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

Friday, July 2, 2010

We made it to Kansas!


  1. Sexyy can i!!! I miss your face! By the way you are looking killer! xoxo

  2. I wore my red shoes and clicked my heels all the time in Kansas. Remember, there is no place like home!

  3. you look so good!!! i don't know why i never commented this thing earlier. i am soo0o proud-- cant wait for bike club te quiero chica

  4. Hi Rina and Kris!

    Even though I haven't been writing, I have been diligently following your progress! Thanks for keeping us posted with all of the great photos. You both look amazingly rested. I don't know how you're doing it....keep on wheelin'....

    P.S. Hope you'll be eating some red white and blue jello today. I bet there's lots of it to be found in Kansas picnics today!

    xoxox Row

  5. i didnt even know i could comment this! you are awesome! lookin fly in that helmet