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.