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5 Day - Key West Bike Ride

Registration Closed

For late registration considerations, email JHanneken@EndsCycling.com

In Partnership With:

The Tour...

Welcome Johnson University Staff & Students! Ends Cycling invites you to join as a Cyclist or Support Staff on our 8th-annual Key West Bike Ride!  Come experience sunny, South Florida with us over your Spring Break 2019!  It IS a sight to behold!  God's beauty is on display as we traverse 300-miles together, across the Everglades, down Route 1 South, through the beautiful Florida Keys.  The route is almost all flat, with the exception of 47 bridges, one of which is 7-miles long!  Experience special treats like Key Lime Pie and fun activities like feeding the tarpon at Robbie's Marina.  Optional excursions such as air boat rides are a blast for first-timers on the Key West Bike Ride!  We couldn't possibly invite you on this tour without mentioning the amazing hospitality of our host-churches!  On this tour, you'll have the opportunity to make new friends, cycle through God's beautiful creation, and change the world for youth in Africa! Your fundraising pledge is already included in your registration cost so raising funds is optional. 

JU Florida Contact:  Dr. Les Hardin   734-358-1497

5-Day

300 miles

Fort Myers to Key West, FL

For The Youth Of:

Thailand

The Reason We Ride...

Thailand has a population of 68 million people, an estimated 98% of whom don’t walk in relationship with Jesus.  As Prosperous Youth Foundation (PYF), we work in Chiang Mai, which is the second largest city in Thailand.    Many youth come from villages in the mountains, without access to education, so they move into the city for a better education while their parents stay back in their villages maintaining their homes and

farms.  Other youth who have been orphaned or abandoned also end living in institutional care.

 

PYF is working to help create a network among these youth homes, and is currently connected with close to 70 youth homes. PYF partners with them by training youth workers, supporting the staff, discipling and doing leadership development with youth. In supporting these homes, the youth can be introduced to Christ and mentored, while they pursue a better education.

 

One key tool in that effort is an annual youth camp (launched with funds and support of the 2014 KWBR) PYF hosts every October school break. More than 400 youth from nearly 40 youth homes come together to worship, some experiencing Christ for the first time and others making commitments to pursue ministry. Our hope is to use the prayers and funds that you raise from this tour to fully invest in the expenses of future camps, create a structure that makes PYF sustainable long-term and to help scale our other projects transforming the lives of youth.  

What do I get when I Register?
RIDE INFORMATION:

DATES:

Pre-Field Orientation - March 15 at 1:30p*

(Dr. Les Hardin will let you know what time the JU van is leaving campus to head to Ft. Myers.  Lunch will be provided for you upon arrival.)

March 16 - 20, 2018

Optional - March 21 - drive you back to Fort Myers

(The JU Van will leave Key West and drive you back to campus, you will not be stopping back in Ft. Myers with the rest of the group)

BEGINS IN:

NMSI / Ends Cycling

2701 Cleveland Ave. #200

Fort Myers, FL  33901

COST:

JU Cyclists - $750

JU Support Staff - $399

Only 5 days worth of AWESOMENESS!  

Well, and a few other things that are listed here.

  • A trip to Key West!

  • Your travel cost to Fort Myers

  • Bike rental (if necessary)

  • Cost INCLUDES Fundraising Pledge amount. ($250 goes to youth projects in Thailand)

  • Lodging at local churches every night of the event (hotels are an optional cost to you)

  • Breakfast and Lunch every day (Dinners are not included)

  • Pre and post-ride meal

  • Snacks throughout the event (energy gels, granola bars, fruit, etc.)

  • Ends Cycling Jersey (cyclists and runners only) and T-Shirt

  • Swag Bag

  • Full-time Event Photographer (you get free access to the pics after the event!)

  • A dedicated SAG (Support And Gear) vehicle loaded with water, air pumps, tubes, snacks, etc.

  • Corporate worship every night

  • Custom ‘Thank You’ cards to send to all of your supporters

  • Devotion book

  • Water bottle (for cyclists and runners only)

  • Transportation back to starting line

  • FUN and surprises (Nightly giveaways, contests, etc.)

  • Cycling training in orientation

  • Experienced Group Leaders

*Participants are strongly encouraged to be at the starting location at 1:30pm, the day before for check-in for this important Pre-field Orientation.  We will get to know each other, have a safety presentation and training ride.

How Are Your Cycling Groups Organized?

An experienced Team Leader will lead a team of 4-10 cyclists throughout the multi-day event. Riders will be grouped depending on their strengths and preferences. You are welcome to choose which group you wish to be in ahead of time. (If you're not sure you can do it, get a cycling computer and see where you are at!) A suggested 10 week training schedule is available to you in our tour handbooks. 

It’s our recommendation no one changes groups unless absolutely necessary. We would love for you to grow deep relationships with people in your group.

Paceline - 18+ mph average

Journey Lovers Plus - 16-17 mph average

Journey Lovers - 14-15 mph average

SEE Train - 13-14 mph average

D Group (trikes, etc) - 11mph average (will likely not finish all miles each day)

 

PLEASE NOTE"Average" means over the course of a 60-80 mile day, the actual pedaling speed that your computer will read at the end of your ride. This means you will at times, be riding at 2-4 M.P.H. above your actual "average" for the day.  These averages will change on international tours.

key west

5 Day - Key West Bike Ride

Registration Closed

For late registration considerations, email JHanneken@EndsCycling.com

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