While the snows aren’t quite as prevalent as they once were on Mount Kilimanjaro, we think Ernest Hemingway might be excited to hear that Trek Bicycles’s Trek Travel team is looking to bring 20 cyclists on an epic fundraiser next February and March that will include the first-ever bike ride permitted on the African continent’s tallest peak.
The ride will be open to only 20 cyclists and is being organized as a fundraiser for drilling projects to bring clean water to more than 150,000 Tanzanians. WorldServe will also host one of the largest-ever environmental clean up projects on Mount Kilimanjaro.
“We have been planning this unforgettable trip for more than a year with Ambassador Pitt” said Tania Worgull, president of Trek Travel. “The amount of good that will come from this trip is amazing and we are proud to be a part of it. The ride down is challenging as the path can be rugged in spots, but every precaution has been taken to ensure a safe and incredible experience for our guests.”
Price options range from $25,000 to $85,000 per person with about 90 percent of the fee benefiting WorldServe water projects. The $85,000 price includes the sponsorship of two Solar Powered Pumping Projects that will provide 4,800 Tanzanians a generation of clean water, a Trek Bicycle and gear package, and sponsorship of “Clean Up of Kilimanjaro.”