The Ride for Africycle was at the Peterborough Cycling Summit to kick of this year's ride and registration has opened for the Ride for Africycle 5.0! What is Africycle?...

Africycle’s vision is to help break the cycle of poverty by providing Malawians access to high quality and affordable bicycles. By offering a bicycle with superior mechanical quality, Malawians are able to improve the standard of living for both family and community. Through the establishment of a bike shop in Malawi; Africycle offers this affordable form of transportation, while also generating funds to sustain itself and contribute to local community development initiatives. Two of these initiatives include a Clean Water project and Grace School, a school for orphaned and disabled children.

On July 3rd of this year, a group of bicycle riders will depart from Peterborough, Ontario and will travel over 1000km’s around the Great Lake Ontario, arriving back in Peterborough 10 days later. We will be cycling counter-clockwise around the lake, the opposite direction of last year’s trip. We hope to be riding alongside various Rotary clubs who are joining us for a day at a time. The Rotary contribution to our ride is substantial and we continually hold them in high regard for their partnership with us.

This is the third consecutive year for Ride for Africycle and this year’s ride is shaping up to be a great event. Last year a total of $12,600 was raised. The fundraising goal for 2009 has been set at $30,000. Will you partner with us as we pedal towards hope?

Sign up today for either the two day tour from Peterborough to Kingston, or the full tour all the way around Lake Ontario.