Bikes Fight Poverty is a fun, adrenaline-filled event. But it’s the “why” that matters most.
Each year, riders and volunteers alike make memories that will last a lifetime. But each of them will tell you that’s not the most important thing about it, not by a long shot. The reason these riders train so hard and push themselves to the limit is that we all share this mission: giving people in poverty the opportunity to earn a house by serving their community.
All of that was the same with this year’s ride, which happened February 20-21. Even so, things looked a bit different this time around. COVID-19 restrictions forced us to pivot to a local ride instead of riding to Mexico as we always have. Because of health precautions, we intentionally limited crowd sizes and made other behind-the-scenes changes to ensure everyone’s health.
The result was our most successful ride yet. Riders didn’t just train hard; they also fundraised like crazy. And their friends and family responded by giving $275,000 – the most Bikes Fight Poverty has ever raised. Thanks to everyone who made this possible!