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Bike America 2024 for Heart Health!

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Hi, my name is Kirk Charles. You may know me from my feature cover on Men’s Health or my book, The 1st Aisle - How to Eat for Maximum Health, available on Amazon, maybe you’ve seen me in a few commercials on TV, or you’ve seen my exercise videos on Instagram and YouTube. But, now, it’s time to get serious.

For the last 35 years I’ve lived a plant-based vegan life and I’m positive it’s saved me from a stroke, heart disease, diabetes, being overweight and God only knows what else. A lot of the insight I’ve received about plant-based eating is from PCRM, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, based in Washington D.C., led by Dr. Neal Barnard. The mission of PCRM is to save and improve human and animal lives through plant-based diets and ethical and effective scientific research. That said, I’m doing an awareness campaign and fundraiser for PCRM, which is a bike ride departing from Central Park in New York City on May 21st and arriving at Lincoln Park in Chicago on June 5th. The ride is to inspire the African-American community to combat heart disease with a combination of cardiovascular exercise and plant-based eating, two things I’ve dedicated my life to. PCRM has many great programs and initiatives that we all need to be aware of and it’s all about improving the quality of life for you, your family, your loved ones and everyone else who wants to join the party. It’s my mission to help promote those programs and get a million people to adopt a plant-based lifestyle so the African-American community and the world at large will be healthier and happier.

However, this mission will only be realized through your generous contributions to help fund the trip and donate money to PCRM. Any contribution is greatly appreciated. We’re accepting corporate donations and I’ve set up a GoFundMe page to make your contributions easy and seamless.

To track my progress on the 1,100 mile journey from New York to Chicago, follow me on Instagram and YouTube. I’ll be giving daily progress reports and you’ll even be able to track me in real time. If you’d like you can even join me on the road for parts of the ride!

I can’t do this without you. Understand that together we can literally save a lot of lives and make something special happen.

I thank you in advance for your support.



  • Jeff Papcun
    • $12 
    • 6 d
  • Steven Latham
    • $20 
    • 10 d
  • Ryan Cianfarani
    • $20 
    • 11 d
  • Rickey Davis
    • $100 
    • 14 d
  • Maeretha Smith
    • $125 
    • 16 d


Kirk Charles
Montclair, NJ

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