80 for Haiti: Cyclists Unite

Many of you have already contributed to the Haiti relief effort but if you haven’t, or would like to do more, consider getting involved with the upcoming “80 for Haiti” event hosted by AdventureCORPS which starts and ends in Pine Valley, California. You don’t have to ride to give, you can simply give now through AdventureCORPS’ Mercy Corps fundraising page.

100% of all proceeds from the ride (and donations) will benefit Mercy Corps which, according to its website, is “bringing food to patients at Port-au-Prince’s overwhelmed main hospital, which was destroyed in the earthquake.” Mercy Corps is also working to improve neighborhood sanitation, help kids overcome trauma, and engage Haitians in their own recovery.

According to the AdventureCORPS website, 80 for Haiti “will be an 80-mile ride, on Old Hwy 80 in southeastern San Diego County, with an $80 entry fee. The route is spectacular, on absolutely quiet roads through rolling terrain.”

Sign up to ride “80 for Haiti” on February 13th, or simply give now. So far AdventureCORPS has raised over $6,000 but their goal is $20,000.

NEWS, NETWORKING, AND NEW MEDIA is written by Winona Bateman, Adventure Cycling’s media director, and appears weekly, highlighting cool media (articles, videos, photos, etc.) related to Adventure Cycling and bicycle travel. Writing a story about bicycle travel or Adventure Cycling Association? You can contact Winona via press AT adventurecycling DOT org. Visit our media room or view our news releases.

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