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Sean Henry

Hi there!
My name is Sean Henry and I'm a Canadian who loves getting around by bike. I recently graduated from the University of British Columbia with a major in physics and a minor in geophysics in the spring of 2018. I worked for the summer doing research on glaciers with one of my professors, Christian Schoof. But as the fall rolled around and my work term came to an end, I decided to pursue a dream of mine to bike tour from Vancouver, Canada down to the Andes of Chile. While I've raced competitively for the past 6 years, I've never once done any bike touring. So the next 6 months I've planned out for myself will be taking me into completely unknown territory in so many ways.

When I decided to set out on this journey, I decided I also wanted to try and help people in some way. While I hope to do volunteering locally in the places I pass through (feel free to shoot me a message if you know of any opportunities), I thought I could also use my story as a way to raise money for a worthy cause.

I strongly believe that the bike as a mode of transportation has a very important place in the solutions to many of our modern day problems. Moreover, my dream would be to see everyone with access to a bicycle because in addition to how it can make daunting tasks suddenly become straightforward, I believe there's also an overwhelming joy unlike anything else that comes with riding a bike.
With this in mind, it seemed only right that an organization such as World Bicycle Relief is who I'd like to raise money for. 

The money raised through my fundraiser helps to provide specially designed, locally assembled bicycles to students, healthcare workers, and entrepreneurs in rural Africa; connecting them with education, healthcare, and economic opportunities.

World Bicycle Relief is currently working to provide bicycles to students (70% girls), teachers, and educational workers in rural parts of Africa. For $147, we can provide a World Bicycle Relief bicycle to a student in need. 

Check out more of their website and stories to see how their work is changing lives one bike at a time.

You can also see where I'm riding at https://www.strava.com/athletes/9107498 and get updates through my Instagram, @bikesandhikes4life

So without further ado, please feel free to follow my adventure and leave a donation. No amount goes unnoticed by those in need.

What are you waiting for? Let's get rolling!

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