Dressed for a trip to the gym, UNC students and Chapel Hill community members in the Pit began pedaling toward Uganda on Monday.
The figurative journey marked the beginning of UNC’s inaugural Bike to Uganda event, which is intended to raise money to build a primary school in Uganda.
UNC is home to the newest chapter of Building Tomorrow, an organization that aims to encourage philanthropy among young people by raising awareness and funds to build and support educational infrastructure projects for under-served children in sub-Saharan Africa.
There will be 10 stationary bikes set up in the Pit from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and in Polk Place on Wednesday this week to symbolically bike the 7,402 miles between UNC and a proposed school in Kampala, Uganda.
Students, faculty members, staff and community members will bike in half-hour increments for a donation of at least $5.