Bike Across America

In 2009 I donated five new bicycles to a program in Uganda targeting deserving school teachers. Those recipients gained mobility and important recognition for improving their local communities. This experience taught me the power of bicycles to improve economic opportunities and make social change. Boston-based Bikes not Bombs has a similar mission in creating local community, providing training, jobs and addressing global needs.

Your dollars at work. Funds raised will have real impact supporting the earn-a-bike program targeting Boston-area 12-18 year old youth. In addition, when amounts of $5,000 or more are raised it will help facilitate the shipment of containers of 500 bikes, parts and tools to underserved populations around the world.

I'll be riding just under 4,000 miles leaving from San Francisco on June 4th and arriving in Rehoboth Beach Delaware, on July 22nd. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Best     __o
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Mark 

P.S. Check out our route!

Goal $ 15,000.00
100% towards our goal
$ 24,373.05 raised
HONOR ROLL
Leighton Lord
$ 500.00
Ride like the wind!
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Bob Bloom
$ 100.00
you go boy!
Kalafat Family
$ 100.00
Richard Warren
$ 50.00
Good-luck Mark. I think that it would be fair to Ben and I if we book tennis a day or so after your return. You can bike to Longwood.
Ron Barone
$ 100.00
Take lots of pics...best wishes in your quest!
Thomas Severance
$ 100.00
Have fun.
Bailey Family
$ 200.00
Have a great ride.
Anonymous
$ 25.00
James Jampel
$ 500.00
Enjoy the Transcon!
Walt Dodge
$ 100.00
Have a great time Mark...send pics along the way!
Appleton Partners
$ 500.00
Good Luck, Mark!
Mike Warner
$ 100.00
Go Mark Go!
Lisa Chioffi
$ 500.00
BEC is cheering for you!
Jim And Maxine
$ 100.00
You're doing us all proud. Just stay safe and healthy!
ROGER LOWENSTEIN
$ 100.00
Go Mark!!!!
Sally And Lin
$ 500.00
Good luck and look forward to celebrating when you are back!
Anonymous
$ 500.00
Adam Apt
$ 100.00
I look forward to taking you on a 20-mile hike after this.
Tina & John
$ 500.00
Be safe and have fun! Wish we could join you. xoxoxo from the girls too!
Anonymous
$ 50.00
John G.
$ 100.00
If you stay away longer I'll give more !!
Dawn And August
$ 250.00
Have a great ride and be safe!
Ann And Errol
$ 500.00
Have fun.
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Guy Haselmann
$ 100.00
Remember, head east
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Vanessa Plant
$ 25.00
Good luck, Mark!
David Randall
$ 100.00
Here's to smooth pavement, debris-free shoulders, and tailwinds.
Anonymous
$ 200.00
Anita And Bud
$ 250.00
May the wind be at your back, no flat tires, great experiences every day. Wish I could do the trip.. always admired folks who have made that journey.
Mary & Todd Shipman
$ 100.00
Keep pedaling, Mark!
Kathryn
$ 50.00
I'm so impressed and happy to support you!
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Neighbors Thru The Hedge
$ 250.00
You will need to giddy up: we will be tending your vegetable patch in your absence and you don't want to come home to shriveled radishes.
Mike O'Keeffe
$ 100.00
Good Luck!
Anonymous
$ 400.00
Robin
$ 100.00
Go Mark!! Bikes not bombs indeed.
Liz Ann Sonders
$ 100.00
When in doubt, pedal it out.
Mark Miller
$ 100.00
Good Luck!
Ken Novack
$ 250.00
Sure you'll navigate the risks! Good luck.
Barry
$ 100.00
Good luck Mark... If you can walk on your return, I'll look to get you out on the tennis courts...
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Bee Safe
