Tomorrow Wheels4Change board member John Hoopingarner will be at the starting line of the Race Across the West (RAW), an ultra-distance cycling race from Oceanside, CA to Durango, CO. It follows the first 930 miles of the Race Across America (RAAM) route. John has focused and spent a lot of his time in preparation for this event in order to promote the Wheels4Change bike program.
This spring John was quick to donate a bike to vet that had his bike stolen. The vet we helped uses a bike for his primary form of transportation. There are many vets in need of a bike for transportation or for fitness to help with over all health and wellness.
John’s father was a Marine combat vet from the Korean War. John personally knows how important fitness is for both mental and physical health and wants to share his love of cycling with veterans. John will be using his race to help encourage veterans to engage in fitness, especially cycling. John’s main goal in riding RAW this year is to increase awareness about Wheels4Change and raise money for the bike program. Also, if you have a gently used bike that you want to go to a vet we would greatly appreciate helping match your bike with the right vet.
You can follow John’s journey Race Across the West (RAW) on the link below, racer #R112 http://www.raceacrossamerica.org/live-tracking.html
We will also be posting on the Wheels4Change Facebook and Instagram pages.
There are several easy ways to contribute to help John raise money to support the Wheels4Change bike program. Here are ways to donate finically:
- 1stway, please visit, http://wheels4change.com/donate/where you can learn more and make a donation by clicking on the “Donate Now” button via PayPal.
- 2ndway, at no cost to you can help us by choosing us on Amazon:
If you would like to have ongoing impact then please use www.smile.amazon.com and select Wheels4Change as the charity. Every purchase you make costs you nothing more than Amazon’s regular pricing and Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to Wheels4Change. You only need to remember to use the www.smile.amazon.com address when shopping.