Over the past two years Kona has been working closely with A Better World Canada to donate specially designed Kona AfriKid bikes to needy school children in rural Kenya. Many of these children have to walk many kilometres each day to get to and from elementary school. Led by A Better World Canada, a non-profit based in Calgary, Alberta, Kona has build upon our successful AfricaBike program, working closely with the group to design a 24″ wheel, super durable, rough and tumble 3-speed bike made for rough rural roads. It’s a donation that will dramatically improve the quality of life for many school kids. This October the two companies plan on delivering some 120 bikes to an elementary school in Kenya and we need your help! By participating in the 2nd Annual Africa Bike Race at the Canmore Nordic Centre on August 18, 2012, you’ll have the opportunity to help get bikes to kids who really need them. Registration is $40, and the pledge minimum is $130. To register go HERE. Check out a video outlining the project below.