A Charity Challenge to Celebrate the Bike’s Bicentennial

MAP MY RIDE—Whether you’re already biking up a storm or planning to the second summer hits, you’ll want to keep track of all your miles on MapMyRide starting June 12. That day marks the 200th anniversary of the bicycle — apparently the two-wheeled invention was first ridden in Mannheim, Germany, in 1817 — as well as the launch of a new, summer-long, global initiative challenging people to ride 200km (125 miles) and raise $200 Canadian dollars (~$150 U.S.) to donate bikes in Africa.

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