Last weekend was the pledge/send-off ride for Global Agents for Change's 2009 tours. The Pacific tour was leaving from Vancouver on their way to Mexico, and members of the Europe tour were riding to collect pledges. Global Agents for Change is an organization with goals of inspiring social change, and they are currently doing a drive to raise money for microcredit with their Riding to Break the Cycle campaign.
My sister, Shani, is doing the Europe ride this summer starting in Amsterdam and ending up in Istanbul; a ride of about 4000 km. To learn more you can hit up the Global Agents website, find them on Facebook, or contact me and I can put you in touch with my sister. If you would like to donate to her campaign, you can do so on the Global Agents website.
Riding with a group is always a blast, and the pledge ride with a cohort of committed riders was no exception. The Mexico tour riders headed out to White Rock on the first leg of their journey after enjoying some time at Grandview Park (or doing last minute bike fixes!), and a number of the pledge riders joined them. Unfortunately I wasn't able to stay with the group all the way to White Rock (darned bus schedules), but Shani, Ilana, and some of the other riders rode with the group the whole way.
I'm super excited for Shani's ride this summer, and I'm impressed with what Global Agents is trying to do.