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

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

Announcing the 2012 Ride

Written by Christopher Carr on Friday, March, 30th, 2012

2012 Wheels for Wells Mid-Atlantic Water Tour Scheduled for July 8th-14th

Philadelphia, PA, March 30, 2012 – Compassion Corps is proud to announce the launch of the 2012 Wheels for Wells campaign for clean water. This second annual event, a Mid-Atlantic bike tour, will involve 20 riders and 8 support staff and will cover a nearly 400-mile scenic route through 5 states over the course of 6 days. The tour is scheduled to begin in Nag’s Head, NC on July 8th and conclude in Ocean City, NJ on the 14th. The most impressive aspect of this unique event, though, is its commitment to making a difference for the people of Northern Africa, a region devastated by an appalling lack of access to clean drinking water. In 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 expects to be able to generate double the funds through this year’s Wheels for Wells Mid-Atlantic Water Tour.

Wheels for Wells cyclists in action!

Rider registration officially opened online via www.Wheels for Wells.org on Monday, March 12th. Because the 2012 tour will be capped at 20 riders, it is recommended that interested individuals should visit the website as early as possible to secure their place in the event. This fully supported ride is made possible by a dedicated team of staff members, who spend months prior to the event focusing on all of the details and logistics so that the riders can have the best possible experience while on the road.

“This truly was a unique experience,” explains 2011 Wheels for Wells rider, Clare Oestreicher. “It was an athletic feat, a charity event and an adventure all rolled into one week! The Wheels for Wells ride exceeded my expectations. I am extremely proud of all we were able to accomplish.”


An Invitation for Corporate Partnerships

Children drink from a clean water source in Elabdach, Mali.

According to Water.org, one child dies every fifteen seconds as a result of water-related issues (www.water.org). But water-borne disease isn’t the only issue associated with this tragedy. The water crisis also presents serious social and economic implications that impact entire villages. 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 provide access to clean drinking water to tens of thousands in northern Africa, 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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