Since 2009, Pedaling4Paws has been supporting local animal rescue shelters by raising money and awareness to the needs of the shelters. In its first year, founders Viktor Ohnjec and Mike Van Ryn rode almost 500 miles from the Philadelphia, PA area to the US-Canada border in 4 days and raised $2000 for their local SPCA. Today, Pedaling4Paws has cycling events in 4 states and helps more than 30 local shelters along the route. The multi-day rides largely remain as does the passion for the cause. If you are an animal loving cyclist, maybe you can join or even help organize a Pedaling4Paws ride in your area!