I am Radhey Shah and I am attempting a 203-mile bike ride from Seattle to Portland this summer.
Considered one of the best cycling events in the nation by Bicycling Magazine, this 200+ mile affair is one of the largest multi-day cycling events in the country, connecting two great American cities via a route that traces a path through scenic valleys, dense forests, and the bucolic farmlands of western Washington and Oregon.
With the help of Team Asha volunteers, I started my training in March, which involved riding bike over weekends and gradually increasing the distance every week. These long rides are helping me stretch my limits – and giving me opportunity to explore beautiful areas in the backcountry that I have never seen/driven before. So far I have biked over 1100 miles with combined elevation gain of 15000 ft. – that includes Emerald city bike ride, 7-Hills of Kirkland and Flying Wheels. Here is my biking journey so far – https://sway.com/liZodSWG6OBYP2pn
I feel very privileged and lucky that I got opportunities in life to fulfill some of my dreams. Education is the key that enabled me to reach to this stage. It’s time to give back to society. Let us support the noble cause of ASHA (meaning: hope) to empower under-privileged communities through education – that will enable them to Dream Big – beyond the basic-necessities of life.
My goal this year is to raise $500 (before company matching). I would appreciate your help in reaching this goal. No amount is small, and 100% of your donation will go to funding the projects in India.
Asha for Education has a 100 rating (perfect score) on charity navigator so you can be sure your donation is going to be used properly.
Ways to donate:
- On this web-page by clicking “Donate” button
- (For Microsoft employees) through http://give
- Go to http://give
- Click on “Go to My Giving Portal”
- Click on “Make a Donation”
- In the Find a Cause box, Search for “Asha for Education – Seattle Chapter”
- Click Donate Now
- Add “2017 ASHA Bike Program – for Radhey Shah” in the comments
- By cheque – Make checks payable to “Asha for Education”, with memo: “2017 Asha Bike Program – for Radhey Shah”