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Biking for a Better World nearing Bay

Staff reports

Biking for a Better World’s Jake Spero, John Witherspoon, Duncan Sisson and Sam Skrocke, all North Shore residents, are now 70 days and more than 3,000 miles into their 16,000-mile journey from Alaska’s Prudhoe Bay to Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego.

A non-profit organization, Biking for a Better World is trying to raise $18,000 to finance the construction of a school in Nicaragua, and will use the trip to meet as many people as possible to spread the word about their cause.

On Aug. 10 the quartet will pedal into the Olema Ranch Campground in Point Reyes, where anyone is invited to join the team for the evening or take part in a 40-mile ride to the Golden Gate Bridge and into the city the following morning. The group plans to arrive at the Velo Rouge Cafe around 2 p.m. on Aug. 11.

Spero had this to say in his latest update:

Hi everyone … Jake and the team here in Port Orford, Ore., with an update on our journey. We have traveled nearly 3,500 miles since we began on the Arctic Ocean in Alaska seven weeks ago, through scenic AK, the Yukon Territory, British Columbia, Washington, and now coastal Oregon. The four of us are feeling well, riding well and taking in all the beautiful sights and people we are encountering along the way. Everything is running smooth and according to plan both on our ride and with the construction of the school in Nicaragua, which Building with Books is in the process of building right now. But we still need more than $5,000 to finish funding it!

For those of you who have supported us in the past, thank you so much for helping this project become a reality, and for those of you who have not donated but have been meaning to, now would be a great time to help us meet our goals. Every little bit helps. Please visit our Web site at http://www.bikingforabetterworld.org to check out our blog, photos and fundraising progress, and tell everyone you can about us!

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We are super excited to be nearing California and the Bay area. For those of you near Tahoe or the Bay area, we are hosting a group campout on Friday, Aug. 10 at Olema Ranch Campground in Point Reyes. Anyone is invited to come hang out with us for the night. The following morning, Saturday, Aug. 11, beginning at 9 a.m., we will be inviting people to pedal approximately 40 miles to the Golden Gate Bridge and into the city to our destination, the Velo Rouge Cafe, where we will enjoy some good food and drinks for the afternoon (arriving around 2 p.m.). Thank you all for your support, always. None of this would be possible without you. We look forward to seeing many of you for our time off in SF.

Cheers …

Jake and the team …