A while back, we received a random email from two dudes named Jeff and Dave who had an idea to ride their bikes across Lesotho (an extremely rugged and mountainous country) to raise funds for The Mike's Bikes Foundation. We see these offers often, and they rarely pan out. These two, however, are really doing it!!
Their goal was to raise $20,000, which is enough to completely cover the shipping and import duties of an entire 40' container of donated bikes into Lesotho. Jeff and Dave have a specific focus on getting bikes directly to kids living in the outlying highland districts. We travelled through the Lesotho highlands last summer and we can attest to just how rural and rugged it is out there.
We're thrilled that Jeff and Dave have chosen us to partner with, and we're so excited to see their progress, in both their fundraising and their journey.
Their 9-day trek is planned for July 2013 and they'll soon be accepting donations. Please Like them on Facebook, help spread the word, donate directly to their initiative here, and if nothing else, send them some words of encouragement. Those mountains in Lesotho are no joke!