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Raffle Prizes For Family Fun Ride – August 28, 2011

We’ve been extremely fortunate to receive great prizes for our August 28, 2011 Family Fun Ride at Three Creeks Metro Park from  like a $50 gift card from Paradise Garage, a custom t-shirt from Skreened, a $100 gift certificate to Melissa Pauquette Photography, and free tickets to the Arena Grand Movie Theatre.

Thank you so much to these companies.  Your donations will change the lives of communities in India forever.

We are, however, still looking for a few more raffle prizes for the event.  If this is something your company or your employer might be interested, please contact us using our contact form or email us at

Thank you everyone for your fantastic support.  People will drink clean water because of you.

Volunteers Needed for August 28 Fun Ride

Prizes and donations are rolling in, but we still need the help of about 20 additional volunteers for our Family Fun Ride on August 28, 2011.

We need volunteers for the following areas:

Raffle – 12:30 to 2:30
Food – 12:00 to 3:00
Setup & Cleanup – 11:30 to 12:30 and 3:00 to 4:00
Games & Activities – 12:00 to 2:00
Greeting – 12:30 to 3:30

Please use our contact form or send us an email at to enlist, and we’ll get you grouped up into the right department.

Please contact us as soon as possible so that we know we can most effectively organize our efforts.  Thanks.

The Family Fun Ride will be a great time for volunteers and participants alike!

Thank you to Melissa Pauquette Photography for the Event Prize!

Thank you Melissa Pauquette Photography for your generous donation!  MPP has donated a $100 gift certificate to be used as a prize at our Family Fun Ride on August 28, 2011.

The $100 gift certificate can be put towards any photo shoot package or prints, and will cover the entire cost of most family portrait sessions.

Melissa Pauquette is a co-director of The Water Cycle Project.  Her generosity with her time and with this donation is much appreciated.

Melissa Pauquette Photography is a Columbus, Ohio photographer specializing in family portraits, senior pictures and weddings.  Please visit her website at for more information, or to book her services.

Thank you Melissa!

Would you company like to sponsor The Water Cycle Project or provide a prize for our next event?  Please contact us today!

Official Announcement: Family Fun Ride – August 28, 2011

On August 28, 2011, The Water Cycle Project will be hosting a Family Fun Ride at Three Creeks Metro Park from 12:30p.m. to 3:30p.m.

You can find more information about the event on the mini site:!

This will be a great time for cyclists and non-cyclists, adults and children alike.  There’ll be games, free food and drinks, and lots of very cool prizes donated by local businesses.  Three Creeks is a beautiful park to enjoy.  If you’ve never been there, seize this opportunity!

The park features many miles of paved bike trails –

Mark your calendar and stay tuned as details develop.  This will be a very cool event with lots going on, you won’t want to miss it!

Bike Columbus Festival

The Bike Columbus Festival was in full swing this past weekend.  Hot!  If you weren’t there you missed an awesome The Water Cycle Project booth, and men with mustaches on crazy bicycles.

Thanks to two of our volunteers, Adam and Melody, for manning our booth at the Kids In Motion portion of the festival over at COSI.  You guys did a fantastic job and the booth looks great!
Bike Columbus FestivalBike Columbus Festival Bike Columbus Festival TablePenny Farthing Bikes ColumbusThat’s right, you missed men on funny bikes.  Maybe next year?

Check out the Bike Columbus Festival website for more information

Thanks Adam and Melody!

Thank You Paradise Garage For Your Generous Donation!

Thank you Paradise Garage for your generous donation of a $50 gift card to our August 28, 2011 Fun-Ride event!

Paradise Garage is a fantastic bike shop located in the Short North, close to downtown Columbus.  They have an ample selection of road bikes, mountain bikes, commuters and everything in between (including some really cool cargo bikes), and their shop can handle everything from routine maintenance to complex repairs on high-end bikes.

If you’re in need of a new bike, a tune-up or a serious repair, please check them out.  You can find them at 921 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201, or online at

Thank you Paradise Garage for supporting The Water Cycle Project.  Our events just wouldn’t be the same without generous donations from companies like yours.

Would your company like to sponsor The Water Cycle Project or donate a prize for one of our events?  Please contact us today!

Thank You Arena Grand For Your Raffle Item!

A big thank you to the Arena Grand Movie Theatre for donating two guest passes (free movie tickets) to be used as raffle items at our Family Fun-Ride event on August 28, 2011!

