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Tretlager Bike Shop Fundraiser Switzerland

<p>Winterthur Nov.'08</p><p>The guys from the Tretlager Bike Shop in Winterthur, Switzerland organized a great fundraiser to raise money and bike parts for the two bike shops we are planning to open in the Ugweno Valley in Tanzania in 2009.&nbsp;</p><p>We had great turnout, almost the whole GT Team Switzerland, incl. BMX Olympian Roger Ringerknecht, Pascal and Rachel Seydoux, Reto Schmid,<span style="font-size: 12px" class="Apple-style-span"><span style="font-size: 10px" class="Apple-style-span">&nbsp;and GT veteran and W4L founder Hans Rey himself.&nbsp;</span></span></p><p>We got many Maxxis tires donated and people bought and donated bike parts such as wheels, tubes, and racks, which will be shipped to Tanzania in February '09, when we will help open the local bike shops at our Wheels 4 Villages Project in Tanzania. We also raised approx. US$ 2,300.- in cash. Efforts are still under way to raise additional funds over the Holidays.</p><p>Eddi and Patrick from the Tretlager shop will personally fly to Africa to be there in February and to help with the shop and to teach mechanical skills to our local mechanics.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;<img src="/media/uploads/photos/2008/Nov/11/706_A3KKI.jpg" /></p><p>Team GT Switzerland came to the Fundraiser</p><p><img src="/media/uploads/photos/2008/Nov/11/706_xV2fe.jpg" /></p><p>the guys from the Tretlager Bike Shop in Winterthur with Hans Rey&nbsp;</p>