February 1, 2014
Bike Blogs, Non profit, Youth MTB
I have been enthralled with Vision Cycling ever since last year’s introduced to pro MTB racer, Nathan Guerra, on Mountain Bike Radio. Geurra’s passion and desire to invest into the lives of the next generation of bikers is very evident.
Vision Cycling hopes to, “make cycling a functional household sport, so people and their environment may benefit from the well-being cycling provides. Starting with local communities, Vision will develop the model movement to instill cycling as an integral cultural value. This mission becomes reality by directly providing the structures which uphold Traditional Sports in a society.”
Nathan Guerra and his Vision Cycling team hope to accomplish this vision by:
- Youth Development
- New Cycling Infrastructure
- Public Health & Wellness
- Energy & Environmental Sustainability
I hope you will take time to connect with one of my favorite pro riders, Nathan Guerra, and Vision Cycling through Facebook, Twitter, and their website.
April 12, 2013
I am excited to announce that Brandon Lannie and his family have relocated from Richmond, VA, to establish Get Wheel in Wilmington, NC. Get Wheel is a non-profit that seeks to transform lives and redefine community service, one bicycle at a time. He does this by providing free biking repair clinics for at-risk kids in low income community projects.
Brandon believes that bicycles open doors to build relationships with kids and families that need extra support. By offering free bike repair to at-risk youth, they get a chance to spend time with each child and plant a seed of hope that they remember forever.
Brandon has run this successful outreach for several year in Virginia, but has now decided to hit the road in training organizations, clubs, community groups, churches, etc. how to provide effective bike clinics. In just over two months, he has already had a bike clinic in Vista Village and kicked off a weekly bike ride on Thursday nights.
I had the privilege of spending much of the day with Brandon and hear his story and heart for using bikes as a platform for life change. It was fun introducing him to the biking community in Wilmington and hearing him share his story over and over.
Brandon is a man after my own heart as the whole reason I mountain bike is to connect and build relationships in hopes of having the privilege of sharing the life-saving message of Christ.
I encourage you to find Get Wheel on Facebook and keep up with the exciting ways they are planning to impact families in Wilmington.