About Us

Who we are:
Rina Binder-Macleod and Kristofer Thompson
What we are doing:
Biking across the USA, from Delaware to California.
Why we are doing it:
1. Fun!
2. To learn about bicycle friendly communities then bring what we learn back to UD to become "bicycle ambassadors" and promote bicycle use.
3. Fun?
Last summer we worked in Guatemala for 3 months as volunteer trekking guides for an amazing organization called "Quetzaltrekkers. "
The money we raised from the hikes funded 85% of the operating budget for a school EDELAC, or Escuela de la Calle, for 220 children.
If that wasn't enough, we also provided 100% of the funding for the orphanage "The Hogar Abierto (Open Home)" for 17 kids!
We love these kids to death, so we are dedicating our bike trip to them
Me (Rina) and Wilson on the trek to Lago Atitlan
The girls hanging out after dinner at the Quetzaltrekker's Office
We would be so grateful if you could support us in our effort to "Bike for the Kids", to provide support for the kids
of the "Open Home",
The Hogar Abierto.
To Donate: (this is a semi-complicated process because it is difficult to send money out of the country even to a 501(c)3 non-profit so QT uses Omprakash to help facilitate the donation process)
You can make a tax-free donation through Omprakash.
Please select Quetzaltrekkers from the drop down menu to earmark your donation (very important).
In addition, we will be tracking the money raised through our bike trip. If you choose to donate, please e-mail bikeforthekids@gmail.com with your name and the amount donated so we can track our progress for the kids!
Thank you for your support!
Kris and Rina

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Palmyra, VA

Last night we camped out in Horace, Theresa, and Hannah's backyard.  This wonderful family was a lifesaver, offering us a place to stay right when the sun was setting! We chatted late into the night,realizing how much we shared in common! Theresa had done the SCA (student conservation association. www.thesca.org which I had done two summers ago in the Delaware Water Gap )and Hannah had friends at UD! Small world... We are so grateful for their hospitality; it is so refreshing meeting such nice people along the way! Thanks again for opening your home to us!

1 comment:

  1. I know you two love your comments so just wanted to say looking good!

    Also, I loved Rina's call today and cannot wait to hold you both in my arms once again