Rahsaan Bahati is perhaps one of the most recognizable names in the domestic peloton. With eight national titles under his belt and an undeniable speed on the bike, Bahati is the complete package; the real deal when it comes to professional cyclists.
But Bahati has a larger focus this season; looking beyond the podium with the launch of the Bahati Foundation, a non-profit organization set up by Bahati to reach out to underprivileged youth through cycling. The foundation is accompanied by the Bahati Foundation Pro Cycling Team, which will include superstars like Bahati, Hilton Clarke, Nathan OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Neill, and Cesar Grajales on its roster.
With the launch of the foundation, a much hyped 6-episode television series is also in the works, and has been gaining quite a bit of attention. After releasing a trailer of the first episode, Bahati was overwhelmed by the response and how quickly the video spread. Yesterday, Lance Armstrong posted a link to the trailer on his Twitter page, and the video has since exploded, with over 20,000 views on YouTube. See the video after the breakÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
Ã¢â‚¬Å“After Lance tweeted the video, it was very humbling. I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t care about the recognition, but I want to show people that you can make a difference by riding your bike. Not only kids, but adults too,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Bahati.
Bahati partnered with Endure Media to produce the program, and says they are in talks with various networks to determine who will broadcast the entire series. Stay tuned to BikeRumor for updates on when and where the series will air.