Sustainable Cycles

$7,845 of $33k goal

Raised by 88 people in 1 month
RH
Rachel Horn
on behalf of Ron Durgin
 LOS ANGELES, CA
Sustainable Cycles is a part of a 501(c)3 effort to promote safe and healthy cycling - from bicycles to menstrual cycles.

Bike touring is the opposite of Tweeting.

Beginning April 1st, 2017, we will bike thousands of miles, self supported, to a women's health conference in Atlanta, Georgia. We will meet face-to-face with people in very diverse political landscapes across the US and Mexico, hosting cycling workshops along the way. We will connect with local leaders to discuss how, as cyclists, to survive in the road and about the product choices we have for menstrual health. Our country needs this. 

Anyone who experiences menstruation  deserves access to basic education so that they can make informed choices about their mobility and their period. This access is not provided across the board; we have to educate ourselves! 

Motor vehicles allow us to forget the amount of energy it takes to be mobile. Disposable menstrual products allow us to disconnect from our cycle. But these products come at a high economic, environmental, and social cost.  As access to women's health care is threatened, we support reproductive autonomy by knowing our cycles. As fossil fuels wreak environmental havoc, we support traveling without them.   

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Fix a flat tire: $20 (we of course do it ourselves)
Feed a rider for 5 days: $50
Sponsor a workshop! $100
Get us a tent! $200
Admit one rider to the conference: $400
Get 5 of us back home from Atlanta: $600
Be an angel: $1,000

Our workshops cover basic menstrual health, vital bicycle safety tips, and an exhibition of reusable menstrual products. The bicycle and sustainable products are powerful tools for social change! 

Since 2011, we have ridden 16,000+ miles in over 30 US states challenging menstrual taboos. This spring marks our sixth tour, our second pilgrimage to The Society for Menstrual Cycle Research conference, and our first time riding internationally.

Vamos unidas con nuestras hermanas latinas porque el movimiento es mundial.  

Disposable menstrual products are wasteful, toxic, expensive, and chained to an industrial system that is NOT good for our communities. In using them, people who menstruate will spend thousands of dollars, create hundreds of pounds of trash, and expose themselves to harmful chemicals throughout their lifetimes. Our workshops have already inspired hundreds of people across the US to embrace their cycles as a sign of vitality and make the switch to lesser known, non-toxic, reusable menstrual supplies.

Your donation will go to rider scholarships to support our “spokeswomen” on tour, providing them with food, bicycle gear, and emergency repairs as they cycle through communities and provide workshops on their way to Atlanta.

Donate now. Support the movement!

Budget:
Rider Scholarships: $15,000
Conference Admission: $3,000
Events: $1,000
Planning and Design: $6,000
Materials and Promo Items: $1,000
Contingency: $3,000
Insurance: $2,000
GFM Fee: $2,000
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Total: $33,000
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Update 2
Posted by Rachel Horn
5 days ago
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Thank you to all of you supporters of women's health!! Our first riders depart for Mexico in 9 days!!! We love you. Here's a new video para nuestras hermanas in this country and beyond borders.

La revolución es mundial! Please share widely! Can you ask a friend to donate $10 today?
Cicla tu Ciclo 2017
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Update 1
Posted by Rachel Horn
18 days ago
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THANK YOU to all of our generous supporters and friends! Almost 60 people have already donated and we are feeling the love. Can you do us one big favor and share the link on social media? We still need to hit our fundraising goal so that our cyclists can spread the love across the country and get to the conference! Thank you!!
Taking the country by storm.
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$7,845 of $33k goal

Raised by 88 people in 1 month
Created February 13, 2017
RH
Rachel Horn  
on behalf of Ron Durgin
$50
Christine Woods
17 hours ago

Go Rachel!!! The women everywhere need you! Have a great ride.

CS
$25
Caroline Saudek
20 hours ago
$25
Erica Peak-Nordstrom
22 hours ago
WB
$100
wesley bilson
1 day ago

In support of Alice Olstein

EM
$25
Emily Moss
1 day ago

Ride hard, ride fast! Meet awesome people!

HR
$1,000
Hans Raffauf
2 days ago

With love from Clue

BB
$100
Barbara Bilson
3 days ago
DK
$20
Drew Kerwood
3 days ago
LG
$52
Lynda Grooms
4 days ago

You go, Alice!

AT
$50
Andrea Tomasi
4 days ago

Love you Ray!

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