Cross country bike ride starts in Pacific Beach this weekend
Starting on Saturday, a team of bike riders will begin a 4,200 mile trip across America, starting in Pacific Beach.
GoTeam is a “nationwide endurance team” from nonprofit T4 Global, they say that their ride will conclude on July 25 in Wilmington, North Carolina as the team stops at community centers and churches in cities along the route to raise awareness about “oral learners and their plight”.
According to T4 Global, approximately 2/3 of people in our world don’t read – instead, they learn by listening. In the Third World, the percentage is even higher. T4 looks to help these cultures learn information regardless of their ability to read, via recordings in their own language on MP3 players. This information can be from the Bible, as well as information about HIV/AIDS prevention/treatment, clean water/sanitation, basic health and hygiene, etc.
T4’s GoTeam is a group of volunteers whose mission to reach these oral learners who will participate in endurance events to raise awareness and funds to help T4 Global meet the needs of these unreached people.
Interested individuals can visit T4Global.org/GoTeam and fill out the information necessary. They can choose an event to participate in on behalf of those who cannot read and set a fundraising goal.