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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What is a Rickshaw

Posted by on April 8, 2014

rickshaw run 2014

An Indian rickshaw puts you right at the bottom of the Indian road hierarchy thus giving you perfect opportunity to see India from the gutter according to the Adventurists who run the Rickshaw Run. They go on to state, a rickshaw is barely fit for the purpose of a brief journey across town. It’s only […]

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 #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 […]