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Ride for Water


SUMMER 2014
currently accepting donations toward charity: water

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Ride for Water


SUMMER 2014
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PHOTOS FROM THE JOURNEY

OUR PROGRESS SO FAR


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RIDE FOR WATER IS A MOVEMENT OF CYCLISTS WHO BIKE FROM SEATTLE TO NYC EVERY SUMMER TO RAISE FUNDS TOWARD FIGHTING THE GLOBAL WATER CRISIS.

THIS IS YEAR TWO.

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The Problem


NEARLY 1 BILLION PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE ACCESS
TO SANITARY DRINKING WATER.

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The Problem


NEARLY 1 BILLION PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE ACCESS
TO SANITARY DRINKING WATER.

Check out this quick video from charity: water, explaining the water crisis.

"Every 19 seconds, a mother loses one of her children to a water-related illness."

Lack of access to clean water leads to disease, loss of education, and preventable death. While the situation is grim, it is not beyond hope.

The water crisis is solvable. 

Simple solutions, like drilled wells, spring protections and BioSand filters help provide clean water to communities that need it.

charity: water is a stellar non-profit working to create solutions to the water crisis. The funds brought in through Ride for Water will help charity: water build these solutions around the world, but we need your help. 

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The Goal


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The Goal


In May 2014, we will embark on a cross-country cycling adventure, riding from Seattle to New York City to raise funds. 

Our goal is to provide 1,000 people with clean water, which will take $50,000 in donated funds.

We need all the help we can get, so please donate below! Each of us is paying for our own food and gear for the trip, which means 100% of your donation will go to charity: water. Join us.

Be part of the solution.

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Donate


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Donate


We leave from Seattle on May 13th, but our fundraising campaign has already begun. We are happy to accept donations via credit card, check, or PayPal.

Thank you! In a few months, charity: water will follow up and send you specific information about how your donation helped to create water solutions.

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How to Help


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How to Help


You can help in a few areas besides cash donations.

Connections

Networking is a huge part of this campaign! 

Cycling Industry: If you have connections in the cycling industry who may be interested in donating gear, sponsoring the ride per mile, making cash donations to the cause, or helping in any other way, please email rideforwater@gmail.com. We would be happy to give some social media love to organizations that partner with us!

Media: We want to raise as much awareness as possible about the water crisis, and about the Ride for Water campaign. Help us out by convincing any media outlets you may know (bloggers, journalists, big-name Tweeters, etc.) to show us some love! If anybody is friends with Al Roker, now is your time to shine. 

Room and Board

Cycling from Seattle to New York means sleeping in a different place every night. To keep overhead costs down, we plan to crash in churches and friendly homes.

Each point is a friendly home that hosted last year's Ride for Water team.

If you know of a church or house that is within 50 miles of this route, ask them to contact us at rideforwater@gmail.com. We are a tidy bunch, we will happily sleep on the floor, and we pinky promise not to break anything. 

Our team will burn a total of one million calories between the Pacific and the Atlantic, so food is important. If you are willing to donate CLIF Bars, Powerbars, or any sort of high-energy, high-calorie food, we are happy to accept. If you are willing to cook a meal for five weary college students while we are out on the road, we will repay you with big hugs and an improvised song. Please contact rideforwater@gmail.com and make our dreams come true. 

Songs for Water

We put together a compilation EP of donated songs from four talented local artists. The Songs for Water project can be yours for $4. Give it a preview at Bandcamp, and buy today! 

Seriously, we've been playing this thing on repeat all month.

New music + great cause = win-win!

Birthday for Water

If your birthday falls between today and July 10, then you have a unique opportunity to make a big difference! 'Donate' your birthday to a great cause this year. Instead of receiving gifts that you may not even remember in a month, ask your friends and family to donate your age in dollars toward Ride for Water!  They can even leave birthday notes in the comments section of our donation tool. Just $20 provides clean water for one person; how many people will have their lives changed for your birthday this year?

Let us know if you are considering Birthday for Water.

Spread the Word

Tell your friends!  Like and share us on Facebook, Tweet this page, follow us on Instagram, and get the word out in any way you can.