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The ride itineraries for 2010 include opportunities for great adventure riding and the chance to reach out to villagers in new areas. Please see our itineraries for more exciting details.


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October 11, 2009

Dear Friends:

One of the most powerful, inspiring and often overlooked rewards of Relief Riders International has been experiencing the ripple effect of our riders work/experiences after they return home.

Some people express finding their careers revitalized, others have found deeper levels in their personal relationships, and there are those for whom the experience served to kick start a life changing dream project.

Almost all of them have been inspired to continue to help others.

Alumni Rider Andrew Mersmann describes his experience of the relief ride as “a breakthrough that just picks you up and puts you down somewhere exponentially further along the road than you expected to get.”

Andrew inspired by his experience on the Relief Ride returned home with a new perspective and within 12 months manifested a beautiful and purposeful book project. Andrew is the author of Frommer’s "500 Places Where You Can Make a Difference". A book to inspire travelers to recharge their lives, makes new friends, and be a global goodwill ambassador—through Voluntourism.

Andrew states, “In my field of travel writing, the description “life-changing” is bandied about loosely, but I could not be more sincere when I say this trip (February 2007 Nagaur Relief Ride) changed my life.

In a recent interview with Andrew, I shared aspects of my personal journey in creating Relief Riders International, it’s growth filled challenges and unexpected gifts. We invite you to read the interview on Andrew’s Blog Changebydoing.com (this link will take you directly to the interview)

Join us on what promises to be a fantastic journey through the Desert of Rajasthan this winter. There are a few spaces left on both of our Relief Rides.

Narlai Relief Ride: January 18th - February 2nd, 2010

Luni Relief Ride: February 20th - March 7th, 2010

I hope all of you are well. We look forward to hearing from you.


Alexander Souri

Founder and Executive Director
Relief Workers International & Relief Riders International
www.reliefridersinternational.com & www.reliefworkersinternational.com


"No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it."

--Albert Einstein


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