Fundraiser Supports West Africa Village Bicycle Project

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University’s Department of Geography will host a fall bike drive and bike-a-thon fundraiser Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. in support of the West Africa Village Bicycle Project.

Event organizers are working together to ship 50 bicycles to villagers and health-care workers in Ghana and/or Togo in West Africa.

WSU geography and health science students will travel to West Africa in spring 2011 to help distribute bicycles.

The bike-a-thon will start on WSU’s Ogden campus on Dixon Drive, just west of the A1 parking lot.

Cyclists are asked to seek pledges of $2 or more per one-mile lap around campus.

A registration form/pledge sheet may be downloaded at

Individuals also may donate bicycles and bicycle parts during the bike-a-thon or drop them off anytime after the event at the Ogden Bicycle Collective (2404 Washington Blvd., Ogden).

For those who would like to make monetary donations, visit, click on “Give Online,” select “Other” in the drop-down menu and type “Ghana/Togo bikes” in the comment box.

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Bryan Dorsey, geography professor
801-626-6944 •
Amy Hendricks, office of Media Relations
801-626-6346 •