December 8/10 12:43 pm - Tour d'Afrique to Benefit Trips for Kids
Posted by Editoress on 12/8/10
Tour d'Afrique Ltd is planning its first ever North American bike tour and has partnered with the U.S. bike charity Trips For Kids to raise money and awareness about their bike programs that help at-risk youth.
Through the Tour d'Afrique Foundation, the riders and staff of the 2011 tour will be making donations to these Trips for Kids chapters:
• TFK Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, run by TFK volunteer Jack Harding
• TFK Chicago Voyagers, a part of the Chicago Voyagers program
• TFK Pontiac, Mich., operated by the Baldwin Center
• TFK Marin, San Francisco, operated by TFK founder Marilyn Price
• TFK Tallahassee, Fla., operated by Ken Foster of Bicycle Tallahassee
The tour will visit each chapter along the 8,000 km (4,971 mile) route from San Francisco to St. John's, Newfoundland, to make donations and to raise awareness about the great work being done by Trips for Kids.
"Cycling is a great way to introduce kids to a healthy lifestyle and the environment," said Tour d'Afrique Foundation Director Paul McManus. "Trips for Kids Chapters are getting tens of thousands of kids on bikes that otherwise would never have the opportunity."
The Tour d'Afrique Foundation gives back to the communities each tour travels through by supporting organizations that improve people's lives through the use of a bicycle. The Foundation has donated more than1,300 bikes and raised more than one million dollars for various charities.
Find out more, at the North American Epic Bike Tour.