TOUR COMPLETE - Ends Cycling is inviting Cyclists & Support Staff to our 10th-annual Key West Bike Ride! Come experience sunny, South Florida with us. It's 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 Romania!
SPACE IS LIMITED - There is the possibility of a first-come-first-serve waiting list if the tour begins to get full. As always, your registration will not be complete until payment has been received.
Thursday morning, we'll give you a ride back to Homestead or Ft. Myers at 6am or 8am.
Fort Myers to Key West, FL
For The Youth Of:
The Reason We Ride...
On this tour, you will be riding for the youth in Romania. Our beneficiary ministry there is called Missio International. Here is a word from them:
Even though the Romanian Revolution was in December 1989, the effects of Communism can still be seen today in the rural areas of Romania. With these socio-
economic conditions, Romania is second in the top countries-of-origin (the country where a trafficked person came from before being trafficked) for victims of human trafficking in the EU, with our service area being the highest in Romania.
Those who live in rural or marginalized areas and those with little-to-no education are the most susceptible to fall into the hands of traffickers. Our Children-At-Risk programs currently serve over 750 marginalized children annually, meeting the spiritual and material needs of the neediest of all - the at risk children and youth.
Through our programs and services we want to be the hands and feet of Jesus to end the cycle of child abuse, exploitation, illiteracy, and poverty, in order for them to have a better life and a brighter future.
By joining Ends Cycling on this tour, you will be raising prayers, awareness and funds to combat the injustices happening in Romania and spread the word about our need for short-term teams. We are thankful that through joining this Ends Cycling tour, you are partnering with us to provide continuous prayers and support for these precious at-risk children in Jesus Name.
Missio International Ministries
What do I get when I Register?
Pre-Field Orientation - March 19 at 1:30p - 7p*
March 20 - 24, 2021
Optional - March 25 - drive you back to Fort Myers
Christ Community Church
4050 Colonial Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL
Cyclists - $349
w/ $1000 Fundraising Pledge **
Children 12 & Under - FREE ***
Support Staff - $225
(Fundraising encouraged but
Only 5 days worth of AWESOMENESS!
Well, and a few other things that are listed here.
A place to stay every night of the event (hotels are an optional cost to you)
Breakfast & Lunch every day
Snacks throughout the event (energy gels, granola bars, fruit, etc.)
Ends Cycling Jersey (by Primal – no jersey for support staff)
Laundry services every evening (for cycling clothing only)
Official Tour T-Shirt (Cyclists & Support Staff)
A support vehicle (S.A.G.) dedicated to your group loaded with
water, air pumps, tubes, snacks, etc.)
Full-time Event Photographer when possible (you get free
access to the pics after the event!)
Corporate worship every night.
Custom Thank You cards to send to all of your supporters.
Water bottle (for cyclists only)
Transportation back to starting line
Airport transportation (where applicable)
Cycling training in orientation
Experienced Group Leaders
And More! See the Riders Handbook for more details.
Early Bird Discount
$50 OFF Cyclist Cost
Good through Jan 1, 2021
*Participants are strongly encouraged to be at the starting location at 1:30pm - 7p, 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.
**Fundraising Goal: $1000 (Minimum $500). Participants will not be eligible to ride if the minimum funds are not raised by event start date. If you have not raised the minimum by the start date, you will be expected to pay the balance the day the ride begins.
Thank you for your understanding.
***We love for families to get involved together! The parent is expected to be present during the whole week. It is recommended that children under age 15 participate in a Support Staff role. Children 12 and under are FREE (unless otherwise noted - example: a Super Family Friendly type tour with kid activities, events, that would have an additional cost, etc.).
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. The reason that we ride in groups is for your safety. We would love for you to grow deep relationships with people in your group.
Break Away - 18+ mph average
Paceline - 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.