Angkor Wat Bike4Kids
Budding cyclists are being invited to sign up for the annual Angkor Wat Bike4Kids! event. Now in its eighth year, the fundraiser encourages participants of all ages and fitness levels to cycle through the beautiful temple complex of Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to help raise funds for local charities providing life-changing work supporting vulnerable children and sex trafficked victims.
This year’s event, presented by Village Focus International and Terre des Hommes – Netherlands, tales place on Saturday, Nov. 30. Since the event began in 2006, it has grown each year and raised a total of US$150,000 in net proceeds towards empowering women and children. This year’s net proceeds will support the Cambodian Center for the Protection of Children’s Rights, The Cambodian Women’s Crisis Center, Action Pour les Enfants, Il Nodo’s My Own Hands Social Design project; and Il Nodo’s Helping Children Living with Parents in Prison project.
Rick Reece, Director at Village Focus International, said: “The Angkor Wat Bike4Kids! Event offers bikers from around the world to join in solidarity to ride on the Angkor roads through forest, rice fields and the magnificent ancient temple complex. The roads are relatively car-free in the early morning hours and we encourage friends and families to cycle together and unite for a special cause.”
Village Focus International and Terre des Hommes – Netherlands hope the Angkor Wat Bike4Kids! Event 2013 will be its biggest yet this year and are aiming to raise more than $60,000 in net proceeds and smash previous participation figures.
To sign up for the Angkor Wat Bike4Kids! event or for more information, visit www.bike4kids.org