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by Julie Horton - Thursday, December 4, 2014 Jacqueline Malanga and class. The 2014 ExperiencePlus! Send a Teacher Traveling winner.

2015 Send A Teacher Traveling Application Deadline Fast Approaching:

The ExperiencePlus! Send a Teacher Traveling Award (S.A.T.T.) recognizes outstanding K – 12 public school teachers throughout the United States by encouraging teachers to participate in educational, active travel opportunities, like those offered by ExperiencePlus!.

Since the program began in 1996 we have given away over 20 free bicycle tours across Europe and South America and we are excited and proud to continue this great program in 2015. If you know a deserving educator have them submit an application by February 28th, 2015.

Read our interview with the 2014 S.A.T.T winner Jacqueline Malanga.

Bike Tour Donations:

Each year ExperiencePlus! donates bicycling tour certificates worth $3500 to $4500 to worthy non-profits. If you know of a worthwhile organization have them apply.

2014 Beneficiaries Included:

Women’s Wilderness Institute works with both girls and women to build courage, confidence, and leadership qualities through the support and challenge of wilderness- and community-based experiences.

Bicycle Colorado whose mission is to encourage and promote bicycling, increase safety, improve conditions and provide a voice for cyclists in Colorado.

20th Annual Escape New York ride and fund raiser to benefit a number of great organizations that support and promote cycling in the tri-state area, including Recycle-a-Bicycle, I Challenge Myself and Transportation Alternatives.

MS Society Dinner of Champions –  a community leadership event highlighting the accomplishments of those who demonstrate a commitment to philanthropy, volunteerism and advocacy.  Local MS Champions and community leaders are honored to raise money for those impacted by MS in northern Colorado.

And More:

ExperiencePlus! is also giving back by donating logo items to non-profits, marking the routes for charity bicycle rides using our signature chalk dust arrow navigation system. We also host both a winter and summer Bike to Work Day station. And are also Gold Sponsors of the Adventure Cycling Association, and travelers who select to donate instead of receiving a gift have helped to boost that contribution another  $250. FIAB – the Federazione Italiana Amici della Biciletta also benefited with a contribution of nearly $250. We are thrilled to support these worthy bicycle advocacy groups in the USA and Italy.

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Julie Horton - Julie Horton is the Purveyor of Cycling Adventures at ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours. She bicycled in more than 20 countries on a year long, self-supported bicycle tour around the world, which covered more than 14,000 miles. Her career in the adventure travel industry began back in 1994 when she started leading hiking tours in the USA, Europe, and far flung locations like Nepal and Thailand. After 10 years on the trail her desire to get back on the road led her to ExperiencePlus! in 2004. Her passion for traveling by bicycle and sharing the possibilities and plans with our travelers makes her "work" at ExperiencePlus! fun and gratifying. She looks forward to sharing her enthusiasm for traveling by bike with each of you and hearing of your adventures. Email Julie(at)ExperiencePlus.com

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