Red Whale Coffee supports Sustainable Silicon Valley through the Charity buzz auction of a Rwanda Bike! February 07, 2014

Bikes to Rwanda is a non-profit international aid relief organization established in Portland, Oregon, United States in 2006 by Stumptown Coffee Roasters founder and CEO Duane Sorenson following a business trip to visit coffee growers' cooperatives inRwanda.

The organization's mission is "to provide cargo bicycles to co-operative coffee farmers in Rwanda. The goal is to improve quality of life in these communities through a bike workshop and maintenance program that provides transportation resources for basic needs and enhances production of quality coffee."

The bicycles are built specifically for heavy cargo, and were designed and developed by Project Rwanda with master bicycle builder Tom Ritchey. The organization also establishes bike shops in Rwanda for maintenance and repair.

This Rwanda bike was donated with the proceeds to go to benefiting the efforts of Sustainable Silicon Valley.

On Behalf of Red Whale Coffee, Sean Boyd supports the efforts of and partners with Sustainable Silicon Valley through their recent online auction with Charity Buzz. Through the purchase of the Bikes to Rwanda bike (shown above) Red Whale Coffee partners with Sustainable Silicon Valley, helping to lead the way to a bright future for all by supporting the efforts of this non-profit whose work directly affects the health of the life support systems of the planet. The Red Whale Coffee family is thrilled to be a part of the SSV's  partnering consortium; companies, large and small; government entities from towns and cities to states and federal agencies; academic institutions; and non-governmental civic organizations. Each of us, as do each of you, has an important role to play is a sustaining our enviroment.