Montreal to Trois-Rivières
Distance: 143 KM biked
Time Spent Biking: 9 hours
Total KM Biked: 899 KM in 7 days
Definitely feel better rested after yesterday - I really pushed myself the first week, mostly to test myself and to really put as many KM behind me as possible. That being said, I'm going to have to smarten up and slow down, as I don't want to strain a muscle or injure myself in any other way.
A Sponsorship Update
As you hopefully know by now, we're sponsoring the Beshmaf family, a family of five Syrian refugees with three young children. Check out our Facebook post introducing them here - if you'd like to receive more details on the family and be kept in the loop, please donate here! For privacy reasons, we won't be able to release certain details publicly, but donating will allow you to be included in the sponsorship group.
I've also been receiving messages from Syrian refugees in the Middle East that have heard about the project. Both individual refugees and the parents of families are sending us emails and messages asking if we can in any way help to sponsor them, and it's really difficult to tell them that even though we want to help, there's only so much we can do.
Raising $30,000 to sponsor the Beshmaf family is already an immense challenge, but I hope that we can get enough support one day to be able to help even more refugees.
And that's Day 7! Almost at the 1000 KM mark, and even though my body is definitely slowly breaking down, it's been an amazing adventure so far. If you haven't donated yet, please check out our Donate page here - 100% of your donation will go directly towards sponsoring the Beshmaf family!