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Part-time job matching, hauling with your bike and more

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Wheels of Fortune

What: bicycle extension that can carry passengers and cargo

Who: Ross Evans and Kipchoge Spencer of Xtracycle

Where: North San Juan, California

When: started in 1998

By working in a medical clinic in Burma to help care for the patients, Ross Evans has dedicated years of his life to helping others. However, it was during a trip to Nicaragua in 1995 to teach disabled men how to fix bikes that his humanitarian efforts changed his own life.

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