It was the year of his 70th birthday and he had a dream. To take the bike and some friends and ride from the place where he was living, Berkeley, CA USA, to the place where he was born and raised, Salvador, BA Brasil.
He was a capoeira mestre and had several pupils or peer mestres who were up to the challenge.
On their way they would be visiting other capoeira groups and documenting it all. Then, the money raised from the media created on their journey would go to project Kirimurê, helping kids in need in Bahia.
On September 1st, 2013, they started their 1-year-long bike ride from the United States towards Brasil. It was a trip of a lifetime!
This post was written in response to the Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers, that this week has a prompt from pixabay.
Although the challenge is for fiction, there is nothing fictional about my story. The bike ride did happen, and one of my friends was part of the team.
You can see their website here: http://b2bjogacapoeira.com/
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