The healing power of cycling

I thought this story on NPR was pretty neat and wanted to share: How Bicycles Are Helping To Heal Rwanda.

Conflict isn’t far from these compound walls. Just over the border, in the DRC, fighting sporadically erupts between rebels and government forces. But here, everyone works to assemble peace, Kelsey Pope says. The cyclists eat together, live together and pray together. Politics takes a back seat to teamwork, and the bike is a bridge to cultural understanding.

“Sport has the power to be that,” she says. Here, “it’s all about the bike.”


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