Organised by Humane Society International, this unique bike ride takes participants from Delhi to Agra in India. It is a fundraising challenge event to raise funds for Wildlife SOS to rescue and rehabilitate India’s dancing bears. This rewarding challenge will be the experience of a lifetime. The 13 day event will average 50km a day riding through Rajasthan to Agra.
Humane Society International (HSI) is seeking participants for a major fundraising challenge taking place in March 2010. The event is a bike ride from Rajasthan (near Delhi) to Agra in India to raise funds for Wildlife SOS to help rescue and rehabilitate India’s dancing bears.
This rewarding challenge will be the experience of a lifetime. The 13 day event will average 50km a day on the dedicated cycling days. Participants will ride through Rajasthan, the quintessential Indian state, with its walled cities, forts and palaces onto the final destination of Agra. In Agra participants will visit the incomparable Taj Mahal and have a full day at a Bear Rescue Sanctuary.
“Dancing bears” are sloth bears stolen from their mothers at less than 4 weeks old. These traumatized bear cubs spend the rest of their lives tethered to a short rope, beaten and starved to perform. Our project partner, Wildlife SOS, aims to rescue the last of India’s dancing bears by the end of 2010. The Cycle of Hope challenge will be raising funds for this important project.
HSI is working with a travel and fundraising partner, Inspired Adventures, to support participants before the trip with all the fundraising, training and preparation needed to complete the challenge.
HSI was established in Australia in May 1994 for the Asia Pacific region. It has over 40,000 Australian supporters with donations put immediately into animal protection, wildlife conservation and environmental programs in Australia and overseas.
Information packs are available. More details online: www.hsi.org.au/cycleofhope