Denver's Woolford Bicycles Against Poverty

DENVER – Rather than relaxing on the couch, University of Denver lacrosse sophomore Colin Woolford is spending his summer cycling across the country. Woolford is part of a six-person group cycling from San Jose, Calif. to New York City as part of Bicycles Against Poverty's Pedal for a Purpose tour.

Bicycles Against Poverty is a registered nonprofit organization that distributes bicycles to individuals in Africa who pay back for the bikes in monthly installments.

"The most rewarding part of this experience for me has been stopping along our bike rides every day to speak with numerous people about the impactful and unique cause," Woolford said. "It is always so uplifting to speak about the strong impact a bicycle can have in changing the lives of many villagers in Uganda, which makes our riding every day a lot easier."

The cyclists will be riding over 3,200 miles in under 10 weeks and will be stopping in major cities along the way to host events.

The team will be stopping at the Denver Bicycle Café at 1308 E. 17th Ave., Denver, CO. 80218 on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. to help raise awareness and money for the organization. The team has a fundraising goal of $100,000 throughout the ride.

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