OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University’s Department of Geography will host a fall bike drive and bike-a-thon fundraiser Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. in support of the West Africa Village Bicycle Project.
Event organizers are working together to ship 50 bicycles to villagers and health-care workers in Ghana and/or Togo in West Africa.
WSU geography and health science students will travel to West Africa in spring 2011 to help distribute bicycles.
The bike-a-thon will start on WSU’s Ogden campus on Dixon Drive, just west of the A1 parking lot.
Cyclists are asked to seek pledges of $2 or more per one-mile lap around campus.
A registration form/pledge sheet may be downloaded at weber.edu/communityinvolvement.
Individuals also may donate bicycles and bicycle parts during the bike-a-thon or drop them off anytime after the event at the Ogden Bicycle Collective (2404 Washington Blvd., Ogden).
For those who would like to make monetary donations, visit weber.edu/give, click on “Give Online,” select “Other” in the drop-down menu and type “Ghana/Togo bikes” in the comment box.
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