Trips for Kids gets Support from Bike Tour Company Tour d’Afrique

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Tour d'Afrique Ltd is planning its first ever North American bike tour and has partnered with the national bike charity Trips For Kids to raise awareness about their programs that help at risk youth.

Sunny Day Cycling with Trips for Kids

The North American Epic bike tour will visit each Trips for Kids chapter along the route from San Francisco to St. John's to raise awareness about the great work being done by Trips for Kids across the continent.

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On May 29, 2011 riders will depart from the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge on a 8000 km (5000 mile) journey to Newfoundland. Along the way the tour, hosted by bike tour company Tour d'Afrique, will stop at five Trips for Kids Chapters. Riders and staff of the cycling tour will be making donations to these chapters:

--     TFK Yarmouth, Nova Scotia run by TFK volunteer Jack Harding
--     TFK Chicago Voyagers, in Illinois, a part of the Chicago Voyagers program.
--     TFK Pontiac, Michigan operated by the Baldwin Center
--     TFK Marin, San Francisco, CA operated by TFK founder Marilyn Price
--     TFK Tallahassee, FL operated by Ken Foster of Bicycle Tallahassee.

Operating in the United States, Canada and Israel, Trips For Kids® (TFK®) has opened the world of cycling to over 60,000 at-risk youth through mountain bike rides and Earn-A-Bike programs.

“Cycling is a great way to introduce kids to a healthy lifestyle and the environment” said Tour d’Afrique Foundation director Paul McManus. Trips for Kids Chapters are getting tens of thousands of kids on bikes that otherwise would never have the opportunity.”

Tour d’Afrique Foundation gives back to the communities each tour travels through by supporting organizations that improve peoples’ lives through the use of a bicycle. The Foundation has donated more than1300 bikes and raised more than one million dollars for various charities.

The North American Epic bike tour is the latest offering from the Tour d’Afrique, well known for its epic tours in Africa, Asia, South America and Europe. Available in five sections, the full tour starts May 29th, 2011 from the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and ends 92 days later on the shores of the Atlantic in St. Johns, Newfoundland. It is the longest North American tour currently available and the only tour that journeys through the US and Canada. http://tourdafrique.com/tours/northamericanepic

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