“Water and sanitation are the building blocks of human life and dignity. Without them, people will forever struggle to move forward with their lives,” so states Blue Planet Ride‘s website – part of the Blue Planet Network. This guest post, brought to you by Samuel Hagler of Ride For Good, details one of Blue Planet’s latest conquests:
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BICYCLE TOURING ACTIVIST PULLS BOB IBEX
For the third year in a row, Rudy van Prooyen is pulling a Bob trailer for a good cause.
SAN DIEGO, CA was Rudy van Prooyen’s last check in point. Rudy plans on riding to three coasts across the US. He will be finished in late August.
Rudy is riding for safe water across the world and has partnered with The Blue Planet Network to raise funds for this cause.
The facts are that unlike all of us, over one billion people on this earth have no safe drinking water. Women and children may walk up to 6 hours a day to get water, and even then, it may not be enough, or safe enough to drink. Many drink contaminated water and then get sick. 2.2 million human beings die each year from water borne illnesses. 6,000 people die every day and 240 children die every hour. But there is hope, because the solutions are so simple and collectively we have the power to solve this human crisis that is going on in front of our very own eyes, tragically mostly unnoticed.