Alexander Plumb wrote -
The Northrise Bike Team has now accomplished three rides from Los Angeles to San Diego raising over $14000 in order to provide transportation for workers and increased safety for the students of Northrise University. We have a long way to go to provide sufficient bikes to people in need of them at the university. The team looks forward to more individuals joining us on our future trips. The 4th Annual ride will be on June 26th and 27th of 2015.
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The Cause: I volunteered for Northrise University in Ndola, Zambia in August of 2010. There I was able to work with the local elementary schools, teach classes to the students at Northrise University, and work on the farm harvesting bananas and selling them to the local markets. Northrise has established both a working farm and a technology business to employ graduates and generate future revenue to support university operations. On the farm, I realized that the farmers I was working along with had to walk three hours each way to work because they could not afford the freeway bus system. Its hard to imagine walking for miles just to get to work, leaving and coming home in the dark. This motivated me to ask a little more about how the students are able to get around town and the results where they either walk or have to wait late in the hours for their parents or loved ones to pick them up because its too dangerous to walk at night. I told President Moffat Zimba of Northrise that I wanted to help the university out by buying bicycles for their students, faculty, and workers. I thought the greatest way to to raise money for this cause was to have a bike trip with friends and family from Los Angeles to San Diego. -Alexander Plumb
The Trip: The Northrise Bike Team rides for two days starting from Pasadena, CA to La Jolla, CA. The first day consists of a 70 mile ride with an overnight stay in San Clemente and continuing on with more than a 50 mile ride to La Jolla.
Please help the members of this wonderful bike group with any donation possible.
Northrise Platinum Sponsor- $500
This platinum sponsorship will purchase 5 bicycles for Northrise University. Each platinum sponsor will receive an exclusive Northrise Bike Team riding jersey as a thank you for their support and generosity.
Northrise Gold sponsor- $125
This gold sponsorship represents the 125 mile bike ride from Los Angeles to San Diego for the riders. $125 dollars will purchase a bicycle in Zambia plus extra bicycle supplies.
Friendship Sponsor- any amount ;)
Your contributions will be going towards the purchase of more bicycles, a bicycle repair shop,bicycle supplies, and better modes of transportation for the students, faculty, and workers of Northrise.
The Northrise workers will be able to get to and from work with ease, provide safety for the students by allowing them to get home before dark, and allow more freedom to the staff to explore the land of Zambia.
Thank you for the support!
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If you would like to learn more about our upcoming ride, the Northrise Bike Team, and/or starting up your own bike trip, contact Alex Plumb at firstname.lastname@example.org.