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Kimberlee's Bikes for Kids

Greg Kolodziejzyk and Pedal the Ocean Choose Kimberlee's Bikes for Kids as its Official Charity

09.16.2009
San Diego, California
Greg Kolodziejzyk and Pedal the Ocean Choose
Kimberlee's Bikes for Kids as its Official Charity

"3,000 Bikes, 3,000 Kids, 3,000 Miles" Officially Lanched

On June 1, 2010 Greg Kolodziejzyk will attempt to pedal a custom-designed, state-of-the-art pedal-powered boat 3,000 miles from Victoria, B.C. Canada to Honolulu. And he'll be taking Kimberlee's Bikes for Kids along for the ride.

"I am planning on pedaling my specially made human powered boat, christened 'WiTHiN', across the Pacific partly because it's never been done before, and partly because it is my hope that both kids and adults will become inspired by what I am able to demonstrate," says Greg. "We can all take responsibility for our own heath by incorporating human power into our lives.

For every mile that I pedal across the Pacific Ocean, Kimberlee's Bikes for Kids will hopefully be able to donate one bicycle to a deserving child who can't afford one. When someone sponsors a mile of the Pedal The Ocean voyage (for just $50!) they're putting a bicycle in the hands of a deserving child and playing an important part in our fight against sedentary lifestyles and the childhood obesity epidemic. If I make it to Hawaii I will have traveled 3000 miles which, with enough sponsorship, will mean 3000 bikes for 3000 kids!"

Greg is no stranger to human endurance. In 2006 he earned his first world record by pedaling a human powered vehicle 647 miles around a racetrack in one day. Two years later he set a world water record by traveling in a boat by human power 152.3 miles in 24 hours.

His Canada to Hawaii attempt will be performed in his specially designed watercraft that measures 30 feet long by 3 feet wide, weighs 455 lbs, and features a wave piercing hull, a watertight sleeping cabin, cockpit, and two storage compartments. WiTHiN will carry enough dehydrated food for 100 days at sea. Fresh water will be supplied via electric desalination plant powered by solar panels and a wind generator.

"What an incredible record attempt for Greg," says Dan Gindling, president of Kimberlee's Bikes for Kids, a non-profit foundation that helps underprivileged children realize their dream of owning a new bicycle. "Greg could have just put all of his effort into training for his endeavor, but instead he has jumped headfirst into fundraising for Kimberlee's Bikes for Kids. We look forward to working with Greg and thank him for his generosity."

To read more about Greg's life, his past accomplishments and his upcoming record attempt, got to: www.pedaltheocean.com

About Kimberlee's Bikes for Kids Established to honor Kimberlee Caledonia, a talented and avid cyclist from San Diego who died of brain cancer in 2008, Kimberlee's Bikes for Kids distributes free bicycles, helmets and locks to underprivileged 1st - 3rd graders. In 2010 the foundation will distribute bikes, helmets and locks to children in San Diego, Louisville, Indianapolis and Boston. For more information on the 501(c)(3) foundation, go to www.kimsbikes.org

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Kimberlee's Bikes for Kids
(619) 692-1313
info@kimsbikes.org
www.kimsbikes.org

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Over $20,000 in Bicycle Art Featured at the 2009 Bike Art Spectacular November 7th in San Diego
Bike Art Spectacular Set for Saturday, November 7th;
Bike Art Catalog Now Available at www.kimsbikes.org

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