Knights in White Lycra Tohoku Fundraising Ride

with O.G.A. for Aid
The Knights in White Lycra is a Tokyo-based charity cycling team. The riders are mainly executives, none of whom ride for a living, some who wish to lose a few pounds, and many more who have long said good-bye to their youth! Yet they all have two things in common; they have a passion for riding bikes, and wish to support those who are less fortunate.

The group was formed by Expat Executives with the objective of raising funds and awareness for community-based projects in Japan. Their first charity ride in 2013 raised Y2.7 Million for the Tohoku-based Save Minamisoma Project.

In 2014, twenty cyclists from four countries including the first lady to participate, rode 500kms from Tokyo to Minamisanriku. raising Y5.5 million (approx. US$55,000) for O.G.A. for Aid. The funds built a vegetable processing factory in Minamisanriku, creating employment and a sustainable business.

KIWL is delighted to announce that they shall ride to Minamisanriku again in May 2015 to assist O.G.A. for Aid in raising funds for their 2015 project, ''Place to Grow''. A 30-rider peloton representing six countries shall again make the 500km trek north with the aim of raising Y5.5 Million.

The objective of ''Place to Grow'' is to establish an educational space in Tohoku with a focus on agriculture for younger generations to learn about the farming process, encouraging them to remain in the region, create employment, and build a long-term sustainable business. The space will also provide a haven for children living in one room temporary accommodation to escape the claustrophobia, to have a little ''me'' time.

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Event Timeline
Jul 31 - Aug 1, 2015
[ Fri ] - [ Sat ]
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM JST
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2,000 yen donation ¥2,000
5,000 yen donation ¥5,000
10,000 yen donation ¥10,000
20,000 yen donation ¥20,000
50,000 yen donation ¥50,000
Venue Address
宮城県南三陸町 Japan
O.G.A. for Aid