According to the group’s press release, Bike for Peace organized a round-the-world bike tour “to continue its fight for a world free of nuclear weapons, a world where human respect and dignity is a common right for everyone regardless of gender and abilities.”
Thore Vestby, vice president of Mayors for Peace; and Tore Naerland, president of Bike for Peace, chatted for close to an hour with Mayor Galliher, presented him with gifts and invited him to visit their homeland of Norway.
Bike for Peace is a Norwegian-based organization that seeks to initiate and develop a grass root concern for the local environment, as well as creating an understanding of the national and global consequences of the actions of individuals, communities and campaigns.
During its tours, Bike for Peace has met many well-known political, religious and cultural leaders like Pope Johannes Paul II, the former General Secretary of the Soviet Union Andreij Gromyko, the General Secretary of the United Nations Boutros Boutros Ghali and Perez de Cuellar, former President of Poland Lech Walesa, former president of Ireland President Mary Robinson and Aung San Suu Kyi among others.
For more information on the organization, visit www.bikeforpeace.no Photos by Randy Kirby, Sedalia Weekly Observer.