A few years back we began the event that is now known as The Water Ride. To read about how it all began, click here. The event began as an opportunity for some people to get together one Saturday afternoon and ride for a cause. That cause is clean water. It was a blast and money was raised so we planned a second, and now a third! The event has even spun off (pun intended) into a series of indoor cycling events all to raise funds for our ongoing water projects in Ghana, West Africa.
This year, the rides will not only benefit our water projects but they will also serve our school, The Move Project Academy, which will provide an education to roughly 167 children in Tsipasi, Ghana. Working to provide this village with clean water was exhilarating and we've now taken the next step to disrupt the cycle of poverty through education.
Over the past two years, including our latest ride in 2015, over $21,000 has been raised to install three wells in two communities and recently, the beginning of the school project. Having access to clean water and education is something we often take for granted and we're amazed to see the progress of our projects on the ground and the impact they are having on these communities. Now, because these villages have access to clean water, the children will spend less time fetching water for activities of daily life, and more time in school receiving the proper education they need to take the next steps in life.
For those of you familiar with the Des Moines (IA) metro, this year's ride will begin at Orlandos, lead you to Mullets, Cumming Tap and back. At the end of the ride, there will be food and drink specials along with live music to close out the night. So, we'd love to have you ride and hang out with us when you're done, all in the name of clean water and education. Check out the full route and event details by clicking the button below.
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Let's ride, friends!