Words by Cynthia Wilson
Riding a bike across Africa with long treks on the open road has a way of working on your soul. Throw in some tough terrain, long hot days of African sunshine, and It probably will change you.
I had never done a long ride like this before. I trained on my bike for months in Colorado but I wanted to ride my bike and do something to make the world better.
I discovered Chooda, an organization that plans Bike Zambia every year. The goal of the ride is to empower women and eliminate the devastation of HIV in Zambia. I spent about six months raising money with a goal of $4000 for the beneficiaries. Each rider is required to do this as part of the experience where all the proceeds go to these recipients: World Bicycle Relief, Grassroot Soccer Zambia, and Zambia Health Education and Communications Trust (ZHECT)