April 21, 2014

40 Days for 40 People

Only 40 days left until we set off from Boston Harbor for Lake Michigan…can you believe it?? To celebrate the final 40 days leading up to the ride, we want to invite you to participate in our 40 Days / 40 People Campaign! This means that from today until May 30, we are trying to get…

April 16, 2014

Northern Uganda: A Hard Place

In the Wheels4Water story, we’ve done our best to talk about the realities of the worldwide water and sanitation crisis, but when it comes to explaining the particulars of Lira, Uganda (and, more so, the Northern Uganda region in general) it gets a bit complicated.

April 10, 2014

Our Pactimo Team Store Is Up!

We have exciting news! For the last few weeks we’ve been posting teasers of our awesome Pactimo cycling jerseys on our social media networks and a lot of you have asked if you can own one for yourself. Well, you’re in luck!

April 03, 2014

A Pep Talk From Christian Vande Velde

For those of you who don’t know, we are unabashedly huge Christian Vande Velde fans. Not only is he an accomplished, world-class cyclist — he’s a down-to-earth, genuinely nice guy. Ever since we came into contact with him, he’s been incredibly supportive of the Wheels4Water effort and we count ourselves lucky to have him in…

April 01, 2014

Owning It

The story goes like this: an organization comes and drills a well in a community. The organization puts a hand pump on the well and a plaque noting what generous individual gave thousands of dollars for the well’s parts and labor. There is a celebration because people in that community have something they’ve never had…

March 28, 2014

An Opportunity You Can’t Refuse

Rewind. Go back to my college dorm room 20+ years ago. The just read book “A Walk Across America” by Peter Jenkins sits on the floor by the torn up chair I used to study in. I was inspired. I was restless. I was still in college. I was stubborn. The call home went something…

March 25, 2014

Stories From The Road – Training in AZ

On our training ride in Arizona a few weeks ago, we were accompanied by our good friend and SAG wagon captain, Tony. While we rode, Tony drove a few miles behind us to take pictures and ensure we didn’t injure ourselves too badly (aside from the spill that Brian took, by the way, we did…

March 18, 2014

Community

It’s a beautiful thing, watching Wheels4Water bring together so many people into a community working to provide safe water to people in Uganda. Actually, it’s more than just bringing one community together — it’s bringing together lots of communities; the design and marketing communities, the cycling community, the humanitarian community, and geographical communities from all…

March 12, 2014

Many Thanks To Our Friends At MOO!

Today we want to say thank you to MOO.COM, a Wheels4Water sponsor. MOO is a Boston-based company that doesn’t just like to print, they love to print. They also have a heart for good causes, as evidenced by them joining the Wheels4Water story!

March 11, 2014

A Weekend of Training and Fundraising!

This past weekend, we had two pretty exciting opportunities: the first was a Mile4Mile Match Campaign, essentially a challenge to raise $5,000 in a weekend, which an anonymous donor offered to match. The second was an opportunity to travel to Phoenix, AZ to get in some training rides and share the story of Wheels4Water. So,…