This February, for the tenth consecutive year, over 100 cyclists pedaled from downtown Phoenix all the way to Puerto Peñasco, Mexico as part of Bikes Fight Poverty. It’s a ride that spans two days, crosses an international border, and covers 200 miles of Sonoran desert.
You better believe an event this crazy is going to get people’s attention. And our friends at FOX 10 and 3TV gave us the opportunity to spread the word about what bikes have to do with providing safe, secure housing in places like Mexico, El Salvador, and Nicaragua.
Image: Lisa Bries (left), Ian Long (center), and Kevin Hanson (right) have participated in all ten Bikes Fight Poverty rides! We honored them for their partnership and generosity with these exclusive rider jerseys.
Bikes Fight Poverty makes a big splash. And it’s a lot of fun. But the reason we ultimately do it is to make a lasting difference in people’s lives.
So we’re grateful to announce that this year’s event raised over $150,000, fully funding 20 houses for families in need. Over the past ten years, the ride has provided a whopping 138 houses for families that have earned them!
None of this would be possible without an army of generous donors and amazing volunteers, so thanks to each and every one of you who partners with us and the families we serve through Bikes Fight Poverty!