$ 100.00
Head back to the hive
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Jane And Billy
$ 100.00
Bravo Mark! Enjoy every moment and safe travels.
Brooks
$ 50.00
I wish you and Mike a safe journey.
Kim Roche Johanson
$ 50.00
Go Mark go!
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Dan Dibartolomeo
$ 0.00
Bob And Karol Needham
$ 100.00
We'll be riding with you in spirit Mark.
Bonnie
$ 100.00
Mark, Best of luck - you're commitment and tenacity in this campaign will make a difference!
Mom
$ 200.00
May the wind always be at your back. Keep your eye on the road and be careful. You are so loved.
Bill & Terry Kuethe
$ 100.00
Safe travels and pedal on.
Geoffrey & April Stein
$ 1,000.00
Robert Mashal & Shawna Giggey-Mashal
$ 200.00
Paul Howard
$ 100.00
What a way to see the country! Have fun and stay safe.
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Matt Leising
$ 100.00
Laurie D & Bob Clarke
$ 100.00
Be safe Mark! Great cause. See you on the East Coast soon!!
NANCY JAMES
$ 50.00
Ride safely - Come back, Mark. The world needs you! Nancy
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 250.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Buck Ratledge
$ 100.00
Have a great ride! See you in the fall at UD Homecoming!
Susanna
$ 100.00
no pain, no gain!
Cai
$ 50.00
Way to go Prof. Williams!
Scott & Deb Bobek
$ 500.00
So proud of you, You Stud!
Jackson Griffith
$ 100.00
Best of luck to you both for a fabulous cause and a wonderful journey!
Diane Vazza
$ 100.00
May the wind be at your back-good luck
Ellen And Ken
$ 200.00
Ride safely!
Will Dunning
$ 100.00
Go for it! See you on the other side.
David Griswold
$ 100.00
Go Mark!!! Vantage Point Financial is cheering for you!!!
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Pat King
$ 50.00
Proud Of You, Catch Up When You Get Back!
Jim King
$ 50.00
All The Best!
Ned Rimer
$ 100.00
Go Mark. Hope trip goes well! Cheers from Boston.
R. Alan Lawson
$ 100.00
Joe Asher
$ 250.00
Best of luck Mark!
Rich Mroz
$ 50.00
Pete And Laurie Dragonas
$ 250.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Paul And Yoshiko Sheard
$ 500.00
Mark, What a great initiative and worthy cause. Do take care. Good luck and best wishes, Paul and Yoshiko
David Fleishman
$ 50.00
Congrats on your amazing commitment for a wonderful cause.
Laura K & Boys
$ 250.00
Pedal faster Mark!
Anonymous
$ 500.00
Anonymous
$ 250.00
Peter Merkel/Laura Dember
$ 180.00
Take a side trip to Philadelphia! Good luck.
Brian Shortsleeve
$ 500.00
Erkan Erturk
$ 50.00
Good Luck, Be Safe!
Anonymous
$ 1,000.00
Emily Concannon
$ 30.00
Congrats, Mark! (There's at seat at Fenway waiting for you!)
Dave-o
$ 50.00
Let's empower those kids.
John Kingston
$ 100.00
Elisabeth M Goth
$ 500.00
The Garrett Family
$ 150.00
This is pretty amazing what you are doing! Can't wait to see some pictures and hear some stories. Stay safe and eyes on the road!
Everett Creamer
$ 1,000.00
Mark, I am riding with you from the back seat!! Love, Everett Creamer
Diane McLaughlin
$ 150.00
Aljur Williams
$ 250.00
That crazy cousin Mark..
John And Paula Bitner
$ 200.00
Way to go, Mark!
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Tom Hill
$ 250.00
Good luck with final days on the ride Mark!
Midge Wilcke
$ 50.00
Congratulations Mark. An impressive effort for a great organization. I bet you have some great stories to tell!
Mark And Mary Ann Williams
$ 250.00
Mike Hill And Sue Bear
$ 1,038.05
We'll remember each of those 3,805 miles for a long time. Thanks for the incredible journey. Can't wait for the next adventure...
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