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Kona Invites You to 'Adopt an AfricaBike'

Along with the efforts of The Kona Bicycle Company, Bicycling Magazine and Britsol-Myers Squibb, the BikeTown Africa project, which is designed to help fight the spread of AIDS and HIV in Botswana by providing health care workers with a means of transportation, is about to get some help from a much needed source: you.

Due to an overwhelming number of inquiries from thoughtful people who have heard about the AfricaBike project and asked, "What can we do to help?," along with a great suggestion from the guys at one of Kona's northern California dealers that we allow people to, "Adopt an AfricaBike," Kona has decided to do just that; for $100, you, your shop, your family… anyone can adopt an AfricaBike.

The idea was born when the team at Hank and Frank's Bicycles in Lafayette , CA , asked us, "How much would it cost to adopt an AfricaBike, that is buy one and donate it to the cause?" Kona thought it was such a great idea, they decided to offer the opportunity to the general public; for every $100 we receive to 'adopt an AfricaBike' will go towards financing future AfricaBike projects and help to stamp out HIV and AIDS in Africa.

Payment can be made either through PayPal account or by mailing a check to one of Kona's international headquarters. Kona will even paste a shop sticker on the donated bike on your behalf and send you a photo of your donation being placed in its new home.

More than 200 of the specially designed bicycles are currently scheduled for delivery to health-care workers in Botswana in April. The research, design, development and delivery of the Kona AfricaBikes is documented at www.konabiketown.com. If you are interested in adopting an AfricaBike, check out www.konaworld.com or contact Mike Geraci, mgeraci@base-camp1.com.

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