Where Can Your Bike Take You? Join the Cycle is a Group of Four Americans who are Crossing the Country by Bicycle

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The team will visit 21 major cities across the country, riding for 105 days. In each city, they will give presentations directed towards working adults and schoolchildren.

Join the Cycle is a group of four Americans who are crossing the country by bicycle, to promote biking as a primary mode of transportation. They are not professional athletes or competitors, simply enthusiastic cyclists, who believe that biking is good for our health and good for the planet. They want to spread the word.

"We want to inspire others to ride bicycles," said Casey DePasquale. She and Hannah Hamilton are co-directors of the Join the Cycle project.

"This project isn't about collecting money to protect the environment. We're asking you to make a positive change in your daily life," said Hannah Hamilton.

To do that, the group has set up a Web site at http://www.jointhecycle.com to collect pledges from people across the country to try cycling for transportation.

The team will visit 21 major cities across the country, riding for 105 days. In each city, they will give presentations directed towards working adults and schoolchildren. The presentations are meant to inspire people to ride, and inform them of the environmental impact of bicycling.

Join the Cycle believes it's time for Americans to reduce the amount of fuel we use. "Every 10 miles of cycling instead of driving reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 10 pounds. If US citizens increased cycling from 1% of all trips to just 1.5%, we would save 462 million gallons of fuel," said Casey.

The group will be teaming up with cycling clubs across the country. They welcome others to ride with them for small portions of the trip. Find more info or get in touch through the Web site at http://www.jointhecycle.com.

http://www.Jointhecyle.com
Info (at) jointhecycle (dot) com

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