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,…

March 07, 2014

Mile4Mile Matching Campaign is GO!

We have an exciting opportunity…but we need your help! We have been so amazed to see all the support that has come in over the past few months—thank you to those who have donated already! There’s a new development that we want to make you aware of, and we need your help spreading the word!

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…