09 Jan '12, 10am

Water Cyclists: An epic ride to raise awareness of a scarce resource

Water Cyclists: An epic ride to raise awareness of a scarce resource

Joost Notenboom and Michiel Roodenburg On July 4, 2010, Joost Notenboom and Michiel Roodenburg set off from Deadhorse, Alaska, on a more-than-18,000-mile journey to the southern tip of Argentina. Their chosen mode of transport: bamboo bicycles. Their mission: to raise awareness of the global water crisis that leaves more than 1 billion people without access to safe drinking water. Eighteen months, 14,000 miles, and 62 flat tries later, we caught up with them just long enough to ask a few questions about their trip so far -- and their plans for when they finish, which, if all goes as planned, will happen in just a few more months. To learn more about their trip, or to support local water projects along their route, check out their website . Q. What is a couple of Dutchmen doing shouting about water scarcity? Last I checked, there was no dearth of the wet stuff around your c...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/biking/2012-01-08-water-cyclists-an-...

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