I think it was referenced on here, but I saw a video blog where a guy was commenting that the whole tour to raise money for a good cause thing is being overdone and that it really wasn't that special anymore for someone to take a long tour by bike. The guy thought that it might be difficult to raise money that way nowadays. I thought that was an interesting observation and likely true.
So today I look in the local paper and see that a couple of guys are riding BMX bikes from Pittsburgh to Florida to raise money for... a skate park in some Pittsburgh suburb. Now the trip is also to honor two friends who died, but it seems to me if people are really less likely to donate for a good cause, how do these guys plan to get money for a skate park?
From the picture that was with the article (which you can't see on the web version), it looks like the guys are carrying gear in backpacks (for those of you dying to know). The article also says they have one trailer. They do have a blog you can read for more info.
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