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Trans-Ohio Pre-Registration Deadline This Week – Register Today

Please take a few minutes today to register for our July 1-3, 2011 Trans-Ohio Tour.

This is the last week to register for the Trans-Ohio tour at the discounted rate of only $90.  After Friday, you’ll still be able to register, but the rate will increase to $105.

Your trip fees cover all food, lodging, transportation to and from Columbus, on-the-road mechanical support and other accommodations for all three days.  The earlier you register, the easier (and less expensive) it is for The Water Cycle Project’s all-volunteer staff to locate and reserve the correct accommodations at lower rates.

Thanks again.  I hope you can join us!

As always, please feel free to contact us at any time with questions.

Sorry, PayPal Still Down (Now Restored :-))

Our PayPal donation system is now back on track.  Sorry for any inconvenience and thanks for your patience. (05/27/11  8:25 p.m.)

We’re very sorry, but our PayPal payment system is still currently down.  In the meantime we can still accept donations in the form of cash and checks made out to “Vineyard Christian Fellowship”.

PayPal wants additional information about our 501(c)3 status, which we’ve now provided, so that information should be reviewed and our payment system restored very soon.  We will post on Twitter and Facebook and contact those donors who have tried to make a contribution during this down-time as soon as that is officially resolved.

Vineyard Christian Fellowship in Grove City is handling the finances for The Water Cycle Project and acting as our 501(c)3 umbrella, which simply requires a little more documentation for PayPal to prove that everything’s on the up-and-up and above-board.

Once again, we apologize.  This will be resolved shortly, and we’ll be back to business as usual.  Thanks so much for your patience and for your continued support of The Water Cycle Project.

Please contact us with any questions.

Big Changes to 2011 Rides

The most important thing to us is to raise money to drill wells, to give sick and thirsty people clean water to drink.  We’re so fortunate that we get to use something that we love, riding bikes, to do that.

It’s also important to us to incorporate as many people into this mission as possible, and make you a passionate advocate for this cause as well.  This is our first year putting together The Water Cycle Project and we had to make some big guesses when we first put together a calendar for 2011.  We’ve listened to the feedback that we’ve received, and the great thing about being a small, grass-roots organization is that it’s never too late to make changes.

Due to lack of response, we’re going to cancel the Amish Loop (Aug. 5-7) and Hocking Hills (Sept. 2-4) trips for this year, and consolidate our energy towards the Trans-Ohio Trip in July and the Circum-Ohio Tour in September/October.

We’re going to replace the August and September trips with a Labor Day weekend fun ride that I think you’ll really enjoy, and will open a lot of doors for families and non-cyclists to participate and have a lot of fun while supporting our cause.

Just to Clarify:
Trans-Ohio – July 1-3 – STILL ON.  We’ve gotten a lot of great feedback on this trip and expect a good turnout.

Amish Loop – August 5-7 – CANCELLED.

Hocking Hills – September 2-4 – CANCELLED.

Circum-Ohio – September 27-October 8 – STILL ON. Please consider joining us for week 1, week 2 or the full 12-day tour.

Thanks so much for your continued support.  We really appreciate all of your feedback, and are very happy to accommodate as many members of our community as possible.

Please stay tuned for more information on our fun-ride in September, and as always, please contact us with any questions or leave a comment below.

PayPal Donation System

I’ve been alerted that our PayPal donation system isn’t working correctly.  I apologize for any inconvenience there.

I contacted PayPal this morning and we should be back in action shortly.  Thanks very much for your understanding.  In the meantime, we can continue to accept donations in the form of cash and checks made out to “Vineyard Christian Fellowship”.

Thanks!  Please contact us with any questions.

Are You On Twitter?

If you’re on twitter, please consider following our feed, @h2o_cycle, or

I was opposed to Twitter for a long time, but it turns out that it’s actually kind of a fun way to share information.  The blessing in disguise is that unlike other social media, the Twitter 140 character limit means that only the most important information is actually being sent out.

Also, there’s a unique social atmosphere to Twitter that allows you to jump in and out of global conversations at will.  Want to post on your favorite writer’s wall?  You can do that whether you’re “friends” or not, and then never return again!

Check it out today, and please “Follow” H2O_Cycle!

It’s World Water Day! Give Today!

March 22 is officially world water day.  It’s a day when organizations of all different types and sizes are specifically collaborating to raise awareness of the global clean water issue.

We officially launched our website on March 1, 2011, but this seems like a great time to really get things started.  Please consider making a donation of any size to The Water Cycle Project today.  Whether it’s $5 or $5,000, your participation adds energy and momentum to the system and is extremely helpful.

There are a few easy ways to give.

1.  Make a flat rate donation.  Like $20.  Visit our “Give” page, fill out how much you’d like to donate and click “Give”.  It’s super easy and will only take a couple of minutes.  You can pay by PayPal, credit card or send a check.

2.  Give directly to me (Brad’s) rider campaign by visiting my TWCP profile.  I’ll be riding over 1,500 miles in 2011.  You can either give a per-mile pledge, like 2 cents a mile, or donate a flat amount.   Just look for the “Donate To My Cause” box under the profile picture, and start from there.

3.  Join The Water Cycle Project today by visiting New Account Registration.  Then you can send all of your friends to donate to your cause today, and even make a donation to your own campaign.

Please consider making a donation to The Water Cycle Project today.  We’ve done our best to make it as simple and easy as possible, but if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

A donation of only $5 buys clean drinking water for life for an impoverished Indian child.  What an amazing, life-changing power we hold…

Welcome to The Water Cycle Project

We’re so excited to get this project rolling (no pun intended).

Here’s the skinny:

Melissa and I already devote a portion of our income to drilling wells in India.  We think it’s a great cause and we want to figure out how to send more money to resolving this fundamental issue.

So, we’ve planned several multi-day cycling trips around the state of Ohio as a way to generate publicity and donations for the issue of clean drinking water.  There are so many ways for you to be involved, but the best one might be as a cyclist!  Please check out our “join a trip” page for more information on the trips.

The water cycle isn’t just about bicycles.  It’s also about the cycle of poverty.  We’ll expand on this more in the future, but lack of access to clean drinking water is a fundamental block in the vicious cycle that keeps impoverished communities from excelling.

Access to clean drinking water is about more than just doubling average life expectancies or stopping 20% of children from dying of diarrhea (cholera, etc).  It’s also about fair and humane treatment of women, access to education and domestic industry.

Please stick around and read more as we develop this idea.  We’d love for you to give a donation today, or find a way to get involved!

Website Launched

This website is officially launched.

We still have some things to work on, I’m sure you’ll find plenty of areas that you could use additional information or proofreading, and you may even find a few bugs, but this website is now 100% functional and public ready.

Thank you very much for your patience.  If you find a bug, or area of particular concern, please bring it to our attention by contacting us.

Website Under Construction

Thanks for checking out, we really appreciate your interest.

We’re still in testing phases though, so please go easy on us.  You might find some broken links and things.

We should be fully operational by March 1, 2011.