of $50,000 Raised
Dan Ahn
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In 8th grade, I had a dream - that one day I would bike across the US. 

11 years later, that dream is finally coming true.


8th grade yearbook 

In April of 2018, I will cycle 4,200 miles, self-supported, for 2 months from Virginia to Oregon on the TransAmerica Trail. I’ll carry my own tent, prepare my own food, and rely on the hospitality of strangers for a warm shower. It has taken years for me to get to where I am now, to muster the courage and the money to make this decision.  

Preparing for this adventure, I realized, not everyone is fortunate enough to have the opportunity to pursue their dreams, which is why I am turning my dream of biking across the US into a mission to help others. I'm inviting you to join me. 

If a bicycle can change my life, it can change the lives of others. My mission is to raise $50,000. I want to help 340 people through the power of bicycles. 

I’ve personally donated 10% of my money, $1,470, to help 10 people.  

All proceeds go to World Bicycle Relief, an organization that provides specially designed bicycles, called Buffalo Bicycles, to students, healthcare workers, and entrepreneurs in Africa; connecting them with education, healthcare, and economic opportunities.

Students like Dilshani are at risk of not finishing school. After receiving her Buffalo bicycle, Dilshani was able to continue her studies to become a midwife. A bicycle was the difference between higher education and dropping out.test%2F1517004626312-dilshani.jpg

Healthcare workers like Royce walk for miles to care for sick patients. In 2008, her Buffalo Bicycle significantly cut down her travel time. A bicycle was the difference between seeing 18 patients a day and 4 patients a day. 

test%2F1517004614247-Screen+Shot+2018-01-26+at+5.01.55+PM.pngEntrepreneurs like Dixon rely on bicycles to keep their businesses alive. His Buffalo Bicycle was the only local bicycle designed to withstand bad roads and help him reliably transport his goods. A bicycle was the difference between growing his business and losing his business. 


A bicycle is the difference between opportunity and poverty. 

A bicycle is the difference you can make.

For $147, World Bicycle Relief can provide a bicycle to a person in need. Whether it’s $1, $5, $20, or $147, your contribution matters.  

Donate now. Don't put off until tomorrow, donate what you can do today. 

Together, we can all make a difference. 

Dan Ahn


You can follow my bike ride across the US on Instagram @dantahn or by subscribing to readahn.com. Fundraising updates will regularly be posted to this page. 

E-mail me about anything at dahnon@gmail.com

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