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

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


To celebrate the 4th of July, we pushed a 99 mile day into Wichita to visit Kris's cousin Lisa and her husband Travis. We rode through hours of storms and 19 mph winds that cut our speed virtually in half. Just outside town, Kris got our first flat tire (I proceeded to get 2 more in the next 24 hours) but Lisa and Travis saved us from the dark night and picked us up! We had a great time visiting with them!

1 comment:

  1. Hello Rina and Kris,
    I hope you are having as much fun as it looks like you are. Smiling and looking cool in every picture. We know it must be hard peddling in that prairie wind. Good on you.

    1000 miles without a flat tire - I wonder if thats any kind of record. Do you have kevlar inserts (like Mr Tuffy?)

    Rina, I hope you are gathering some good info to help kick-start the Newark Bike culture. We are counting on you.

    Best to both - stay safe!


    PS. I guess I can't be so excited at my 30 mile road rides anymore.