March 05, 2014

Riding In Style…Thanks, Pactimo!

In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve been posting images of some pretty awesome cycling kits over the last few weeks. These kits are going to be used everyday of the ride from Boston to Chicago to show off some of our Sponsors, protect us from the elements, and hopefully make us look cool while we’re…

February 28, 2014

Thank You To O’Neil Printing!

Today we want to say a special “Thank You!” to our friends at O’Neil Printing! Because of their generosity and printing expertise, Wheels4Water has been able to create a lot of fun materials to accompany and promote the ride–plus quite a bit more. We feel so lucky to call them our Wheels4Water partners and friends! (We…

February 25, 2014

How Do You Get Water?

Sometimes getting water is as easy as walking five feet to a faucet and filling your cup. But sometimes it requires walking or biking four miles and carrying over 40 lbs of water. While we were in Uganda this past summer, we had an opportunity to see how much effort goes into getting clean water.

February 22, 2014

Just Checking In (And Saying Thanks)!

Justin and Brian are here, stopping by to say “Hi” and give a quick update! Big things have been happening and we want to fill you in!

February 19, 2014

Thanks to Giro!

We’re so unbelievably grateful that Giro has joined the Wheels4Water ride as a sponsor. They make fantastic, quality cycling gear (pictured above) and it will definitely help us weather the elements during training and the ride.

February 10, 2014

Where To Begin?

When confronted with the harsh realities of the worldwide water and sanitation crisis, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed. 800 million people around the world don’t have safe water? 2.5 billion lack access to sanitation resources? Every 21 seconds a child dies from water-related illnesses? The numbers are staggering and wearying. How do you even begin to…

February 07, 2014

A Night of Celebration and Fundraising

Last night we had the privilege of hosting an official Wheels4Water Celebration at Blackberry Market in Glen Ellyn, IL. It was so great to see so many join together to hear about the clean water and sanitation crisis, and to learn about how they can be a part of making a difference.

February 04, 2014

A “Training” Ride

Riding 1,000+ miles over the course of two weeks will be extra rough if we’re not properly trained, so Brian and I took to our bikes last week to get our workout on. Aside from Brian profusely sweating and having his arm mysteriously disappear at one point (see minute mark 1:19), all-in-all, we would call this…

January 28, 2014

Thank you to CVM!

CVM, Inc. president, Charles Veth, is no stranger to being part of movements of change in Africa. He and his wife have been longtime supporters of a hospital in the Congo and his brother works to support entrepreneurship in Uganda. When presented with an opportunity to partner with Wheels4Water to bring clean water and sanitation…

January 24, 2014

The ride starts May 30th, but the journey has already begun!

In our neighborhoods, safe and sufficient tap water is assumed, but did you know that nearly one billion people around the world lack safe water? Did you also know that a child dies every 21 seconds from water-related illness? There’s no shortage of problems in our world, and there is certainly no shortage of ways…