Bike & Build is a nonprofit that engages young adults in service-oriented, cross-country cycling trips to raise money and awareness for affordable housing organizations. Bike and Build riders, ages 18-28, ride in teams of about 30 on one of nine trips each summer. Along the way they stop and volunteer with housing organizations like Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Together, and other small nonprofits. The money the riders fundraise is then granted out to these same organizations.
Bike and Build anticipates donating just shy of $600,000 in 2014. It’s a wonderful way for college students to serve and meet other civically engaged young adults from around the country.
Trip Leader applications for 2014 will be online in October and rider apps will be online in early November. Those interested can visit apply.bikeandbuild.org.