Rickshaw Run

TWO adventurous women, ONE inappropriate Rickshaw, TWO THOUSAND miles across India For WATER.

An Indian rickshaw puts you right at the bottom of the Indian road hierarchy. It is probably the least suitable vehicle on the planet for covering the entire subcontinent in two weeks. It would probably be easier on a cow.

“The people of India were really a highlight of the race. For all of the absurdity of people wanting to take our photos and shake our hands or get our autographs to the boys who helped us push the rickshaw up the mountain to the mechanics, and random people who invited us for chai – it was lovely. I’ve never waved so much in my life – I felt like a queen on a parade float at times while I sat in the back of the rickshaw. Their eagerness to help was beautiful and humbling – and at times a bit frustrating too.”

The Rickshaw Run 2014 from Charlie Grosso on Vimeo.

Read the complete story of how Charlie and I stumbled across India in April 2014 as a part of the Rickshaw Run to raise $15,000 to bring 750 people clean water.

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Get Ready for the Rickshaw Run

Posted by on January 6, 2014

“We do cool shit.” I said to Charlie as a smile formed on my face. She smiled and nodded in agreement. It felt good to be planning an adventure again. That’s right – a real heart stopping, insane, epic, adventure. One which I have no idea if we’ll make it, what will happen, what will […]

Sleepless in India – It’s Real Now

Posted by on March 20, 2014

Delhi

It’s 4:11 am and I’m awake. This wouldn’t be horrible except I went to bed at 1 am. Jetlag is something that comes with traveling, yet I have to believe this is more than jetlag, it’s anxiety and nerves. As the minutes of darkness roll on, I gradually hear the streets become filled with noise […]

Rickshaw Run Update From the Road 1

Posted by on April 7, 2014

Sherry and Charlie get ready to ride their Rickshaw

I am traveling 2,000 miles through India by motorized rickshaw, raising $15,000 for Charity: Water.   While I’m sweating buckets, becoming one with my horn, avoiding cows, and getting grease under my nails on the road you can follow along with my Instagram updates kindly put together by Cailin O’Neil of Travel Yourself. The rickshaws […]

Rickshaw Run Update From the Road #2

Posted by on April 12, 2014

Indian Family portrait

I’m traveling 2,000 miles through India by motorized rickshaw, raising $15,000 for Charity: Water. While I’m sweating buckets, becoming one with my horn, avoiding cows, and getting grease under my nails on the road you can follow along with my Instagram updates. A woman balances water on top while chatting with us about the Rickshaw […]

Rickshaw Run Update From the Road #3

Posted by on April 14, 2014

I’m traveling 2,000 miles through India by motorized rickshaw, raising $15,000 for charity: water.   While I’m sweating buckets, becoming one with my horn, avoiding cows, and getting grease under my nails on the road you can follow along with my Instagram updates. This gas station treated us to chai served in pretty teacups! Rickshaw […]

Rickshaw Run Update From the Road #4

Posted by on April 16, 2014

smiles from the side of the road in India

I’m traveling 2,000 miles through India by motorized rickshaw, raising $15,000 for charity: water.   While I’m sweating buckets, becoming one with my horn, avoiding cows, and getting grease under my nails on the road you can follow along with my Instagram updates. Got a lovely smile from this woman as we passed by. This […]

Rickshaw Run Update From the Road #5

Posted by on April 20, 2014

Welcome to Shillong near Rickshaw Run finish line

The finish!! I’m traveling 2,000 miles through India by motorized rickshaw, raising $15,000 for Charity: Water. While I’m sweating buckets, becoming one with my horn, avoiding cows, and getting grease under my nails on the road you can follow along with my Instagram updates. The coolest seat on the bus in India is hanging off […]