A few days ago I posted an entry about the Africabikes I ordered for Monkey See, Monkey Read. The bikes have arrived. These bikes are utilitarian riding machines.
Single speed, coaster brake, chain guard, fenders, basket on the front, rack
on the back, thornproof tubes, rear wheel lock. All for $299.00. A bike with a cause. For every two bikes sold, Kona will donate one to a home-health-worker in Africa.
I took this picture of Hayes Scriven enjoying the ride. These are great bikes for a town like Northfield. In a small town like this, you can get anywhere on a bike in about 15 minutes.
Trek’s 1world2wheels website has some great information on the benefits of biking like this:
FOR YOUR HEALTH, FOR THE WORLD, FOR OUR FUTURE, FOR 2 MILES OR LESS
With the world facing skyrocketing obesity rates, escalating traffic congestion and the concerns of global climate change, the bicycle is an underutilized solution.
FOR YOUR HEALTH
The average person loses 13 lbs. their first year of commuting by bike.
Just 3 hours of bicycling per week can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke by 50%.
A 140-pound cyclist burns 508 calories while pedaling 14 miles in an hour.