In 2017 we have started our charity initiative “Kilometer for Doing Something Good”. While riding our bikes or walking the trails, we do something good ourselves and others. It’s easy to combine leisure with charity!
How? It’s simple. We track our kilometers during our activities in one year and donate per kilometer 0.01 € to several charities or people we care about.
In 2018 we collect our kilometers for:
- Dee Corridan who supports the Marymount Hospice Cork in Ireland
- Die Tafeln
- Neven, one or our friend’s son <https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klinefelter-Syndrom>
In 2017 we have been cycling 5.667 km totally and have donated the double sum of 113.34 € to the following charity organizations:
Do you want to join us?
You can join us, collecting kilometers by cycling, running and walking. If you like the idea, but you want to support your own local charities, no problem. It’s up to you and your free choice.
Joining our team “Carmen & Marc Love Cycling” is free and you don’t have to invest additional time. Everyone across our globe can join, no matter where you are. It’s about having fun by being active, doing sports und doing something healthy for yourself and at the same time for others. It’s not about being the best or the fastest. There’s no competition. Do it as slow or as fast as you want, whatever you prefer. But, … every kilometer counts for “Kilometer for Doing Something Good”.
Our Goal: 25,000 kilometer.
Let’s try to reach 25,000 kilometer together in 2018. All together. That would be amazing and great goal if we could donate 250 € to those mentioned charities.
Join “Kilometer for Doing Something Good”, jump on your bike or put on your running or walking shoes, cycle, walk or run to your office, the local supermarket, and start collecting your kilometers now, to crack the limit of 25,000 kilometers. Even when it’s just a good reason to get out of your lazy chair.
How it works?
1.) The easiest way is to count your kilometer by tracking them on your smartphone, with a cycling and running App. For example Strava lets you track your running, walking and riding with GPS. It’s also a good motivation, to see, for example, how much kilometers you have done, the duration of your activity or what your speed was.
2.) Become member of the “Carmen & Marc Love Cycling” Facebook group www.facebook.com/groups/CarmenMarcLoveCycling and/or Strava: www.strava.com/clubs/carmenmarclovecycling. We share our latest activities. In Facebook we post “nice-to-know’s” like tips, trends, news, interesting events and it would be great if you post your activities and “nice-to-know’s” as well. Either as motivation for others or just to be proud what you have done.
3.) Publish and share your activities in one these groups by using the hashtag #KilometerforDoingSomethingGood
2,8 km = 0.03 €
It’s sunny and I enjoy my daily ride in the office. #KilometerforDoingSomethingGood
46 km = 0.46 €
Uhh, my bottom hurts after a ride on my brand new e-bike, but I feel great now. #KilometerforDoingSomethingGood
4.) last but not least, donate all your collected kilometers at the end of the year to the charities mentioned above or your own preferred local charity.
Take care, have fun, be careful on the road and hope to hear from you in our Facebook or Strava group.
Our warmest and sporty greetings from Dortmund,