The power of the bicycle can be immense. Immense enough to take you to the top of a 19,000 foot peak in the heart of Africa or to change the lives of people in Africa by providing them a means of transportation. Rebecca Rusch, a Red Bull Mountain Bike Professional, uses the power of the bike to make these two happen. Her goal was to raise awareness and $1 for each foot of elevation gained to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro for World Bicycle Relief, a non-profit organization raising money and getting bikes to people in Africa to help mobilize them. The video below highlights her trip as well as World Bicycle Relief and how bicycles really provide a benefit to local communities. A truly inspiring short film.
About Adam Farabaugh
I am a former professional road cyclist and traveled the world riding and racing my bike. I started out in high school learning everything the hard way through a lot of trial and error and made it to racing with the worlds best. I hope I can give good insight into riding and everything that encompasses cycling.