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 weber.edu/communityinvolvement.

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 weber.edu/give, click on “Give Online,” select “Other” in the drop-down menu and type “Ghana/Togo bikes” in the comment box.

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Contact:
Bryan Dorsey, geography professor
801-626-6944 • bdorsey@weber.edu
Author:
Amy Hendricks, office of Media Relations
801-626-6346 • amyhendricks@weber.edu