The Auburn University student chapter of Engineers Without Borders will host its inaugural Water Cycle event on March 26. Participants will bike either a 30- or 60-mile gravel course through Alabama’s picturesque countryside starting and finishing at Martin Dam on Lake Martin.  

Registration is open and is limited to 100 riders. The participation fee includes the ride, an event t-shirt, post-ride meal and admission to the Dam Jam – a celebration following the ride that will feature live music, games and food.

Not interested in cycling, but want to attend? No problem! Family and friends may register as non-riders to support the event and enjoy festivities at the Dam Jam.

The event begins with the 60-mile ride at 8 a.m. followed by a 9 a.m. start time for the 30-mile ride. The Dam Jam will get underway at noon.

Proceeds will support drinking water and irrigation projects in Guatemala and Bolivia.

“The Auburn Chapter of Engineer’s Without Borders does such great work,” said Chris Goodman, Alabama Power hydro manager. “We are excited to host a fun community event at Martin Dam that will raise support for life-changing water projects.”

Engineers Without Borders is a national organization whose purpose is to work with communities in developing countries to promote sustainable engineering solutions to practical problems. The Auburn University student chapter, which is made up of students from a wide range of majors, works on projects abroad in Rwanda, Guatemala and Bolivia, and domestically in Georgia and Alabama to improve access to potable water.

Click here to learn more and register for the Water Cycle or here to learn more about the Auburn University chapter of Engineers without Borders.

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