For this ride, we looked for sponsors willing to cover up to $1000 of our personal costs. Each of these have donated $250 or more towards a sponsor fund. Barring medical or technical emergencies on the ride, the amount donated over $1000 will also be given to the project. All other donations go to the project itself.
Our four wonderful sponsors are:
Prairie Harvest Market and Deli, 601 Main ST. Newton, KS. A must-stop for cross country bikers – and locals! (316) 283-6623, www.prairieharvestnewton.com Cross-country cyclists who would like to be in a home for a night can call and talk to Liz R. Newton bikers are willing to host any touring cyclists, Liz will make the connection for you. Prairie Harvest hours are Mon-Fri 9am-6pm (CST), Sat 9am-5pm, Thurs 9am-7pm.
The Bicycle Pedaler bike shop in Wichita, KS where Ruth Halliday is especially kind, making us deals we couldn’t refuse as well as donating cash. We bought our Burley Tamberello tandem from Bicycle Pedaler. While this bike shop is not in Newton, the owners have a family member in Newton and you may be able to find a way to get the help you need. www.bicyclepedaler.net (316) 685-4545. 330 N Rock Rd, Wichita, KS 67206. Hours: Mon-Wed, Fri, 10am-6pm, Thurs 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-5pm. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Leroy Hershberger, a dear friend, fellow adventurer, first time BAKer this year and professional storyteller. If you ask (comment), we’ll tell you how to contact him. He tells wonderful tales (some true and some that ought to be) from his life and Amish culture.
And, our wonderful Life-Sharing Sunday School Class from First Mennonite Church in Newton, KS – without whom many of our adventures (Chad, India, B2C and now this) would not have been able to happen and many of our trials (Bethany’s death) would have overwhelmed us. Bless you all.