10,000 km Bike Ride Raises Over $10,000 For Victims of War in Ukraine

The team before the start of the Bike Ride in LA on May 23, 2018

Anna Dombrovska, Chumak Way.

On August 29, 2018 a team of Ukrainian cyclists completed their 10,000 km transcontinental cycling tour across North America in 100 days. The team of 10 cycling enthusiasts and war veterans and called “Chumak Way – cycle U.S. & Canada for Peace” cycled 100-200 km per day from Pacific to Atlantic to raise awareness about the need for peace in Ukraine and to raise funds for the victims of war in Eastern Ukraine. The cyclists engaged people in their project by demonstrating innovative bike designs and tech made in Ukraine.

“We managed to cycle 10,000 km in 100 days across the US & Canada. This effort helped us to raise over $10,000 US for children orphaned through ongoing Russian aggression in Ukraine. We are grateful to Canadians and Americans for their openness, generosity and for cycling with in the name of peace.” says Chumak Way team leader and Eastern Ukraine war veteran Kostiantyn Samchuk.

Funds raised by Chumak Way will be used to help build a new home for the family raising 9 war orphans and to help young son of Ukrainian war veteran. More information: http://proidysvit.org/uk/category/dopomoga

Chumak Way cycling tour started in Los Angeles on May 23 and went through over 400 cities and towns of North America ending on August 29 in Washington D.C. During the tour the cyclists met with many activists, community leaders, civil society organizations, politicians, and other cyclists along the way.

Chumak Way cycling tour is organized by non-profit Proidysvit.org led by Kostiantyn Samchuk in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, local Ukrainian community organizations, parishes and individuals.