Funkier Bike will supply the cycling apparel for the 2017 Ride For Water cycling event.
The company worked with the riders to develop semi-customized versions of its Corrazano jersey Boreano bib shorts to maximize comfort and performance for the arduous journey.
“We’re proud to support these young men and women in their pursuit of what is truly a noble goal. This kind of civic engagement and global outlook that gives us hope for the next generation, and of the continuing civic engagement of the whole cycling community,” said Funkier Bike USA manager Kevin Tuttle.
Ride For Water was founded in 2013 by a group of undergraduates at Azuza Pacific University with a goal to bring awareness to the global crisis in access to clean drinking water – a crisis that affects an estimated 663,000,000 people.
“We firmly believe that clean water is a basic human right and we want to do whatever we can to support this organization and bring awareness to this global crisis,” said Elijah Jerjerian, a rider who graduated this month from the Southern California school.
2017 marks the fifth year that the group has undertaken the journey; to date the collection of young adults have raised more than $175,000, all of which is directed to charity: water, a New York-based charity devoted to the cause of providing clean water to the developing world.