Wheels for Wells is a ride across America this summer to raise money for clean drinking water for thousands of people in sub-Sahara Africa.
Unsafe water and a lack of sanitation cause 80% of sickness and disease in Africa. Every 15 seconds, a child dies from diseases in dirty water. The statistics are both alarming and concerning, and also what motivate us to make a change in the world. The reality is, the disease and sickness that result from a lack of clean water are totally preventable. That’s why Wheels for Wells is committed to bringing clean and safe drinking water to developing nations in Africa.
The Wheels for Wells ride is a cross-country bicycle tour, starting in Dana Point, California on June 27th, and ending in Ocean City, New Jersey on August 7th.
Here’s the route map:
The ride is split up into six weeks:
- Week 1: June 27 to July 2, 592 miles from Dana Point, CA to Cameron, AZ
- Week 2: July 3 to July 9, 487 miles from Cameron, AZ to Walsenburg, CO
- Week 3: July 10 to July 16, 485 miles, from Walsenburg, CO to Emporia, KS
- Week 4: July 17 to July 23, 476 miles, from Emporia, KS to Mt. Vernon, IL
- Week 5: July 24 to July 30, 529 miles, from Mt. Vernon, IL to Martin’s Ferry, WV
- Week 6: July 31 to August 7, 421 miles, from Martin’s Ferry, WV to Ocean City, NJ
Wheels for Wells is actively seeking riders for the tour. There are slots for 10 riders for the full route, and 15 riders for each week of the ride.
If you’re looking for a well-supported bike tour for this summer, and would like to take a trip that would not only be fun and challenging, but can help to make an important difference in people’s lives, please check out wheelsforwells.org. Rider slots are still available.