I’m traveling over 50,000 kilometers and will cross over 50 countries on this journey, and am doing this to raise awareness of the lack of clean water around the world. I am also raising money for Wine to Water. 100% of any money raised will go directly to Wine to Water. I am funding the expedition costs myself.
My route will first take me across the United States. This will be my test run, where I get used to being on the road in a relatively safe environment. From there, I’ll fly my bike to South Korea, and take a ferry to Vladivostok, eastern Russia.
Across Siberia and Mongolia, which can only be done during their brief summer, before reaching the ‘Stans and then Europe in the autumn.
After that, comes the hardest and most dangerous part of the trip - the circumnavigation of Africa. Down the west coast, before a brief respite in South Africa, and then finally up the East.
Founded by Doc Hendley, Wine to Water is a 501(c)(3) non-profit aid organization focused on providing clean water to needy people around the world.
Wine to Water founder, Doc Hendley, installing water systems in Dafur, Sudan
Wine to Water’s mission:
"Nearly one billion people in the world today lack access to adequate water and 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation. We are devoted to fighting this epidemic. Wine symbolizes fortune in our society. Our goal is to give the fortunate population an opportunity to fight for those who can’t fight for themselves."
Just $1.00 will provide clean water to a child for a year, and with $500 a village can build a well and have clean water in perpetuity.
En route, I’ll visit some of Wine to Water’s projects and will trust my life to the same Sawyer filter that Wine to Water uses in some of its projects.
You’ll be able to follow my progress on this site, and you can donate to Wine to Water from any page on this site.