June 28, 2011

WestGroup Hops on the Bikes 4 Humanity
Aspen Roaring Fork Team

ASPEN – WestGroup is working with the newly formed Aspen Roaring Fork team of Bikes 4 Humanity (B4H) in its effort to collect 450 bikes and $15,000 to ship a container of bikes to Africa this fall. “As cyclists with involvement in Africa projects, we are keen on this effort,” commented firm principal Nancy Wilhelms. “I recently watched two insightful presentations on bikes and Africa at Telluride Mountainfilm and attended a presentation on African health care. Bikes make a tremendous difference in access to medical resources and success in everyday life,” she said.

Wilhelms is involved in communications for B4H - spreading the word about the organization, bike collections and fund-raising events. She and her team are planning a fund-raiser at Belly Up to dovetail with the Pro Cycling Challenge coming through Aspen on Aug. 24.

“The timing is perfect,” she said. “We are planning a powerful event at the Belly Up with cycling celebrities, a silent auction and more,” she commented. Also, the group will have a tent in Wagner Park on race day as part of its community outreach.

For more information contact Nancy at (970) 927-9797 or nancyw@teamwestgroup.com

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