Jeff Harrison and Dr. James riding
2019 has been busy! Pedaling Against Poaching continues to grow organically through social media and word of mouth.
Here’s a quick snapshot of what’s been going on:
Dr James Danoff-Burg (Helping Rhinos USA) paid me a visit last February. We discussed some strategies for the year and we were able to get out on the trail for a ride!
I was approached via instagram by the manager of a local spin class studio named Cyclebar here in Chandler. We worked together to coordinate an event that took place on March 31st, where I was able to give a quick presentation about what’s happening to the wildlife of the world, and then we rocked out on the bikes for an hour. Every seat that was filled translated to a $25 donation. We wrapped that up with some Pedaling Against Poaching giveaways and an art auction. The wonderful art was graciously donated by local artist Melody Smith, and it was a big hit! Together we raised close to $800 that day!
On March 21st, I was fortunate enough to be invited to set up an info booth at a live music show! Moon Hooch was the headliner, and I was able to talk one on one with hundreds of amazing people. It was a great night for networking and raising awareness. Moon Hooch also gave me a nice shout out while on stage! You need to check them out, they have amazing talent but more importantly, they have an important message to tell the world.
My bike miles are piling up, I’ve already logged more than 2200 miles YTD!
Here’s the big news. I am now officially on the board of directors for Helping Rhinos USA!! I’m looking forward to bigger and better things as we join forces to help these living treasures!
As usual, I’ll keep on rolling!
Jeff Harrison getting rhino love