The tag line sums it up: 3 guys, 1 bike, 100 days, 13,000 miles, 65 cities. From May 13th through August 20th, 2009, three 60+ year old Lutheran pastors will be pedaling a bicycle built for three (triplet) over 13,000 miles across the U.S. to raise awareness (and donations) toÂ help eliminate world hunger and to promote healthy living. Not just any triplet, but a Craig Calfee built bamboo frame adorned with Shimano Ultegra components and custom wheels built to carry the 600lb. payload over the 13,000 miles of the tour.
The Tour de Revs was conceived in 2007 by pastors David Twedt, Ron Schlak, and Fred Soltow who have been colleagues and friends for fifteen years and share a commitment to wellness. The Tour de Revs ride is a spiritual journey in their campaign against world hunger.
The goal of the Tour de Revs is to encourage contributions to support the ELCA’s (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) world hunger activities. They are seeking funds from individuals, congregations, and Synods to support the ELCA in meeting the $25 million annual goal set in 1999. Along the way, the Revs will also encourage folks to set personal health and wellness goals.
To donate to the ELCA world hunger fund via the Tour de Revs website click here. For more about the Tour de Rev, including their route/schedule and ride blog, visit www.tourderevs.org.