Ninety-eight… Ninety-nine… One-hundred Bikes for Cuba!
Barrie couple transport 100th bike delivered by Canadian tourists

Toronto, ON // On the afternoon of December 22, in line at Pearson Airport three hours before their flight to Cuba, Jacqueline and Ralf Winter carried with them some very special sporting goods luggage. On their way to their Cuban holiday on the beach of Guardalavaca, Jacqueline and Ralf transported a used racing bike, destined for a high school cycling racing program in nearby Banes. Read the rest of this entry »

I just received this picture from my contact Jorge in Banes Cuba. It’s the latest crop of new kids starting the school cycling program. According to Jorge they are all 11-12 years old.

And… check out “Nueva bicicleta #90”, what a beauty!… Just ten more bikes for Cuba to go to reach 100 by Christmas!

Stay tuned!, and best regards,
Jeff Reid, Bikes for Cuba
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“Bikes for Cuba 2011… It was a very good year!”

A new 2011-2012 travel season is about to begin. Looking back over the past 12 months… what a year it was for Bikes for Cuba! In November of last year we were at just over 30 bikes delivered to Banes via Holguin by Canadian tourists. Now just 12 months later, it looks like we’re going to reach Jeff Reid’s goal of 100 donated used bikes to Banes (and new destinations: Moa, Varadero and Jaguey Grande!) by the end of December.

With 85 bikes shipped by mid October 2011, and at least five more on their way from Pearson to Holguin this November – there is just 10 to go to reach 100 Bikes for Cuba! Amazing to say the least.

Here’s a look back at the past year, and how everyone made it happen!

December 2010 — This time last year – heading into the holiday ‘giving’ season – Jeff Reid and Bikes for Cuba were guests on CBC Toronto’s Metro Morning, and local paper Snap featured a story on the Newmarket mechanics who help reassemble and fine tune the bikes for Jeff. Read the rest of this entry »

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