“Professional cyclists streaking by in neon blurs made a lasting impression on Sebouh Bazikian. He was in eighth grade and at his first bike-a-thon, taking in the scene while pedaling at his own pace. “Your whole body is propelling yourself to go that fast,” Bazikian said. “(And with cycling) there’s no excuse to fail. It’s all on you.” Bazikian recently celebrated delivering more than 100 freshly minted bicycles to orphans abroad before becoming a Bruin this fall, an achievement made possible through a charity he started as a junior in high school. At his first delivery, Bazikian said he was able to use his passion for biking to teach children how to ride their new wheels. The first-year neuroscience student founded Bikes 4 Orphans to help students get from their orphanages to their schools more easily in Kenya, South Africa and Armenia.”
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