Category Archives: Biking

We have ridden a tandem bicycle on the Trans-America bike route from Newton, KS to Charlotte, NC in 2005 and from Newton to San Jose, CA in 2007. In the summer of 2008, we hosted over 50 cross-country bicyclists in our home.

It’s not too late to order your little green laptop too.

They’ve extended the window of opportunity until Dec. 31, 2007 to order an OLPC under the Give One Get One marketing plan. I ordered mine on the first day (Nov. 12th) and got an email saying it should arrive between … Continue reading

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Little Green Laptop for bicycle touring

I ordered my little green laptop today, the first day they are available on a buy one, give one basis. For $423.95 (includes shipping and tax), I ordered a child-sized laptop designed for school children in developing countries. By paying … Continue reading

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MCC Flatlander Bike Ride

This morning over 100 brave souls set out on the Mennonite Central Committee’s annual Flatlander bicycle ride about half an hour late when the rain let up. Our routes (8, 35, 45 & 65 miles) led through Hesston, Moundridge, Burton … Continue reading

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Photo albums now available

If you want to only see photos (no text/blog) or want to see more photos, we’ve created several public photo albums from our trip on picasaweb.com. To access, click on any of these links: GAR Bikes Part 1 (View album) … Continue reading

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Latest info on bikes and amount raised

We just got this information from Mennonite Central Committee headquarters in Akron, PA from Sarah Adams who was in charge of MCC’s HIV/AIDS work. Our actual total raised is now somewhere over $11,000. It’s a good thing folks just kept … Continue reading

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Final amount from Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale

The total amount raised at the Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale in April was $3,100. Unfortunately, it took this long to get the final figures for that amount. Thank you to all who donated at the Relief Sale where we started … Continue reading

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Fund-raising goal has been met (and exceeded)!

The goal for Generations at Risk Bicycles was to raise $10,000 to buy 126 bicycles for people and programs working with people affected by HIV/AIDS in Kenya, Zambia and Uganda. The actual cost of 126 bikes is $9,800, but we … Continue reading

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The first bikes have arrived!

Exciting news: David Martin, Akron Material Aid Director, just sent this photo showing the delivery of AIDS care kits and bicycles in Zambia in June.  The bicycles which so many have helped to purchase are starting to be used.  This will … Continue reading

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We know the way to San Jose – mile by mile by mile by…

We know the way to San Jose – intimately.  All but the one day we had to be carried due to bike trouble.   We got up this morning, had coffee and depleted Linda’s store of tortillas, apples and peanut butter/our … Continue reading

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July 1, Day 35 (according to Dave): Caswell Memorial Park to Livermore to San Jose!

As usual, we’re here in a library and Dave’s trying to upload photos while I’m blogging away.  There’s a speck of hope, they may be willing to burn a CD of our photos from the jumpdrive (naughty jumpdrives try to … Continue reading

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