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30 November 2012 No comments

Ride 4 Red. A Charity Ride In Washington D.C.

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Ride 4 Red. A Charity Ride In Washington D.C.
Assembled Ride 4 Red participants at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. Ben Skoda got in touch with us recently about about last month's Ride 4 Red, a cycling event for charity which takes place annually in the American capital. Funds raised go towards helping HIV related community projects, both locally and on the African continent. We'll let Ben take up the story... On October 27, over 100 participants in Washington, DC used cycling as a platform to address the HIV/AIDS crisis locally and in Marsabit, Kenya through the Ride 4 Red. The one-day event, a partnership between National Community Church, Blood:Water Mission and Venture Expeditions, raised over $11,000 as the 90+ cyclists and 20+ volunteers raised support individually and collectively for the cause, which benefitted local programs in DC via National Community Church's A1:8 projects, and internationally through Blood:Water Mission's Tumaini Medical Center for HIV/AIDS victims in Marsabut, Kenya. Cyclists opted for one of three courses around DC: 104-mile, 24-mile, or a 4-mile family ride, each including a pitstop on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. One of the day's highlights included the efforts of 7-year-old Hannah Troubh, who raised over $1,000 and cycled the entire 24-mile route with her step-father, Gregg Molander. The two raised a combined $2,156. To read about future opportunities to cycle for HIV/AIDS and other humanitarian causes, visit ventureexpeditions.org or browse their 2013 charity cycling tours here