Wheels For Wells Announces 2012 Ride Dates. July 8th – July 14th 2012

Nags Head, NC – Ocean City, NJ July 8th – July 14th 2012

2012 Wheels for Wells Mid-Atlantic Water Tour Commences in Nags Head, NC July 9th

Written by Christopher Carr on Monday, July, 9th, 2012

Nags Head, July 8, 2012 – Compassion Corps is proud to announce the official launch day of the 2012 Wheels for Wells campaign for clean water. This second annual event, a Mid-Atlantic bike tour, involves a committed group of 16 – both cyclists and their support staff, who will travel the nearly 400-mile scenic route through 5 states over the course of the next 6 days. The group is motivated by one unifying and compelling cause: clean water for Africa.

“We all understand that this is a preventable tragedy that demands our attention,” explains Wheels for Wells support staff member, Katie Dennstaedt. “We’re thankful that we have the opportunity to help.” She adds, “Oh! And of course we’re also always grateful for any chance to come visit the beautiful Outer Banks!”

The Wheels for Wells team is spending Sunday evening at the Quality Inn Carolina Ocean Front in Nags Head. During the 2011 tour, they found this hotel to be a scenic and comfortable spot – the perfect location for a relaxing night of rest before the long days of riding ahead.

Kick Off Meeting @ Cozy Kitchens Showroom

The team’s dinner and kick-off event was hosted by The Cozy Kitchens Group, a local Kitty Hawk based business that generously offered their beautiful showroom as a meeting place for the cyclists and support staff. The environment was certainly cozy and the location gave the WfW team the ability to get comfortable, enjoy an evening of food and fellowship and prepare for the upcoming week.

The riders officially begin peddling at 7am Monday morning, July 9th. Their Day 1 ride will take them to Elizabeth City, NC – a 52 mile trip that will take hours to complete, will require thousands of calories to burn, and will symbolize the successful beginning of another impactful Wheels for Wells event. In its inaugural year, 2011, Wheels for Wells raised $20,000 for the purposes of supporting clean water initiatives, including the installation of an irrigation system, a well cap and a brand new well. Through rider sponsorship and corporate donations, Compassion Corps is generating another $20,000 through this year’s Wheels for Wells Mid-Atlantic Water Tour.


According to Water.org, one child dies every fifteen seconds as a result of water-related issues (www.water.org). However, attainable and sustainable solutions do exist and the suffering of those affected can be minimized through creative efforts such as the Wheels for Wells water tour. If you or your company would like to learn more about this cause or support Wheels for Wells in the effort to end the water crisis, please contact our Director of Partnerships, Jim Henderson by emailing jim@wheelsforwells.org or by calling 610-506-7708.

Wheels For Wells is a division of Compassion Corps

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