Tour Aotearoa 2016
Follow along as our own Scott McGill embarks on another crazy ride in his quest for experiences providing adversarial growth, this time across New Zealand. "Everyone attempting the Tour Aotearora is required to donate to a charity of their choice, as well as offset their carbon footprint for travelling to and from New Zealand for the ride. I selected Art with a Heart, and specifically their Leadership Program, as my charity because I have seen first hand how they change lives in Baltimore City." -Scott
"The Art of Leadership program brings together youth of diverse backgrounds to develop leadership skills and engage in dialogue across cultural barriers. Over the course of fifteen months, 10th and 11th grade public and private school students participate in monthly sessions. Each session focuses on a leadership competency, skill and a key issue facing the Baltimore community. Topics include public education, health care, the arts, crime, poverty, and the racial divide in Baltimore. Through guest speakers and experiential opportunities, students are exposed to community challenges and develop fresh perspectives on how to address them."
You can donate to Art with a Heart's Art of Leadership program by clicking the donate now button below.
In Feb-March 2016, Jonathan Kennett will be running Tour Aotearoa - a 3000 km brevet from Cape Reinga to Bluff. It will follow a similar route to the one described at the back of Classic New Zealand Cycle Trails. The route will be updated at the end of next year to include several sections of new cycle trails that are currently being constructed.
This length-of-New-Zealand brevet is being organised along the same lines as the Kiwi Brevet, and is a one-off event (who would be crazy enough to do this ride twice?). No entry fees, no prizes, just an unforgettable ride that will take from 15 to 30 days.
You can live track Scott and all the other participants by clicking on the button below.
To follow the tour and all its happenings you can visit their Facebook pages below or visit the Tour Aotearoa 2016 blog.