Saturday, December 6, 2008

Things To Know

I forgot to mention yesterday about some of the interesting things I've come across in the last few weeks. The first site is called This is an endurance community that aims at tracking ones training while at the same time donating money to certain non profits for the amount of distance you do. 

I chose to do my exercise for World Bicycle Relief, their mission statement is 'simple sustainable transportation is essential element in disaster assistance and poverty relief. Bicycles fulfill basic needs by providing access to health care, education and economic development. Bicycles empower individuals, their families and their communities. Our mission is to provide access to independence and livelihood through the power of bicycling.' Most of the bikes are proved to community based health care volunteers, disease prevention educators and vulnerable household. At the same time they are training 100's of mechanics to keep the program sustainable. 

If any of you are exercising regularly and want to easily put some of those miles to good use, I highly recommend you sign up on their website. It's very fast and easy. 

On a side note I was hoping for the board scores to come back yesterday, but it never did, so I'm still left in limbo. Keeping the fingers crossed. 

1 comment:

Kiah said...

You know, two nights ago my roommate Nicole and I were talking about world bicycle relief. Did you know that they are based in Seattle? Nicole went to Peru this summer with an organization called Crooked Trails, learning about eco-tourism and so on...WBR and Crooked Trails often pair up and make good things happen :) It's great to see that they are gaining recognition even on the East Coast!