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This fundraiser ended on 11/15/10

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Thank you to our donors! To date, we have raised $5,625 in online and offline donations. Please consider donating to help us reach our goal!

Do you think it's amazing that blind people can mountain bike? World Access for the Blind has a No Limits Philosophy and believes that the blind are capable of anything - even mountain biking! We are celebrating our 10th Anniversary with a very special event at Irvine Regional Park on November 6, 2010. Mountain Biking with the Blind, sponsored by 97.1 AMP Radio, Chumba Racing, and Purefit Nutrition Bars, is a unique and exciting experience that will give the public an opportunity to ride with the blind and be inspired!

We are using this 10th Anniversary event to raise awareness and raise funds. Your support can help us make this event a success! All funds raised through this event will support World Access for the Blind's sports programs for blind youth in Southern California and mobility programs for blind people around the world. We want blind youth and their parents to know that they can participate in any activity, including mountain biking. Furthermore, we want to raise the necessary funds to give them the opportunities to do so. Sports like mountain biking give blind youth an unparalleled sense of freedom and independence that provides them with the confidence to take on any challenge.

World Access for the Blind is a Non-Profit organization whose mission is to facilitate the self-directed achievement of blind people. We are a team of dedicated staff who lead by example - as we are blind ourselves! We travel the world teaching FlashSonar (echolocation),mobility, and life skills to other blind youth and adults. World Access for the Blind is known for our No Limits attitude, as we do not settle for the minimum requirements of functioning, but instead reach for the limits beyond our limits. Our work has been featured on ABC, BBC, Discovery Channel, and many other international publications. In addition, our group of completely-blind mountain bikers has been featured in MOUNTAIN BIKE ACTION and Psychology Today.
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