Another year, another Tour de Water. This summer I will attempt to circumnavigate Europe. The ride measures over 4,200 miles, is twice the distance of the Tour de France, and journeys through fifteen different countries with various languages, cultures and customs. It means that I will be biking, navigating, communicating, camping, raising awareness, and hopefully make many new friends along the way. I will be a messenger, bike mechanic, athletic director, operations manager, adventurist and tourist all in one. In the end, I hope to raise another $10,000 for water projects around the world. So come along and follow me on Facebook, Twitter and this blog where you will be able to witness around the clock, commercial free adventure cycling in action.
Aside from the scenic beauty, the places of interest and natural wonders, it has been the people I met along the way that really made last year’s endeavor such a positive experience. From the casual acquaintances to the "lifesavers" that somehow showed up whenever I most needed a helping hand. It was that spontaneity and generosity of total strangers caring and giving of themselves that stood out the most. Thank you to all who supported the cause and encouraged me along the way. Together we raised over $11,000 for global water projects. The net effect of the money donated is that it will provide safe drinking water and ultimately reverse the number of people with deadly water born diseases. Furthermore it will afford women and children in third world communities to go to school and live healthy and normalized lives. Our involvement shows that we care and gives hope to those in need. Thank you for that. Water is life. Pass it on.