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
Pedaling Against Poaching by Jeff Harrison
Pedaling Against Poaching by Jeff Harrison
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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Jeff Harrison and Dr. James riding
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!

Cheers!

Jeff Harrison getting rhino love
Jeff Harrison getting rhino love
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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
$37,730 raised of $50,000 goal
 
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