Nate Rugg

Power of Bicycles

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One WBR Buffalo Bicycle will change a life. . .

. . . together over the last 9 years we've invested in the Power of Bicycles ($56,800!) and provided 350 Buffalo Bicycles for WBR to put into the field. My new campaign to place 75 new Buffalo Bicycles will span through year-end 2023 and go through 2024.  

This will be a 3-Phase Campaign.  Phase 2 starts now, with the unnerving challenge of completing 2 hilly marathons in 2 weeks on 2 coasts.  It's Boston2BigSur, or B2B, two historic, beautiful, and challenging marathon courses in April 2024.  As always, I am covering all the costs for the marathons so every dollar you donate goes to WBR  and putting bicycles in the field.

Please help me raise $7,500 so that we can donate another 45 Buffalo Bicycles!

As with every campaign, I donated first (one bicycle) and will match the highest individual donation. Just $165 helps put a brand new bike in the field and forever changes the trajectory of an individual's life.  

Having run 5 campaigns and being involved with WBR for almost a decade, I know the profound impact a WBR Buffalo Bicycle has on a person, a family, a community; it is no exaggeration to say that by delivering a Buffalo Bicycle you provide life-changing mobility, in variety of ways:

EDUCATION  Bicycles help children get to school and stay in school. On two wheels, students in low-income regions can lift themselves and their families out of poverty.

HEALTHCARE Bicycles enable health workers to visit more patients' homes, more often. Increased quality of care leads to improved health for entire communities.

GENDER EQUALITY Distance, safety concerns and household chores often prevent girls from receiving educations. Bicycles help girls stay in school and pursue their dreams.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Buffalo Bicycles provide greater carrying capacity, enabling farmers and entrepreneurs to transport more goods and save valuable time

Thank you for your support!


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We did it! Phase 1 is complete and a success!

Thursday 1st Feb
 Phase 1 was a 2023 year-end push starting with Giving Tuesday, continued through a RIGHTEOUS donation campaign through the Libertyville Running Club, and capped off by a generous donation by the BFKN Foundation.  We raised $3,700 and effectively donated 22 bicycles in '23!

Thank you to my supporters

$172.26

Andy Strimaitis

Way to go, Nate! You are doing tremendous work. Good luck with the marathons!

$172.26

Megan Ratia

$250

Ryan Smith

$172.26

Thomas Page

$172.26

Liz O'brien And Stan Orszula

$172.26

Gretchen Trofa

Your dedication is inspiring!

$100

Howard Kirschbaum

$165

Andrew Grossmann

$172.26

Matt Bills

$172.26

Edward Malone

$165

Sandy Lourie

$515

Suzanne Bessette-smith

$52.20

Carrie Rummans

$50

Doug Anderson

$1,000

Bfkn Foundation

$172.26

Kevin Sterling

$165

Jason Mori

$52.20

Gregory Huster Ii

LRC!

$52.20

Allison Kroeter

LRC

$52.20

Bill Kinahan

$52.20

Peter Amberg

Free ride and take it easy, great charity Nate!

$52.20

Donn Calloway

LRC!!

$60

Matching Funds

$52.20

Anthony

LRC

$165

Jane Haller

LRC

$52.20

Maggie Mccasey

LRC

$72.04

Brian Mccasey

LRC supports Nate Rugg!

$52.20

Josh Hogan

Yay LRC!

$52.20

Joanne Wakeman

LRC

$52.20

John Mellon

World Bicycle is a great cause and thanks to Nate Rugg and the Libertyville Running Community for setting this up with Giving Tuesday!

$52.20

Rachel Vitug

$52.20

Arturo Hernandez

$52.20

Quigley

You’re awesome!

$52.20

Ron Aidikonis

LRC - Go Nate

$52.20

Jason Ming

LRC

$52.20

Maryam Zakariya

LRC

$52.20

Julie Holbrook

Hi!

$104.40

Sushanth Chippa

Righteous LRC x WBR

$52.20

Tim Peterson

Thanks for leading a great cause. LRC LRC

$52.20

Amy Tyler

LRC!!

$104.40

Mandy & Matt Distel

LRC

$52.20

Michael Robert Standish

Righteous LRC!

$78.30

Michael Stehling

LRC supporting WBR! Righteous!

$52.20

Peter Richardson

LRC

$165

Tamara And Patrick Burns

Such a great cause, thanks for posting on LRC.

$50

Benjamin Tuohy

LRC

$52.20

David Haefke - Lrc

From David Haefke from LRC! Righteous!

$52.20

Andrew Costley

LRC Mens M

$52.20

Ted Tharp

LRC

$52.20

Julianna & David

Go Nate Go! Thanks for being a great LRC pal!

$52.20

Jeremy Bartusch Lrc

LRC Giving Tuesday

$52.20

Jeremy Bartusch

$56.84k

Funds Raised Before 2023

$172.26

Nathan Rugg