The Arena Grand Movie Theatre is a fantastic first-run movie theater in the Arena District in downtown Columbus.  It’s been voted best Columbus movie theater by 614 Magazine and Columbus Alive, among others.

The food and beverage selection at the Arena Grand Movie Theatre is first class.  Check it out the next time you’re downtown.

Thank you again, Arena Grand, for your generous support of The Water Cycle Project!

Would your company be willing to donate a raffle item to our family fun-ride?  Please contact us.

Thank You Skreened For Your Raffle Item Donation!

Skreened has generously donated a custom printed t-shirt for a raffle prize for our August 28, 2011 family fun-ride event.

Cycle Ohio Tshirt

You can check out the shirt here:

If you’re not familiar with Skreened, it’s a custom printed t-shirt shop in Columbus, Ohio where everything is made to order.

It’s an especially helpful t-shirt shop if you’re printing apparel for a small organization but don’t want to collect money from everyone and then place a huge order.  At Skreened, you can upload your design, and then send all of your group members to their website to purchase the t-shirt directly.

Thanks Skreened for your generous support of The Water Cycle Project!  Assistance from local businesses like yours is invaluable to us!

Would your company be willing to donate a raffle item?  Please contact us.

Press Release: Group To Cycle 250 Miles Across Ohio For Non-Profit

This is a press release we sent out this morning, please feel free to forward to all relevant media and area contacts.  Thanks!


Group To Cycle 250 Miles Across Ohio For Non-Profit

Columbus, Ohio – June 30, 2011 – A small group of cyclists is planning to ride 250 miles from Richmond, IN to Wheeling, WV over the Fourth of July weekend to raise money for The Water Cycle Project.

The Water Cycle Project ( is a zero-overhead, non-profit organization that raises money to drill fresh water wells for impoverished communities in rural India.

Cyclists will make the daunting trek over the course of three days, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with overnight stops in West Jefferson, OH and Zanesville, OH, averaging over 80 miles each day.

The route will primarily follow Historic U.S. Route 40 from the west side of the state to the east.

For more information and to follow the tour, please visit the group’s website at

The group is available for limited interviews and media engagements in the afternoon and evening of each cycling day. Media is encouraged to contact The Water Cycle Project for further details.

The Water Cycle Project is associated with Vineyard Christian Fellowship in Grove City, OH for administrative support, and with Franklinton Cycle Works, a non-profit bicycle co-op in Columbus, OH, for logistical support.

For additional information or to schedule an interview with The Water Cycle Project, please contact:
Brad Pauquette


Introducing The Great T-Shirt Design Contest!!

The Water Cycle Project is now introducing the Great T-Shirt Design Contest of 2011!

We’re looking for a killer t-shirt that encapsulates everything that The Water Cycle Project is, and we’d like you to design it!

Please email your entry as a .jpg or .png file to no later than 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 15, 2011 for a chance to win.

We’re looking for one design for one side of the shirt.  Full color is OK, but less colors is better (cheaper printing).  Two colors is better than three colors, and one color is better than two.  You get it.

Melissa and  Brad will pick the top three and post them to Facebook where they’ll be voted on.

And for the winner… A FREE T-SHIRT IN THE SIZE OF YOUR CHOICE!  Plus all those bragging rights, and that toasty warm feeling you get when you help others.  :-)

What is The Water Cycle Project in 2011?  Think Ohio, think India, think water, think women fetching water, think wells, think drilling, think… you get it.  Be funny, be poignant, be silly, be artistic… just don’t be late!

Please contact us with questions.

Questions and Answers:

Is anything required to be part of the design, like a logo or slogan?

Nope!  You can do whatever you’d like.  We use the slogan, “Well, water you waiting for?” a lot, but you can use anything you’d like, or nothing at all.

Wouldn’t you prefer vector graphics?

Sure, we’d prefer it.  But we’ve asked for a .jpg or a .png so that we don’t have to convert vector art from a half dozen different formats for previewing on our website and Facebook.  We also don’t want to exclude anyone with smaller software budgets.

Once we select a winner, we’ll work with them to either supply vector art, or convert their design for them.  So if you can build your design as a vector file, that’s fantastic, but please email us only  a .jpg or .png file.

Are designs due by the end of the day on July 15, 2011?

Yes!  Your design must be in by 11:59 p.m. EST on July 15, 2011.  Please feel free to take all day Friday to work on it.  :-)