It’s hard to believe that in 3 days you can ride a bicycle from Douglas, AZ to El Paso, Texas. But we did! We picked up Pancho Villa’s trail in Columbus, USA, a town he invaded in 1916. Then we headed north to Mesilla where Billy the Kid was tried for murder. All riders holding up well. Even 76 year old Alex Klopfer is kicking it!
Today we pedal up and out of the Rio Grande valley and into the Black Range Mountains to the ghost town of Kingston. We received a $1,000 donation today so our goal of $18,500 is in sight. With a few more donations, next Sunday we will feed 5,000 people!
Lease help us with this international effort: Donate HERE
On November 6, 2016 Extreme Karma Fundraiser – Emily Falkner – ran the New York City Marathon. She dedicated her run to raising money for our Barrio Scholarship program. She blew her goal away and raised $4,000! We are SO proud of you Emily.
Emily quote after race: “Best day ever! I New York!!”
Emily with her scholarship student, Mariel.
Mariel graduated grade school with a 9.7 GPA. Her scholarship is for High School, where in her first semester she is the leader of her class and the point guard on her basketball team. Mariel wants to study medicine when she graduates High School.
Following torrential rains we slogged into Douglas yesterday for the start of our Rancho Feliz “Lost Tequila Trail 400” fundraising Bicycle ride.
After a sumptuous dinner and drinks at Robin Brekhus’s, Avenue Hotel we all went to bed only to be awakened by Kevin Johansen stumbling in at 2:30am.
Robin fixed us biscuits & gravy and eggs and the 9 cyclists were pedaling by 7:30am. Southern Arizona gave us a perfect cycling day and all riders made it the full 70 miles to Animas, NM. Our crew of Alejandro, Andres & Reyes were top notch and we’re now in Lordsburg, MN about to hit the town and comida Mexicana real.
Don’t forget, we’re paying all our own expenses and raising money to feed 5,000 people this coming Sunday. Please donate generously. Thank you! Gil