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Riding a fixed gear bicycle unassisted across America as part of a photographic study and to raise awareness for children in need.

Video by Pete Donaghy.

Thank you so much for checking out my project. With your help I will be able to embark on a really neat trip to photograph America by bicycle. Not only will you be donating to a neat project, but you'll be helping a great cause (visit HALFUNITED.COM). Also, follow my blog at onecountryonegear.wordpress.com to keep up with my journey!

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THE PROJECT:

This July, I will be embarking on a project to ride my fixed gear bike, solo and unassisted across America. From Philadelphia, PA to San Francisco, CA. The trip consists of about 4,050 miles and will be completed within a 30-45 day period. The unique thing about the project is that I will be riding a fixed gear bike, which has no coasting option and requires me to be constantly pedaling. I'll also be riding unassisted, which means I'll be making all of my own repairs as needed. The goal is to raise $5,000 - and here's why.

WHY:

There are two main goals to this project. The reason for the project is to not only complete a bicycle trip across America, but to complete a 35mm photographic study of the trip. Throughout the trip I'll constantly be taking photographs of each of the towns I'll be visiting and prints will be offered as rewards for backers. The next goal is to work in coordination with an incredible company called Half United (http://halfunited.com). Every time someone purchases an item from Half United, the proceeds go to providing healthy school meals to children in need both domestically and internationally. By raising $5,000, I'll be able to get a custom fitting of my bike for the long haul, have food, create unique prints and provide them as rewards for backers, and raise awareness for Half United.

WHY DONATE?:

Not only will you be helping out a really neat journey, you'll receive unique prints from all over the country and you'll also be raising awareness for children in need. So, go ahead, donate if you wish to be a part of something great. ANY AND EVERY DOLLAR DOES COUNT!

Thank you guys so much for checking out the project and I hope you can become a part of this journey with me!

tags: bike, bicycle, fixed gear, fixie, bike across america, america, transamerica, cycling, half united, cause, charity, photography, photograph, film, 35mm, gear

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