August 01, 2014

The Monthly Mile Challenge is ON!

Looking for an excuse to get on your bike and ride? Looking to be a part of something bigger than yourself?

July 24, 2014

Monthly Mile Challenge

Even though we got through 1,200+ miles on the official Wheels4Water ride, being back in real life really puts a damper on how frequently one can hop on the bike. We need a way to keep us accountable to making the mileage happen and we also want to create an opportunity for all you avid…

July 18, 2014

Why We Ride

When we originally began dreaming up the Wheels4Water ride, we never expected it to become what it did. The hope was to raise $40,000 to help 1,000 people gain access to clean water and sanitation resources. What we were astounded to realize is that, by the time we rode into Chicago on June 13th, we had raised…

July 15, 2014

Awesome things are still happening!

Now that the dust has settled, we wanted to take some time to thank the people who made the entire Wheels4Water ride a success. We really cannot express how grateful we are to have had you be a part of the team!

June 30, 2014

Ordinary people can do extraordinary things

I think that Brian, Justin, and Ryan would be the first to tell you that they are ‘just normal guys’. Knowing them personally, I can attest that they are nothing special! The only thing that makes them abnormal is that they act on their convictions. In October of last year (2013), Justin and I had the…

June 25, 2014

A big thank you to everyone!

What started off as a pipe dream last summer ended after 15 days on the road, 1,205 miles, and over $93,000 raised to provide safe water and sanitation resources for 2,350 people in Lira, Uganda. It is unbelievable how this journey turned out, and we are so grateful to everyone who made it a success!…

June 16, 2014

Day 15: 1,207 miles comes to an end

How do you put 1,207 miles of blood, sweat, flat tires, and tears into words?

June 13, 2014

Day 14: More dogs. And Notre Dame!

It’s surreal to think that Day 14 means that we’re almost done with this ride, but it’s true. We began the second-to-last day of our trip with a wonderful breakfast, a detour caused by a road closure, MORE dog chases (what is up with dogs and bikes??), and strong headwinds. However, that rough start was not…

June 12, 2014

Day 13: Dead ends and rain

We began the morning of Day 13 with a lovely breakfast at Justin’s family’s lake house. After spending some quality time with his dad (we consider it a pre-game for Father’s Day), we had a really great devotional, which set us up for what would prove to be a slightly difficult morning. This was primarily…

June 11, 2014

Day 12: You can’t bike over water

What did we learn on Day 12? Well, for starters, we learned that it is illegal for bikes to traverse bridges over water [insert Simon and Garfunkle pun here]. After enjoying a lovely breakfast in Bay Village and encountering even more people who were interested in the ride, we came to the realization that we would…