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$158
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backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, March 5 2018 1:36 AM UTC +00:00

About

I am organizing a bike ride for Healthcare as a Human Right.

The Reform Cycle route runs from Memphis, TN, to Africatown, AL, starting in April 2018. 

The bus routes of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement influence the tour through Anniston and Montgomery, and the future of humanity will be explored with NASA and biotechnology in Huntsville.  

I plan to interview people along my bike route, and create a DIY film for the fall. As a part of planning and then documenting the trip, I will create a map of healthcare resources and deserts of the Deep South. I hope it grows to cover the whole USA. 

I am looking for other riders to join me for a segment or more of the ride. Contact me if you would like to be interviewed or ride with me. 

There are so many rides related to healthcare that Reform Cycle can act as an umbrella for bicyclists already planning to be on the road in 2018. If you are riding with Bike the US for MS, for example, please consider spreading the word about healthcare as a human right as well. 

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Health care bills are the #1 reason for bankruptcy in the USA — including among people who are insured — and medical error is the 3rd leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer. The real world offers many paths forward to a better system: it's time to discuss them.

Reform Cycle is an opportunity to get involved in the healthcare debate, and make your voice heard in your community, nation, and world. Please volunteer to be interviewed for my film, and support my journey through Tennesse, Mississippi, and Alabama. 

Risks and challenges

Currently, I am trying to find people to bike with and who want to be interviewed. I'm hoping to attract people to the ride from across the USA. I expect to meet people along my path and engage some of them in the project.

I've done two cross country tours, including a successful ride of the TransAmerica. I've been working on this Reform Cycle since 2009, and with your support, know that now is the right time. I'm committed to biking the entire ride, and will have resource and route maps in place before the ride. The healthcare resource map I hope will grow to cover the entire country. To start, it will focus on the Deep South route.

If this project goes viral and more people create films on healthcare reform in the United States, I will organize a film festival to support showcasing the work in the fall. My film will be posted online for free.

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    Reform Cycle Stickers

    UV protected for outdoor use, my stickers are vivid images of last century cyclists. Visit my website, www.reformcycle.org, to see them.

    For a pledge of $5, I will send you three!

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    Original Linocut Print

    The mobius strip print reminds me of flaws in black and white thinking and, in the context of healthcare reform, the potential to reconcile opposition.

    I designed, carved and printed the image by hand.

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    Post Cards from the Road

    Receive stickers, a Reform Cycle print, and a postcard from the road with trip updates and local flavor.

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    Original Linocut Reform Cycle Map

    I am working on a Deep South map linocut. It will illustrate the route I'll be biking this April from Memphis, TN, to Africatown, AL.

    I'll share pictures of the linocut as it develops, and send you a finished print of the map. I can print it in Black or Red, White and Blue.

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    Maps, maps, maps! The Complete Set

    All other rewards, and a complete set of all of my Map linocuts done by sections in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama.

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    Producer Credit for the Film

    With your generosity, I will make a film documenting people's experience of the US care system.

    Please give me the support that I need to create a portrait of US health care reform. All other rewards are included, along with my deepest thanks.

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