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Ride for Refugees In September

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Join i-ACT for our 2nd annual Tour de Goz Amer(ica), a bicycle ride away from violence and towards peace, through education.

Refugees in camp Goz Amer use their bikes to get around their camp, including to carry water and food from distribution points back home.  Just like in your community, there are always several bikes lined up outside of the primary schools, ridden by teachers and students alike. Join our Darfuri friends on your own bike and pedal towards peace in your community in September 2015!

Join the Tour by registering to ride. Organize a ride with friends and family — or do it alone but virtually connected to many, including the refugees from Goz Amer. Get people to sponsor your miles or your community ride, with every dollar collected going towards education in the camps.


Get Started

  1. Download the Tour de Goz Amer Toolkit and register.
  2. Decide your ride: Will you ride a total number of miles in September and ask friends and family for per-mile pledges? Or will you organize a group ride and set up a collective campaign? You can also approach your indoor cycling instructor(s) and ask if they will guide a class for Tour de Goz Amer for free.
  3. Set a personal goal: How many miles will you ride in September 2015 to support education for Darfur refugees? How much money would like to raise?
  4. Create a campaign: Use our online system to set up a campaign page and make it easy for your friends and family to support you. Ask friends and family to pledge a certain amount of money per mile that you ride or contribute to your community ride campaign.
  5. Reach more people: Download and distribute the Tour de Goz Amer poster to help reach more riders. Are you organizing your own bike ride for the community? Fill in the DIY Tour de Goz Amer Poster with info about the ride. Hang it at your workplace, on campus, at local bike shops, or at cafes and coffee shops along popular bike routes.
  6. Share your journey by using #ride4refugees. Follow Little Ripples on twitter and Facebook for photos, fundraising updates, and progress from the Darfur camps.
  7. Collect your pledges and donations: checks (with “TGA: [your name] in the memo line) can be sent to i-ACT or set up your own online campaign page.


Meet our Little Ripples

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*Please make safety the first priority when cycling alone or in a group.  Wear necessary protective gear and follow local laws.  i-ACT is not responsible for any injuries or damage during rides.