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Support Michael Cook

The Challenge: 12 Days - 1,315 miles - $50,000

The Golden Cup was founded in 2020 by long-time Design Outreach (DO) supporter Michael Cook. Michael had the vision to ride 1,300 miles on his e-bike to raise funds for LifePumps that will provide safe and reliable water to rural communities in Malawi. He set out to raise awareness and funds, and along the way, he started a movement.

Wheels in Motion for Malawi – The Golden Cup 2021

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Michael is taking the challenge on again in 2021 to ride another 1,300+ section of the Transamerica Bicycle Trail and raise more funds for Malawi. He will be accompanied by his wife Rebecca and their support and gear (SAG) vehicle named “Jubilee”.

The ride will begin in West Yellowstone, Montana, where the 2020 ride ended. Along the way, he will traverse the Rocky Mountains as he rides through Wyoming and Colorado and then start across the plains of Kansas to finish his trek in Eureka, Kansas. He will be riding from June 21 through July 3.

“whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is a disciple…” – Matthew 10:42

Support Michael Cook – “Join Team Michael”

You can help Michael reach his $50,000 fundraising goal by riding, walking, or running (virtually or in-person), or by simply making a donation.

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The Golden Cup Ride 2021: Team Michael

$31,364 of $50,000 raised

Campaign Code: LP-93

Last year, Design Outreach engineering volunteer Michael Cook felt called to raise funds for LifePumps for people in Malawi by riding a 1300+ mile section of the Transamerica Bicycle Trail. His ride inspired co-workers from DePuy Synthes in Indiana to “match Michael’s miles” and support the fundraising effort, raising enough funds to provide five LifePumps that will be installed in Malawi this summer.

Michael and wife Rebecca are planning for this summer’s ride that will cover another 1315 miles starting at West Yellowstone, Montana, where the 2020 ride ended. Along the way, he will traverse the Rocky Mountains and pass-through Wyoming and Colorado, and then start across the plains of Kansas, where he will finish the ride. He will be riding from June 21-July 3.

Join Team Michael

You can help Michael reach his own fundraising goal by riding/walking or running (virtually or in-person) or by making a donation. Be on the lookout for daily updates on DO’s social media to keep track of Michael’s progress.

We recently had the opportunity to talk to Michael about the upcoming 2021 Golden Cup Ride—read about it on the DO Blog here!

Michael with the e-bike that he plans to ride.

“Jubilee”, the VW Rialta SAG-wagon being prepped for the Golden Cup Ride.

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Watch this video to learn more about the Golden Cup

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Be on the lookout for regular updates on DO’s social media to keep track of Michael’s progress.
We recently had the opportunity to talk to Michael about the upcoming 2021 Golden Cup Ride. read about it on the DO Blog here!

Images from Last Year's Golden Cup Ride

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