I'm Adam Austin. Welcome to Kit Up Africa! I am starting a non-profit organization that collects used cycling clothes-kits and give them to the growing cycling community in Africa. With the help of Mike's Bike's Africa and Serious Cycling we are launching our donation drive soon. Mike's Bike's Africa has been sending donated bikes to Africa since 2008. Ceo and Founder Ken Martin has offered to help in shipping the clothes with his bike containers and distributing through them through there sister shops in Africa. They have shipped over 10,000 bikes to 7 country's in Africa. Check them out and donate at Mikesbikesafrica.com.
Scott M. Johnson and Justin Shniderman are the owners of Serious Cycling in Agoura Hills CA. I ride for there shop team. They have joined in as avid supporters of the project and the central donation site. In the coming weeks we will start collecting good condition cycling clothes. Both mens and womens jersey's, bibs, shorts and shoes.
This is just a introduction to our project. It is in it's infancy and we are building the project. We aren't ready to collect yet but we be in the next week. In the meantime please start looking through your gear and setting aside your "hand me ups". I soon will be contacting other shops to help as donation sites around the Los Angeles area (you know who you are!)
I can't tell you all how excited I am about what we all are about to embark on. Just imagine someone riding in Africa wearing your kit.