On January 15th, 2016, I will begin an epic cycling trip through 10 African countries. From Cairo to Cape Town the trip will cover 12,076 Km (7,500 miles). It will be a true test of mind, body and bicycle for 121 days. Some say I’m nutty, but I see it as a great opportunity to learn about different cultures, meet some extraordinary people and see Africa at a pace and perspective that few people would ever get to enjoy.
You can learn about the entire trip at the TDA Global Cycling web site, as they are the tour operators.
If you want to know where we are from day to day, here is a complete itinerary.
This exploit through Africa will also allow me to raise money for two very worthwhile charities that are near and dear to my heart.
The Living Room, a hospice in Kenya, run by Julie McGowan, the most heart warming, giving person, I’ve ever met. I’ll have the opportunity to visit Julie, her staff and also see the site of the new hospice they plan on building. My plan is to take a couple of days off and fly from Nairobi to Eldoret mid way through the cycling trip. NOTE: I’ll be matching all contributions totalling $10,000… so please be generous. DONATE TODAY
Rancho Feliz, a charitable foundation that is changing lives in Aqua Prieta, Mexico, just over the border from Douglas, Arizona. The philosophy of Rancho Feliz is that the people must contribute to their community with service and continued education for their children. The families live with dignity, knowing they are an integral part of their community. It was founded by a couple of good friends that will be joining me for part of this cycling trip, Gil & Troy Gillenwater. NOTE: I’ll be matching all contributions totalling $10,000 and Gil will be matching donations up to $5,000 and Jim Armstrong will match donations up to $10,000. That’s $25,000 in matching donations. …. so please be generous. DONATE TODAY
Thank you for your loving spirit and gifts,