Team Innovation: Africa presented by Fight Meso has come back together to raise awareness and donations for two great organization by racing our bicycles in the Race Across America, RAAM.
We'll be doing RAAM in an entirely new way, from our minimal crew, to our unique rider rotations. We want to show that RAAM is something that can be done competitively on a reasonable budget. Our team members have a history of doing great things in unique ways, and we're looking forward to embarking on our biggest challenge yet.
Last year was a resounding success, as we raised over $250,000 for Innovation Africa and finished in 5 days, 12 hours, 47 minutes.
We'll put last year's experience to good use as we head into 2015.
Race Across America - RAAM - the world's toughest bike race
The following groups are helping to make this happen:
Innovation: Africa is a non-profit organization that brings solar and agricultural technologies to rural African villages.
Since their founding in 2008, they have completed 68 solar and agricultural projects in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Malawi and Uganda. Using solar technology, they provide schools and medical clinics with solar power to offer evening study, adult education, well-lit nighttime medical care and refrigeration for lifesaving medicines and vaccines. Their solar powered water pumps provide over 20,000 liters of clean water a day, and their drip irrigation systems provide a source of food and income for farmers and their families. Over 480,000 people have been impacted by their projects, and more than 300,000 children have received properly stored vaccinations for the first time stored in their solar powered refrigerators.
Watch a video from the field to get a better understanding of their amazing work.
This foundation was founded by our teammate Michael Johnson after his father, John H. Johnson, died from mesothelioma in 2012. Their goal as a foundation is to help take all the guessing and unanswered questions those diagnosed with the disease may have so they can focus on getting the correct treatment.
We chose JL Velo for our clothing for many reasons:
Masi Bicycles, makers of the bikes that we race all year long, have supplied us with their latest Evoluzione outfitted with Ultegra Di2 to get us over all the mountains. The best part is that afterward, we'll be auctioning them off and all proceeds will benefit Innovation Africa and Fight Meso.
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