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From our friends at House of Anansi Press:

House of Anansi Press is proud to sponsor a fundraiser for Toronto-based organization Bikes Without Borders, providing bicycles and bicycle ambulances to Community Health Workers in Malawi.

On July 13, 2011, Toronto city council voted to remove bikes lanes on Jarvis, Birchmount and Pharmacy, sparking debate online and in the media. Citing a “war on bikes,” Toronto cyclists took to the streets for an impromptu Critical Mass bike ride up and down Jarvis Street on Wednesday evening. This is just the latest in the ongoing battle between Mayor Ford and Torontoʼs cycling community.

To show our support for cyclists everywhere, House of Anansi Press is sponsoring a fundraiser for Bikes Without Borders and the Pedal-Powered Hope project in Malawi. With a bicycle or bicycle ambulance, Community Health Workers (CHWs) in Malawi can reach up to five times as many patients (an estimated 15,000 additional people). Just $150 purchases a reliable, durable bicycle for a CHW, and $400 is enough to purchase a bicycle ambulance.

The Little Book of Rob Ford is the Toronto cyclistʼs pocket guide to undermining Ford Nation. With every copy purchased through our website from now until August 31, House of Anansi Press will donate $1 to Bikes Without Borders, up to a maximum of $5,000.

This event is a fundraiser to support the work of Bikes Without Borders; it is not an officially sanctioned Bikes Without Borders event. To learn more about the organization, including programs for at-risk youth in Toronto, visit the Bikes Without Borders website.

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