Pedaling Against Poaching by Jeff Harrison

by Helping Rhinos USA
Pedaling Against Poaching by Jeff Harrison
Pedaling Against Poaching by Jeff Harrison
Pedaling Against Poaching by Jeff Harrison
Pedaling Against Poaching by Jeff Harrison
Pedaling Against Poaching by Jeff Harrison
Pedaling Against Poaching by Jeff Harrison
Pedaling Against Poaching by Jeff Harrison
Pedaling Against Poaching by Jeff Harrison
Jeff and a Big White Rhino
Jeff and a Big White Rhino

As 2020 continues on, we are doing our very best to remain positive and committed to the Pedaling Against Poaching project. I have logged more than 4400 miles on the bike year to date, and I am on track for my goal of >5000 miles for the year.

Fundraising has been a challenge this year, and I have been working on ways to get creative. A small group of like-minded mountain bikers decided to dig out all of the spare bike parts that they have laying around the garage, and we auctioned them all off online, and 100% of the sales were rolled into a donation that I processed through this GlobalGiving account. It was a much needed spike, and much appreciated by the folks that are working so hard on the ground, protecting, and caring for these amazing Rhinos.

As we approach the Holidays, I wish you all a SAFE and Healthy Holiday Season. Remember, that every dollar helps. Please give if you can, and make sure to spread the word. updates to follow will have a focus on the 202 stats from the field. 

Thank you all for the ongoing support!

Jericho
Jericho
Jeff and friend on a trail ride in Arizona
Jeff and friend on a trail ride in Arizona
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Makhosi & Mpilo and Pedaling Against Poaching
Makhosi & Mpilo and Pedaling Against Poaching

We are all experiencing difficult times, globally right now. Pedaling Against Poaching is dedicated to push forward through the choppy waters. Although fundraising has been tough over the past few months, we have still seen some much needed movement from both new, and repeat loyal supporters. 

The wildlife of the world needs our help now, more than ever. Every last penny helps! A huge thank you to everyone for the support, it keeps me going!  2019 was a very positive year in the fight against rhino poaching, with a dramatic drop in the number of rhinos that were poached last year. 
We must not let off the gas! 
News: I am on track with my mileage goal for the year, with >2700 miles YTD. Arizona is heating up, well over 100 degrees each day for the summer, but the mornings are still beautiful for my rides. Can’t stop, won’t stop pedaling!
We also have some new t-shirt designs that are now available for purchase. Proceeds are all converted into a GlobalGiving donation. You can check them out on my Instagram @pedaling_against_poaching 
Please stay safe, stay healthy, and stay focused on working towards reducing the effects of the illicit wildlife trade around the world!! 
Team Herbivore Shirt - For Sale!
Team Herbivore Shirt - For Sale!
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Dr. Laite with 2 Zululand Rhino Orphanage calves
Dr. Laite with 2 Zululand Rhino Orphanage calves
Hello All, 
A lot has been happening behind the scenes in the first part of 2020. Pedaling against poaching and Helping Rhinos USA continue to pick up traction. 
One of the top goals for 2020 is to promote the education of children so that they can appreciate the many reasons that our wildlife is important, and so that they will then go and change the beliefs and behaviors of their parents! We will also teach them about the many ways that they can get involved to make a difference. 
Over the past month, Pedaling Against Poaching member, Dr. Cheryl Laite, a Veterinarian and Fire Fighter, has been working in the field in Australia in the wake of the horrible wildfires. Her hard work and sacrifice is just a glimpse into her passion for animals, and for our overall goals to make a difference in todays world.
She was fortunate enough to make a stop at the Zululand Rhino Orphanage before she returned to her home in Canada. She said that having an opportunity to finally meet the amazing team at Zululand in person was very special. 
An interview with Pedaling Against Poaching was featured on the Mother Natures Heroes website. It was a wonderful way to help spread the word. 
Keep on Riding for Rhinos!
Pedaling Against Poaching swag with Zululand Staff
Pedaling Against Poaching swag with Zululand Staff
Jeff in a sweet Pedaling shirt! Get one today!
Jeff in a sweet Pedaling shirt! Get one today!
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Greetings all!

I was able to reach my goal of 5000 miles for the year on December 12th. And I am now working feverishly on my plan for 2020! 

A few bullet points for things that happened over the year: 
The Strava cycling club reached a combined total of just over 200,000 miles for the year! 
I have created a few new T-shirt and sticker designs, along with some of my original art that is available for sale on my website. 100% of the profits from those sales will be rolled into a global giving donation. 
I am also working closely with a company that manufactures mountain bike handlebar grips to create a peddling against poaching grip. proceeds from sales of these groups will also become a donation. More info to follow over the next couple of months. 
I am continuing to network and partner with like minded people, and I am currently looking for more partners to help extend our reach. 
We will continue to strengthen our relationships with our partners that are working so hard in Africa. 
We have some amazing projects lined up for the upcoming year, please stay tuned for details!! 
Thanks for continuing to support Pedaling Against Poaching into 2020!
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Jeff cartoonized
Jeff cartoonized
Pedaling against poaching has been pushing hard to raise awareness about the current illicit wild life trade issues around the world. 
My personal miles year to date 3602 as of 9-1-19, and the Pedaling Against Poaching Strava club has a cumulative mileage total of a whopping 138,580 miles and growing!
I am happy to report that I am now officially partnered with helpingrhinos.org and we are going to work together to grow our presence here in the US! 
This means that we will have more horsepower to spread the word, and more importantly support, and foster the relationships with the most incredible organizations in South Africa.
Other great news: The Pedaling Against Poaching on line store is now up and running. All sales through my site will become a donation through this GlobalGiving site! 
New T-Shirt designs are in the works and will be posted very soon. 
Stay tuned for more updates! 
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Helping Rhinos USA

Location: Escondido, CA - USA
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Twitter: @HelpingRhinos
Project Leader:
James Danoff-Burg
Palm Desert, CA United States
$26,739 raised of $50,000 goal
 
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