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( PEPY, an adventure cycle tour and humanitarian aid organization, announces its upcoming November 2007 trip to Nepal, which will bring together travelers and students in a unique educational initiative. PEPY is excited to offer this trip in partnership with Tempus International, a Canadian-based charity with a mission to support literacy and educational programs for underprivileged youth. Participants on this tour will raise money for an innovative writing contest and scholarship program for Nepalese girls.

For twelve days beginning November 12, 2007 this team of volunteers will cycle through the Himalayan Mountains from village to village, volunteering at schools, teaching English and environmental lessons, and contributing to local development projects. Travelers will enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to see this remarkable country by bike. In addition, participants will attend a national awards ceremony in Kathmandu to personally congratulate the young scholarship winners they have helped support.

The PEPY Ride was formed in December 2005, beginning a tradition of bringing cyclists from around the world to Cambodia to visit schools and orphanages and spread the PEPY message, “Protect the Earth. Protect Yourself." Since this first ride, PEPY has led 15 volunteer and cycling tours. While biking across Cambodia, volunteers stop along the way to deliver school supplies, visit orphanages and teach classes on environmental awareness. To date, the PEPY Ride has raised nearly $200,000 for organizations supporting educational projects.

The PEPY Ride is excited for the opportunity to expand it’s initiatives in Nepal, a country covered in fabled landscapes, with a turbulent but rich history. The PEPY Ride executive director and co-founder, Daniela Papi says, “Many people donate in support of development projects they will never visit, but with PEPY, you can go where your money goes. By joining one of our trips, you see firsthand the difference you are making.” In addition to its rides through Cambodia and Nepal, PEPY organizes several additional volunteer adventure tours. The itineraries range from high intensity multi-week cycle trips to week-long volunteer projects focusing on a specific developing area. Each trip is designed to introduce participants to development work as well as provide an exciting, authentic, and invaluable experience.

For more information, to make a donation, or to sign up for any of the upcoming volunteer trips, please visit To donate funds in support of this trip, please visit

The PEPY Ride is a New York State registered Non-for-Profit Corporation founded in 2005 to support educational projects in developing countries and disaster relief areas with a focus on the relationship between the environment and our health. Emphasizing education through action, where participants both learn from and give back to the communities they visit, PEPY Tours organizes volunteer and adventure travel in developing countries and redevelopment areas suffering from natural disasters.

Tempus International is a federally incorporated non-profit organization and registered charity. Since its establishment in 2003 by a group of students from York University in Toronto, youth from countries around the world have expressed interest in the organization. Today, Tempus International has a dedicated team of volunteers committed to promoting literacy and education for underprivileged youth.

Maryann Bylander +1-914-458-4262

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