September 23, 2019

2019: Day 4 Ride Video – Odako Anidi Village

The 2019 day 4 and ride is officially completed! This has been a ride of extremes, but most importantly a ride with a purpose. As the team battled up Mt. Evans 14,000+ ft. summit only one W4W rider made it to the top. Day 4 was an emotional one, but we focused on the village…

September 12, 2019

2019: Day 4 – Riding for Odako Anidi Village

Life in Odako Anidi: Aberash’s Story At 27 years old, Aberash Tonsisa and her husband are raising three children under the age of seven. Most days, in the rush and worry of things, Aberash feels as though a thousands pounds sits on her shoulders. Although far less than a thousands pounds, the weight of two…

September 12, 2019

2019: Day 3 Ride Video – Sodo Chefae

Day 3 is done! The Wheels 4 Water team biked Vail Pass and Loveland Pass. It was a very hard ride, Sarah unfortunately injured her knee and had to take time to rest mid morning. There was a bit of hail and sleet coming up Loveland Pass but we pushed through. We finished in the…

September 12, 2019

2019: Day 3 – Riding for Sodo Chefae Village

Life in Sodo Chefae: Lamitu’s Story Fear is a common feeling in Lamitu’s household. When the youngest children fall ill, fear washes over her. When things get serious, fear rises to Lamitu’s chest, making breathing burdensome. But, the mother of five has great courage, and she always finds a way to act in the face…

September 11, 2019

2019: Day 2 – Riding for Chefae Anidi Village

Life in Chefae Anidi: Mamo’s Story Almaz lay in bed when we arrived to meet her family. A thin blanket lay over the mother of three, and the edges of her mouth pulled into a frown. “I worry for our kids that they will be affected by the disease,” her husband, Mamo, said. “We are…

September 10, 2019

2019: Day 1 Ride Video – Chilaka Huleti Village

Day 1: The team took off from Leadville to Aspen, Colorado. On the way they climbed through Independence Pass which tops out at 12,095 feet. It was beautiful, chilly and challenging day fighting a headwind all the way up. But nothing compared to the walk Bekelech and her daughters take three times a day for…

September 09, 2019

2019: Day 1 – Riding for Chilaka Huleti Village

Life in Chilaka Huleti: Bekelech’s Story Neither Bekelech nor her husband, Damise, have ever gone to school in their lives. They grew up in rural Ethiopia, where survival took precedence over education, and survival was a full-time endeavor. Today, Bekelech and Damise raise their five children in Chilaka Huleti village. Three times a day, Bekelech…

August 19, 2019

The 2019 ride is almost here!

Please watch this video and learn about the 2019 ride which starts on September 9th! This piece highlights our route and our goals to help transform communities in partnership with Lifewater. Currently, four villages Lifewater is working with in the highlands of Ethiopia do not have clean, accessible water, and we are riding to help…

July 15, 2019

Experience a Walk for Water!

Fellow Illinois friends – Please mark your calendar on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 6:30 – 8 PM to Experience a Walk for Water in Ethiopia. At Chapelstreet Church Mill Creek we will have a 360-degree reality tour of a daily walk for water with an Ethiopian mother. We will then share how we can…

January 28, 2019

Safe Water for Schools

Words can’t express the reality of what we are riding for better than this video. Please watch and let us know any questions. Also, share this story and support efforts today by donating here!