As cofounders of bay2bay, we can NOT not be part of the Sun Trip adventure! This project is part of a desire to show the world that solutions to control climate change exist, the solar bike is for us a consistent way to meet these solutions on the ground and talk about it.
We, Baudouin de Hemptinne (lawyer, representative of the Walloon government in San Francisco, CA) and Géry Gevers (engineer, member of the management of a company building medical devices for the treatment of cancer), both fathers of three children, are convinced that it is possible to build a better world, more just for humanity and more sustainable for the planet… The Sun Trip adventure across continents is a natural extension of this commitment and a great way to resonate.
This summer 2020 we had planned to cross the USA from San Francisco to New York on a solar tandem (approx. 5,000 km)… the Covid crisis disrupted this plan like so many others. Our will remains whole.