RETREET redefines disaster relief by engaging communities to replant lost trees.
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.112
A major construction project is underway on the east coast of the US, one that will allow cyclists to visit 15 states on a single bike path. Stretching 3,000 miles, The East Coast Greenway will showcase 450 communities visitors on two-wheels, providing an amazing opportunity to travel the country. Let's do it!
EAST COAST GREENWAY (photo essay/video)
A massive fire swept through part of Spain in 2012, charring thousands of acres. When the ashes settled, a startling discovery was made. A group of cypress trees still stood tall and green. But why? Could these trees be used to lessen the impact future wildfires? Read about the enigma of the trees that resist the flames.
FIRE RESISTANT TREES (article)
Ramadan ended on July 5th, but this story continues to inspire. A 26-year-old woman named Nouran Salah in Egypt created a successful initiative to feed the poor by bicycle. She and her following deliver meals each of the 30 days of Ramadan, bringing Iftar to those in need. Learn more about Bel Bicycle below.
FEEDING THE POOR BY BICYCLE IN EGYPT (photo essay/video)
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.46
Who wouldn't want to ride the world's fastest e-bike? The M55 Terminus, manufactured out of aerospace grade titanium and aluminum, easily reaches top speeds of over 50 mph. Only 275 of these bad boys have been produced (5 editions of 55), so getting your hands on one will be difficult. What a ride it will be though!
The results are in: scientific studies prove that hugging trees is good for your health. Get out and get hugging! You'll live longer.
If you have a few extra minutes, take a look at an amazing map that shows every tree in the USA. We will surely add a few green dots to it before the end of the year. Over 3,000 of them are already ours!
M55 TERMINUS - THE WORLD'S FASTEST ELECTRIC BICYCLE (video)
HUGGING TREES IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH (article)
AMAZING MAP SHOWS EVERY TREE IN THE USA (map)
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.32
RETREET is headed to Fort Collins! Stay tuned for pictures, video, and the like for our upcoming excursion. For now, catch up on some of our great posts from the past week:
Marvel at the lengths one Argentinian man went to in order to proclaim his love for the wife he lost 35 years ago. Pedro Martin Ureta has nurtured to life a guitar-shaped forest made up of 7,000 trees that is clearly visible from space.
Take a gander at the fastest bicycle in the world. It barely even looks vehicular!
Check out the Skylock, which promises to revolutionize the way you secure your bike. Bicycle sharing? Crash alerts? Theft warnings? Just a few of the features this awesome invention boasts.
Did you ride your bike to work last week? Share a photo with us in celebration of Bike to Work Day. Also, it's not too late to help us reach our goal of planting 50 trees for those rebuilding in the wake of floods in Evans, CO!