The WaterAid Mountain Bike Ride in Marin, California
On November 14, 2009, a troupe of mountain bikers will traverse the bike trails of Mt. Tamalpais in the Second Annual WaterAid Mountain Bike Ride fundraiser in order to bring water and sanitation services to the world’s poorest people. For Peter Moritzburke, the fundraiser is a “great way to put the activity I love to good use.”
Peter Moritzburke has been an avid mountain biker for years, but in 2008, he decided to mountain bike to make a difference. With the help of his wife Kelly, he organized the first WaterAid Mountain Bike Ride in Marin, California. The event raised $3,000 - enough to build a well that provides water for 250-300 people - and was “such a blast” that the ride became an annual event.
Based on his strong interest and career background in the natural resources sector, Peter chose to fundraise for WaterAid America because “you get the most out of every dollar you donate. Water access relates to disease, poverty, and education.”
In planning the Second Annual WaterAid Mountain Bike Ride fundraiser, Peter got an early start. He notified potential participants in April, 2009 and has a personal fundraising page on the Firstgiving.org website to keep people informed about the event and to make donating hassle-free.
This year, the ride will be followed by a celebration with food and drinks donated by local businesses. According to Peter, “it doesn’t take as much time as you would think to organize this type of event.”
By involving his coworkers, friends, and using social networking sites, Peter hopes to inform potential riders of the need for their support and the positive impact they can have on the lives of so many individuals.
There will be
multiple route options up, around, and over Mt. Tamalpais for riders of every ability and interest. Maps will be provided to all riders and designated
riders will mark the routes with arrows along the way.
For more information on the ride and/or to make a donation of $107 (or more or less) visit Peter Moritzburke's fundraising page at www.firstgiving.com/wateraidamericaride
Riders at the first Mountain Bike Ride in 2008.
You get the most out of every dollar you donate. Water access relates to disease, poverty, and education.