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Why choose Bike & Build?

Through service-oriented cycling trips, Bike & Build benefits affordable housing and empowers young adults for a lifetime of service and civic engagement.We envision future generations who are committed to a lifetime of civic engagement and who inspire individuals and communities to create fair, decent housing for all.



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Yes, I recommend this program

Changed my life!

Bike & Build is a fun and life changing experience! If you are looking to make an impact on communities, meet a wide variety of lifelong friends, and/or do some personal soul searching all while getting in the best shape of your life, you have found the program for you!! There is something about riding a bicycle along with a supportive group of teammates and being intimately close to nature on a daily basis for such a long time that changes your life perspective. 5 years later I still think about B&B regularly, how much I would be missing out on today if I had not done the trip, keep in close touch with lifelong friends, and even married one of my teammates!

I would recommend Bike & Build to ANYONE who is able to ride a bicycle (or learn!)

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
I was surprised by the wide spectrum of micro-cultures in each town we visited. There is truly something unique to learn from the communities you bike through and sleep in. You will go through college towns, lots of farmland, suburbs, and maybe even a city! Your eyes will be opened to new ways to live, new ways to think, new career paths, and a ton of other “new’s”!
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Best choice I've ever made!

The summer that I rode cross country with Bike&Build was far and away the best of my life. I was able to see so much of the country, while riding with amazing people, and impacting communities throughout. Working together with my team, I felt so empowered to make a difference - this is a feeling that still resonates with me today and I am forever grateful for it. It is truly a life changing experience that I cannot recommend enough. I'm jealous just thinking about folks getting to join on for the next summer!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Don't be afraid of the fundraising - the organization will give you all of the support you need and you will be surprised at how much easier it is than you might think at first.