As athletes, and cyclists, we know how important hydration is to our every day lives - it nourishes us, cleanses us, and often even encourages us- that's why we must ride in solidarity with the Water Protectors
in North Dakota.
These Mni Wiconi bottles - which means "Water is Life
" in Lakota - are a small way for us to help the indigenous people of this land save our environment. All proceeds being donated to the brave men and women who are uniting from all over the world to fight for our clean water at Standing Rock
In reality it is a fight we should all take part in, to save our water from a predictable contamination and esnure our planet survives by ending dependency on insustainable energy sources. Even if we can't travel to join our brothers and sisters we can still help them through donation and mindfulness.
The design features the Lakota Thunderbird
surrounded by rain water, bringing hope, justice, and clarity to the Water Protectors. Overhead is the Lakota phrase that embodies the struggle - Mni Wiconi
. The bottles are made custom by Specialized featuring their Purist material - formulated to shield the inside of the bottle from any bad taste, molding, or staining, keeping your water pure. (22 oz)
*The bottles themselves are on order and will be shipped out approximately one month after funding ends. Donations are made immediately after funding is closed.
With this crowdfunded effort we can donate to Standing Rock and have a physical symbol to remind us every day of those who are standing on the front line - protecting the land so that we can fill our bidons with clean water before each ride. May we think of them while we hydrate our spirits, sending them our prayers.
Please share this with your friends, teammates, and cycling clubs, the more we have on order the greater the donation percentage! Help the Water Protectors in saying #NoDAPL
!! Defend the Sacred
! Water is Life!