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So, everyone likes bread, right?

And, of course, everyone loves a good bike ride.

Well what if you could combine the two? And make a bike out of bread. Camelot, right?

It would be like a pillow made out of cheese. Omn nom nom nom nom. I would never leave bed.

Or a fitted sheet made out of salami. Sleep would be like a Pepperidge Farm gift basket.

Well, I’m sorry to disappoint you. There is no such thing as a bicycle made out of bread. In fact, that’s ridiculous that you would even wish for one. Even if you used a hefty rye or bagel, the cycle would have essentially no structural integrity. And if it rained . . . remember on field trips when your bologna and cheese sandwich would sit all day on the bus in a brown sack? Remember the cheese perspiration? And what happened to the bread? Exact same thing if you were biking on a bread bike in the rain. And then you’d either have to eat your soggy bread bike or scoop it with your hands into a trash can. Do you see now why you should have never wanted a bike made out of bread?

Well, luckily for all of us, the individuals at Bread Bicycles do not make their single-gear bicycles out of any sort of cracker, cake, or bread product. Their bikes are 100% gluten free.

But, their bikes do generate a lot of bread. For people who have nothing to eat. Proceeds from their sales go directly to associated organizations, nearby and around the world, to fight food insecurity.

Bread Bicycles is a little like song blogging. The founders had both a passion for cycling and a concern for human hunger. Instead of pretending those concepts had nothing to do with each other, tooling around in one instance on a bike and then lamenting, in the next, hunger, they forced the two together until their overlap was plain.

Please go “like” their page and ask yourself how you might be involved. They are still raising capital and could use donations of between 1 and 2 Batrillion dollars. But, they will also eagerly accept donations in $1, $5, and $10 denominations. There are numerous charities vying for our support and money. But, if you could take a bike ride and then eat your bike at the end of the trail, wouldn’t you?

Sorry. I mean, if you could take a bike ride that might feed a family or child for a day or week or month, wouldn’t you?

Written and performed by the ipoetlaureate. Music by djclutch.

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