The next batch of 20 bikes (all donated by Mike's Bikes customers in California) for the kids at Our Fertile Ground were all prepped, packed and ready for the journey from our facility in Gaborone down to Cape Town. We should have had plenty of time to spare before the big event, but alas, in Africa, that often doesn't mean much.
True to form, the bikes sat on a truck waiting for border clearance for more than a week. The kids from the Our Fertile Ground youth program were so excited to raise funds for their camp by riding the Cape Argus. But the border delays cost so much time that the bikes were not going to arrive there before the event - finding a solution was necessary. Paul and Robert turned to Songo, a very well known bike organization near Stellenbosch, for help. Songo's group committed to loan 20 bikes for the kids to ride the Cape Argus. It was a very stressful situation for all involved, but it seems to finally worked out in the end.
We're all looking forward to seeing how the 25 Fertile Ground riders do at the Argus - So very proud of all of them!