Sixth annual community ride for clean water

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Highlights:

  • Calgary residents to bike for clean water
  • 660 million people worldwide lack access to clean water
  • Wheels for Wells has raised $177,000 for water projects since 2012
Alex Weber(right), founder of Wheels for Wells, and his brother Jonathan at last year’s event.​ Photo/World Vision Canada
(May 29, 2017)
CALGARY, AB

WHAT
: Wheels for Wells is inviting Calgary residents to bike 10km, 30km, 50km or 90km to raise awareness and funds for the World Vision Canada “Build A Well” project in Sudan. 

Worldwide, 660 million people are lacking clean water. Calgary native Alex Weber, 14, believes that providing all of them with this life-giving necessity is an attainable goal. That’s why he created Wheels for Wells, which since 2012 has raised $177,000 for World Vision water projects in Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and Mauritania. 

This year, a photo booth and live music will create a festive atmosphere as one community comes together to help another. 

WHEN: Saturday, June 3rd, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • 8:30-9:30 a.m. Registration, Special Announcements & Safety Talk!
  • 9:30 a.m. Ride Commences (30km, 50km and 90km distances)
  • 9:40 a.m. Little Dippers’ technical riding camp for kids ages 4+
  • 10:30 a.m. 10 km Family & Kids ride commences
  • 11:00 a.m. Lunch served as cyclists return

WHERE: Southview Church, Walden Campus 20200 Walden Blvd SE, Calgary, AB


Resources:

Event Details  
Wheels for Wells
World Vision 

Social Media:
@WheelsforWells
@worldvisioncan