Mission: Through service-oriented cycling trips, Bike & Build benefits affordable housing and empowers young adults for a lifetime of service and civic engagement.
Results: 2016 will be our 14th summer of cycling trips that benefit affordable housing. We have engaged 3,000 riders in these trips. They have pedaled 9.5 million miles and we have donated over $5.8 million of the money they have raised to affordable housing nonprofits. Our riders have also volunteered 200,000 hours on build sites.
Target demographics: 18-28 year old young adults
Direct beneficiaries per year: Build and fund approximately 1,100 homes
Geographic areas served: United States
Programs: 8 cross country rides and 2 regional rides throughout the United States.
As a board member with a local housing nonprofit, we are so impressed with Bike & Build. The riders we met were passionate, dedicated individuals who make a difference in everyday local communities, not just the big cities. The support provided by Bike & Build goes a long way in helping us provide sustainable, affordable housing to low-income families and homeless domestic violence survivors and their children in our community. Bike & Build is truly a GREAT nonprofit.