November 04, 2015
Knights in White Lycra Charity Garage Sale!
Here is how it works. You bring your quality unwanted cycling items to the event and donate them to the organisers who sell them on your behalf to raise money for a worthy cause. While at the event you can of course buy items donated by others helping to raise even more money, or if nothing takes your fancy (here's the good part) you can simply enjoy a beverage and for each beverage you enjoy Legends Sports Bar will donate ¥100 to the Knights .. whats not to like?!?
All proceeds will benefit KIWL’s chosen charity for 2016, Mirai No Mori, a Japan-based NPO which creates life-changing outdoor programmes for neglected and orphaned Japanese children.
The KIWL is an amateur cycling team consisting of expatriate and Japanese men and women who ride to raise funds and awareness for community-based projects in Japan. Formed in 2012 KIWL has to date raised over JPY15 Million for three Tohoku-based sustainable projects. It is important not to think of the Knights as a cycling team that raise money for charity, they're serious fund raisers who just happen to enjoy cycling (and the aforementioned beverages .. whats not to like?!?).
So its time to dig into that box of spare parts you have lying around, or to dig out that jersey has now 2 sizes too big for you so you can donate them to this great fund raising cause before settling down with a nice cold beverage.
If you're in the area, even if cycling isn't your bag, drop in enjoy a drink, learn more abut Mirai No Mori and the great work they're involved in. If you see me in the corner nursing a beer, step up and introduce yourself!
For more information about the Garage sale please click here, and for more infomation about the Knights in White Lycra visit www.kiwl.net or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Father of two, husband of one, lover of family, bicycles and running.
Urban Cycling Consultant, Tokyo By Bike.
Byron Kidd is the founder of the Tokyo By Bike website, writer, experienced urban cyclist, and expert on cycling in the staggering metropolis of Tokyo.
Working with NPO's and cycling activists to improve cycling infrastructure in Japan, Byron also operates internationally via a vast network of renowned urban mobility experts to promote Japanese cycling culture, and demonstrate how everyday cycling can work in megacities around the world. No city is too big for the bicycle.
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