Summer Of Shred partners with Wheels4Life to Create “Flips4Life”
Wheels4Life, the charity started by mountain biking legend Hans Rey, has joined forces with Phil Sundbaum and the Summer Of Shred. Hans will be joining Phil for a Summer Of Shred tour stop in Tanzania at the end of August. The two riders will ride together through the Pare Mountains and safari through some of Africa’s most epic terrain.
In preparation for the trip, Summer Of Shred has developed a program to support Wheels4Life, which will be called “Flips4Life”. Companies and individuals can support the project by pledging money for each backflip that Phil Sundbaum does during the months of July and August. A counter of Phil’s backflips will be posted on the Summer Of Shred website (www.summerofshred.com) and will be updated daily with his progress through the month.
The money that is raised through “Flips4Life” will be donated directly to Hans’ charity Wheels4Life, which delivers bicycles to Africa. Phil and Hans will then hand-deliver the bicycles to villagers during their Summer Of Shred tour through Tanzania.
Flips4Life would like to recognize the companies who have already pledged support to the project: Haro Bikes, Gravity, Adidas, Oakley, RST, Deity Components and TAOW. If you would like to support this project, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, e-mail and contact information. Please also indicate if your pledge amount is per backflip or if it will be a one-time contribution. Pledges of any size will be accepted and appreciated.
Wheels4Life is a non-profit charity (501c(3)), that provides free bicycles for people in need of transportation in Third World countries. We partner with local individuals, organizations and other groups to help us identify persons who sincerely need a bike to be able to go to school or to work. Often these people live in very primitive and remote areas with no access or means to public transportation. The closest school, doctor or work-place might be 10 or 20 miles away. Having a bike can make all the difference in somebody’s life and can give them a chance to break out of the vicious poverty cycle. The gift of mobility, in form of a bicycles, can do miracles.
About Summer Of Shred:
The Summer Of Shred project is a world tour based around world class freerider Phil Sundbaum. Phil’s mission for 2008 is to travel the world and ride every style of biking that the sport has to offer with the pros that know it best. From New Zealand to Africa and all over Europe and the USA, the Summer Of Shred tour is laying tracks on epic mountain trails, dirt jumps, and the most intense freeride parks that the world has to offer. At the end of the 2008 season, a full-length DVD will be released through VAS Entertainment, featuring top riders in every discipline, on nearly every continent in the world. The Summer Of Shred was created and is managed by TAOW in Portland, Oregon.
source: Aaron Lutze