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Welcome to Biking for Elephants!

Welcome to Biking for Elephants!

Posted By on Jun 26, 2014

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

–Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

And so it begins! Welcome to the Biking for Elephants website. Here, my teammates and I will be chronicling our progress all summer long as we pedal our butts off to help save one of the world’s most iconic — and imperiled — species.

It’s an extremely ambitious and extremely exciting challenge. Through an event called the Climate Ride, we’ll be biking 300 miles in late September from New York City to Washington, DC. 300 miles! In 5 days! Oh boy.

And as if training for a big long-distance bike ride weren’t enough… each participant is also working to fundraise $3,000 each for the African Wildlife Foundation in the process.

I snapped a picture of this sweet ellie in Botswana last year.

I snapped a picture of this sweet ellie in Botswana last year.

In this blog, I’ll be posting regularly about my training, about elephants and the poaching crisis, and about other cycling-related stuff. Other Biking for Elephants team members will be guest posting on here too.

So if you like elephants, cycling, or me (awwww), please stay tuned! You can even subscribe by email to get notified whenever there’s a new post here on the blog. (See the form on the right column of this blog.)

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter too!

And wouldn’t you just love to help kick off our fundraising by giving us one of our first donations? Click here to go to our donation page, or on any of the big ol’ orange buttons you see around this site.

Thanks in advance for your support for the Biking for Elephants team and the African Wildlife Foundation! Let’s keep elephants around this planet for a long, long time.

[Credits: Cover photo by Billy Dodson for AWF]

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