1. What are you doing?
We are three life-long friends who will be biking across these United States beginning September 3rd. We plan on completing the trip, which will take us through nine states, in two and a half months. We want to raise money and awareness for Feeding America, an organization that supports community food banks across the country. We'll also be giving a small honorarium to the Adventure Cycling Association for all of the work they do for bike advocacy in the United States.
Along the way we will document our experiences by blogging, making short video pieces, and posting photographs. When possible we will put on concerts in the towns where we’ll stay. The tour is a chance for us to have an adventure, to share it with all of you, and to benefit causes we believe in.
2. Why should I donate money to Slow Wheels?
By giving to us you’ll not only be supporting our quest to bike from coast to coast, but also be helping us meet our commitment to promote Feeding America (http://feedingamerica.org/) and the Adventure Cycling Association (http://www.adventurecycling.org/). In addition to sharing half of our financial proceeds we'll spread the word about the great work they do and potentially inspire additional contributions to both organizations. Your financial backing will allow us to create and share blog posts, photographs, and video as we ride; we’ll also use the money to produce the thank-you gifts listed on our donation page once we get back. Your donation entitles to you to a great gift that will arrive just in time for the holidays. These include postcards, t-shirts, a DVD that includes the video work and music tracks we created on the road, and a book that compiles our photographs and blog material. For your one donation, you’ll receive many happy returns : the joy of supporting worthwhile organizations, a handcrafted memento of our journey, and a share in our epic ride across America.
3. What makes these gifts worth the donation?
Luke is an exhibited filmmaker, Ben is a talented musician, and Mike is an experienced photographer - with all of our artistic abilities and refined sensibilities combined, you’re guaranteed to receive a handmade, gratifying, and inspiring gift to thank you for your crucial support. These are keepsakes of our trans-American odyssey that you can treasure for a lifetime, and enjoy that much more fully knowing that your generous donation made it all possible.
If you’d like examples of our previous work, check out the links to our blogs.
Luke's Films https://vimeo.com/lukeohlson
Ben's Music http://eatmyspityoufish.tumblr.com/
Mike's Photos http://doublehockeystick.tumblr.com/