"The inaugural Pedal for Nets charity bike ride is hoping to start something big with a small piece of netting. All they need are some cyclists who believe the same.
Pedal for Nets takes place Aug. 14 to 16 around the Longmont area. Riders have the option of riding all three days (140 miles), one or two days, or being a virtual rider. No matter the choice, riders register for $100, all of which goes to buy mosquito nets.
The ride is being organized by St Stephen's Episcopal Church in Longmont because of the need to protect men, women and children from malaria in Africa. Malaria is a deadly mosquito-borne disease that affects millions each year in Africa and around the world. Nearly one million people die from malaria each year, mostly children younger than five years old. Just one $12 insecticide-treated net can save three people from suffering or possible death caused by malaria...." To read more, click here.
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