Thursday, July 3, 2008

Bike and Build

I'm not normally into recommending someone else's blog in posts and you will not see much of that here. I figure that most readers will seek out blogs that interest them and don't really need my help or opinions. Most of the links here are to non-blog information sites except in cases where my research happened to take me to a blog and I used that information. Of course in those cases I like to give credit to the original blogger. Recently I happened across a blog that piqued my interest, however, and thought I would share it with you.

The blog has nothing to do with the subjects on this blog. It is is written by a young lady named Laura from New Hampshire (if I'm not mistaken) who is participating in a Bike and Build ride across the USA. Bike and Build conducts bike treks where the participants spend several weeks on a cross-country bike ride and stop to assist in building Habitat for Humanity homes along the way. Prior to the trip they each raised money through donations and I understand that the money will go to Habitat for Humanity projects they visit on their trek. To me that seems a great way to spend several weeks each year.

Anyway, Laura is obviously excited about her adventure and I will be keeping up with her progress over the next few weeks. I thought it would be nice if some of you could drop by her blog and maybe leave a comment encouraging her and the group and thanking them for the commitment. Laura's blog is at zip,zam,zoom.

There are several other riders also blogging their way across the country and you might want to check them out. You can find a list of them and more information about the program at Bike & Build. Laura's group is on the northern most route, from New England to Vancouver.


  1. Will do that, Baker! Thanks for the posting.

  2. Way to go, Avril.

    I've been keeping up with several of the members of Laura's group since they started via their blog feeds. I figured since these are short-term blogs for the most part they would really appreciate knowing that there are people out there on the internet who will drop in from time to time to check on their progress and the good work they are doing. It's not only the physical work at various sites or the donations. They also help raise awareness of Habit For Humanity as they pass through so many cities and towns along the way.

  3. I see that they're over halfway there now.


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