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

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Bike paths from Folsom To Davis, CA

Lots and lots of bikes paths! Biking along the 30 mile American River
Bike Trail through Sacramento


  1. Folsom Prison Blues - sing it Johnny...

    I hear that train a-comin'
    Comin' around the bend
    And I ain't seen the sunshine
    Since I don't know when

    I'm stuck in Folsom Prison
    Time keeps draggin' on
    And that train just keeps a-rollin'
    On down to San Antone

    When I was just a baby
    My mama told me, son
    Always be a good boy
    Don't ever play with guns

    But I shot a man in Reno
    Just to watch him die
    When I hear that whistle blowin'
    I hang my head and cry

  2. im finally caught up in your blog! cant believe youre in cali aaah