"A person susceptible to wanderlust is not so much addicted to movement as committed to transformation." - Pico Iyer

Hello, my name is Nick Sloper. This summer myself and two fellow college students are riding our bicycles coast to coast for an organization called Falling Whistles. Falling Whistles is a campaign for peace in Democratic Republic of Congo currently working to rehabilitate over 400 women and children affected by the world's deadliest war since World War II.

Our tour will be moving from city to city, moving from Washington DC to Los Angeles over a three month journey and will be passing through DC from May 16-20 and continuing on our journey from there. We were wondering if anyone on this site would be interested in holding a speaking event in your area or putting up three bikers for an evening or more. Our presentations are educational and extremely inspirational and are always received well by the event attendees. If you are interested or know someone who may be, please reply to this email and we can coordinate our visit.

This year our goal is to gain support for Free and Fair elections. On November 27, 2011 the Democratic Republic of Congo is holding its second democratic elections. Historically, a state's second elections set the tone for the path on which the country will travel. A successful and peaceful transfer of power is key to the democratic future of the Democratic Republic of Congo. We are going to be using this tour to spread awareness about Congo and to gain support in our efforts to ensure that these elections are indeed free and fair. We currently hold the support of well-known figures including Beyonce, Rihanna, Gwenyth Paltrow and Jon Stewart just to name a few, and we would love to gain your city's support.

For more information on our organization and what we do, please visit www.fallingwhistles.com or reply with questions. I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have. This short video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaz6y...layer_embedded also explains more about our organization and our current goals.

Have a great day, move forward with purpose.

Nick Sloper
Falling Whistles || Freetour Southern Route Team Leader

"Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing." - Arundhati Roy