The AfricaBike graces the pages of the June issue of Reader's Digest in a story titled "Four Ways of Looking at a Bicycle" - the best thing on two wheels in Africa, Germany, New York City and Paris. The article explains the importance of the AfricaBike to healthcare workers (and others) in sub- Saharan Africa and how it has become a vital means of transportation. It also features three other bikes in the categories: as a concept, as a memorial and as community property.
AfricaBike all-star campaigner Christine George reached her goal of raising $10,000 for the BikeTown program with a little help from Virginia Tech honors students. One major campaign donor was the Wytheville, VA Rotary Club who's members ended up giving $2,200! Other major campaign donors included: Patricia Caldwell ($1,000), Dr. Jack Dudley ($600), VT Communication Skills Classes ($600), Ava Howard ($500), Wiley Contracting Co. ($500), Members of the VT WLP Council ($500), and the VT College of Vet. Med. Class of '09 ($400).
Nicely done folks.
|Frame sizes||One Size|
|Frame tubing||Kona Cromoly|
|Chain||KMC Z410 RB|
|Rear hub||Shimano SG-3C41 DX 3spd coaster Brake|
|Tires||Kenda SMALL BLOCK 8 w/Thornproof Tubes|
|Rims||Rigida Cyber 10|
|Seat clamp||Kona Clamp|