Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Riding for a Reason

Erik Balsbaugh has been Crossfitting for about eight months. He's been crazy a lot longer than that.

On August 20th, Erik is going to embark on a 6000 mile bike ride. His co-pilot on the mission is Jon Natkin. They're going to ride from Jackson Hole to Key West, on a route they only could've gotten from Mapquest.

They'll cover most of the West Coast and the entire Southern United States.

Erik and Jon aren't doing this just for the hell of it. They're raising money for Reach Out and Read, a national non-profit dedicated to promoting youth literacy through parental awareness. They're seeking to raise $1 for every mile they ride.

Education is the tool by which the poor escape poverty. It is a key determinant of economic success, and education is impossible without literacy. Erik and Jon know this, and they're doing something about it.

If you have the means, please donate to their cause. You can direct 100% of your donation to Reach Out and Read, or you can send some cash to support Erik and Jon as they try to stay alive in the Arizona desert.

Good luck, guys! Again Faster is behind you!


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