Grab your passports! Ends of the Earth Cycling is excited to present our first-ever Short-Term Project in the beautiful country of Belize! We are inviting cyclists & Support Staff to join this 6-day Short-Term Project impacting the young men of Freedom House Ministry. In cooperation with Belize Base Camp and Swift Run Church (New Oxford, PA), the goal of this project is to cycle 200-miles on behalf of the ministry of Freedom House, praying and serving alongside of them. February is the perfect time to visit Belize as the temperatures are in the low to mid-80's. (USA Registrants can disregard sending in the two additional
Belmopan to Placencia, Belize
photos for their visas. When you complete the application and are asked to pay your $60 application fee, this cost goes towards your total cost for the Short-term project.) Flying into Belize City Airport on Monday, February 18th - you'll soon be transported to Belmopan (Central Belize) and arrive at Belize Base Camp - our starting & ending lodging.
Private bathrooms and lodging - along with Miss Mona's wonderful hospitality - will make you feel right at home as you put your bike together, or prepare to serve the cyclists on the 200-mile journey. Tuesday morning, we'll meet our brothers from Freedom House for morning devotions and a send-off as we pedal 53 miles down to Dangriga. Rolling hills and twists and turns will take you from village to village and city to city as we head due-east to the coast. Beautiful views await you in Dangriga - where we will have a time of worship and fellowship in the evening. Lodging will likely be at a host church. Wednesday, we have another lovely ride to Placencia - a tropical paradise that we are affectionately renaming, "The Southernmost Point." It isn't actually the southernmost point of Belize, but it feels like it, as the 2nd-half of the day you are riding onto an island with water and incredible sights on both sides. We are looking forward to a wonderful time of worship on Wednesday night. Thursday is a rest & recovery day in Placencia with the option of snorkeling, sight-seeing, etc. We'll have devotions and a time of worship in the evening as well. Friday is our big Century-option Day - traversing all of the miles we have ridden so far, except in reverse. We'll seek to ride 100+ miles from Placencia, back to Dangriga and all the way to Belmopan. Stopping for devotions and lunch along the way, the physical challenge of this day will be no small feat. We are trusting God for His protection and glory to be seen, all the while making memories along the way as we serve Him. On this tour, you'll have the opportunity to make new friends, cycle through God's beautiful creation, and change the world for the young men of Freedom House in Belize!
Monday - (2/18) - Fly down (Recommend Southwest Air flight #629 out of FLL arriving in Belize City at 12:25pm - other arrivals in the early-afternoon are acceptable as well - preferably nothing after 4pm). Drive to Belize Base Camp (Late-Lunch stop at Cheers)
Tuesday - (2/19) - Cycling ride from Belmopan to Dangriga (53mi) Worship in evening.
wednesday - (2/20) - Cycling ride Dangriga to Placencia (Ends of the Earth) (51mi) Worship in evening.
Thursday - (2/21) - recovery day (snorkeling (at your own expense)), service at a local church
Friday - Placencia to Belmopan - Century Option (100 miles)
Saturday - testimonies at Freedom House, fly home
For The Youth Of:
The Reason We Ride...
We will #PrayPedalRepeat, raising funds (this is already included in your registration cost) and awareness for the help bring healing and hope to ex-felons and those who suffer from substance abuse. Freedom House facilitates re-entry into society and we can ride our bicycles 200 miles to encourage this cause!
What do I get when I Register?
February 18-23, 2019
(Registration Closes 12/01/18)
U.S.A. participant COST:
Cyclists & Support Staff - $750
(Cost does not include your airfare + bike flight cost or passport)
belize participant COST:
Cyclists & Support Staff - $150
(Cost does not include your transport to and from starting line. You must provide your own bike as well.)
Only 6 days worth of AWESOMENESS!
Well, and a few other things that are listed here.
A place to stay every night of the event
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner every day
Snacks throughout the event
Laundry services every evening (for cycling clothing only)
Official Ends Cycling Dri-Fit T-Shirt
Swag Bag (with several surprises)
A support vehicle (S.A.G.) dedicated to your group loaded with water, air pumps, tubes, snacks, etc.)
Full-time Event Photographer and/or Videographer (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)
Airport transportation in Belize (to and from)
FUN & Surprises (Nightly give-a-ways, contests, etc)
Cycling training in orientation
Experienced Group Leaders
And More! See the Riders Handbook for more details.
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
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.