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Aaron Bauhs' Fundraiser:

Aaron’s Biking Adventure

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BENEFITING: Bike & Build, Inc.

EVENT DATE: Jul 27, 2015

Aaron Bauhs

THE STORY:

First, a Dream:
One day, I will bike across America.

Then, an Opportunity:
2 months off between grad school and a new job!?!

From that, a Goal:
What if...

Finally, a Reality:
Wait, this is happening?
What have I gotten myself into!?!
And what can I do to help others at the same time?

That's right...I'm embarking upon a trip from NYC to Wisconsin to Mt Rushmore to Portland, Ore. It's ~3300 miles of unabridged America, each inch crossed only through my will to not die on the side of the road.

I'm extremely excited, but yes, also a bit terrified. But I'm not the first to attempt such a trip. I'm inspired by the participants of non-profit BIKE & BUILD, who not only go the distance, they volunteer to build affordable homes along the way!

Well, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. I am collaborating with Bike & Build to raise funds in support of the trips (theirs and mine) and the dream of durable, affordable homes for all. And this, my friends, is where you come in.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

                                       2 cents per mile

Contributing $66 (roughly $0.30/hour of strenuous biking) will help empower those in need to secure homes of their own (and help me be indoors when the weather doesn't permit camping). You can make a difference at any level though, so here are some recommended levels:

                                    $33 (1 cent/mile)
A tool for home building + hot food to combat my hunger
                                   $66 (2 cents/mile)
Materials for the homes + shelter during a thunderstorm
                                   $99 (3 cents/mile)
Power tool! Plus, help with so many flat tires
                                 $149 (4.5 cents/mile)
Support of paid builders + emergency bike shop visit
                                  $198 (6 cents/mile)
I will briefly consider carving your face in Mt. Rushmore
                                       And beyond           
Your dedication rivals that of a Lance/Jimmy love child

Contributions will be split equally with Bike & Build, with donations exceeding my trip expenses going 100% to Bike & Build. All donations are tax deductible.

WANT TO DISCUSS MORE ABOUT THE TRIP?

I'll be documenting my trip along the way at www.facebook.com/aarons.biking.adventure. Of course, any advice, recommendations, places to stay, and companions are welcome!

Thanks for your support!
~Aaron
 

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To This Fundraiser

$4,360

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jess

    $100

  • Aaron Bauhs

    $100

  • Justin Villere, Bike & Build

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Steph & Antoine & Oskar

    $165

  • Mom

    $100

  • Liz Schnitter

    $100

  • Delphine

    $15

  • Harry Chang

    $100

  • Antonia

    $30

  • Danny & Melissa Wolchansky

    $50

  • April Rood

    $50

  • Mickael Leroy and Stephanie Husson

    $50

  • Tom Emelo

    $100

  • Giovanna

    $50

  • Adam Redstone

    $50

  • Allison

    $25

  • Christa & Jome

    $100

  • Emily Landgraf

    $25

  • Brian May

    $50

  • Karla Figueroa

    $20

  • Malysa

    $25

  • Yatrik

    $50

  • Blake & Dana Weinberger

    $50

  • Eric Fryer

    $30

  • Alice Lai

    $100

  • Lindsey Paluska

    $150

  • Kelli Marks

    $50

  • Kemi Ilesanmi

    $50

  • Mikaël

    $25

  • Isabelle

    $50

  • Meghan Hoover & Dan Spaulding

    $150

  • IC

    $100

  • Kat Stockbridge

    $100

  • Fehmida Virji

    $25

  • Andy Webber and Amy Aaron

    $100

  • Sean Devine

    $25

  • Uncle Len

    $100

  • Sumeet S.

    $50

  • Amanda Hermes

    $25

  • Denis of the Kaplun Clan

    $50

  • Divya V

    $25

  • Apolline

    $50

  • May C.

    $50

  • Amy and Mark Webber

     

  • Mary

    $66

  • Nathan Davis

    $100

  • Mary Sutkowski

     

  • Amruth

     

  • Eva and Kevin

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Jerry

    $33

  • Colleen

    $100

  • Alyson, a Bailey, Linda, Mark

    $100

  • Shuvo Rafiq

    $50

  • Mathilde

     

  • Mary Cahill

    $50

  • Colleen's Grandma

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Maya S.

    $25

  • Yuk L.

    $50

  • Pradeep P.

    $50

  • Jo and bill Iverson

    $50

  • Dave Nellhaus

    $50

  • Beth Mewse

    $10

  • Caitlin Weaver

     

  • Mary B.

     

  • Sharon Shaked

     

  • Jeanna M

     

  • Bailey Bauhs

     

  • Mary Nelson - Fellow Beloit Turtle

     

  • Dan Stulck

     

  • Andrew, Kate & Leo

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • The LeClaires

    $100

  • Dale Beal

    $50

  • Rebmoma

    $50

  • Nancy & Jason

    $50

  • Sean

    $30

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97% Raised of $4,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Sean

Sean

DONATION: $30

Well, this is super late... Congratulations my friend! There wasn't one point of your trip where I wasn't enthralled by the photos, the efforts you've put in, and by my own envy of your determination. Can't wait to celebrate with you in person. 2 years ago

Nancy & Jason

Nancy & Jason

DONATION: $50

Congratulations! Awesome job! You will be added to the "Awesome People We Know" list! 2 years ago

Rebmoma

Rebmoma

DONATION: $50

You did it! What a fantastic way to see the country. I liked your route and interim destinations. Thanks for the ride! 2 years ago

Dale Beal

Dale Beal

DONATION: $50

You're my hero, man! I wish you a safe and exciting journey! 2 years ago

The LeClaires

The LeClaires

DONATION: $100

Met you at Jewel Cave National Monument while on vacation with my parents and daughter. You're an inspiration to others. Keep up the good work! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

Go Aaron! Go Beloit! Good luck with the second half! 2 years ago

Andrew, Kate & Leo

Andrew, Kate & Leo

DONATION: $50

Great work Aaron! I’m loving following along with your updates. Just as an FYI, if you keep going past Portland, it’s only a further 7,929 miles to Melbourne. Thoughts? 2 years ago

Dan Stulck

Dan Stulck

Good luck. Keep Pedaling. 2 years ago

Mary Nelson - Fellow Beloit Turtle

Mary Nelson - Fellow Beloit Turtle

Your posts are too inspiring not to donate something! Wish I could do more 2 years ago

Bailey Bauhs

Bailey Bauhs

It's great living vicariously through your facebook adventure posts. Keep them coming! How awesome! 2 years ago