The term “Wagon Wheel” isn’t just a song by Bob Dylan, but it is a term Ends Cycling uses to describe a special type of cycling tour we have to offer! If you think of a bicycle wheel, it has spokes and it has a hub. Our “hub” refers to the beginning and the end point of our ride each day. In this instance, our hub is a place to rest, shower, eat, break bread and worship in the same location. Did we mention our Wagon Wheel ride is in INDIANA in Fall 2020?!
Indiana during the Fall is one of the best places to be. Harvest has either started or just around the corner. The smell of leaves burning, the taste of pumpkin spice and the crisp air of Autumn leaves you coming back for more.
Youth around the world look for a sense of community, on this ride we are turning our attention toward youth in Bolivia. Unfortunately these days most “community” is found online. Like a lot of us, a sense of belonging etches deep in our lives and soul, what about finding community with us on this ride? Ends Cycling’s love for community and reaching the lives of global youth start with an experience like our Indiana Bike Ride 2020. Come experience community and a sense of belonging this Fall.
If you plan on flying, we recommend that you fly into Indianapolis International Airport (IND). We can arrange airport transportation (where applicable) from the airport to the starting location.
Got questions? Visit our FAQ page or Email our #INBR2020 Ride Director, Matt Miller @
For The Youth Of:
The Reason We Ride...
On this tour, you will be riding for the youth in Bolivia. Our beneficiary ministry there is called Young Life Bolivia. Here is a word from them:
Bolivia is in the heart of South America with a population of 11 million people, where more than 50% of its population are under the age 29, making it the youngest country in South America.
Suicide is the second most common cause of death in Bolivia in ages between 5 to 29 years. Teenagers are threatened daily with abandonment, poverty, drugs and alcohol are cheap and simple to acquire, promiscuity, bullying, pornography and abuse. Close to 2 adolescents per day make the decision to end their life.
Three years ago we started Young Life in one city, preparing leaders to go where teenagers are; their schools, neighborhoods, parks and wherever they hang out, gaining their trust and friendship, until they get the chance to share the gospel and introduce Jesus to them.
Other strategies include Clubs: a place where teenagers play, dance, laugh, have a crazy fun time, feel loved, are accepted for who they are and also learn something about Jesus; Camps: 4 days filled with love and fun and where most teenagers accept Jesus into their lives. It doesn’t stop there, these leaders will walk and disciple these teenagers so that one day they can do the same.
We want to reach out to all the teenagers we can in our city and expand to our whole country, opening many Clubs in each city and organizing as many Camps as possible. But to do that we need to develop more leaders to reach out to these kids, which means more funds and material for training's, Clubs and Camps.
Our hope is that the prayers and funds your raise from this tour will help us meet our goals and train more Young Life Leaders to continue growing throughout Bolivia and spreading God’s word and gospel.
What do I get when I Register?
Pre-Field Orientation -Sept. 25 at 1:30p - 7p*
September 26 - 30, 2020
Clear Creek Christian Church
530 W Church Ln,
Bloomington, IN 47403
Cyclists - $399
w/ $1000 Fundraising Pledge **
Children 12 & Under - FREE ***
Support Staff - $250
(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.
*Participants are strongly encouraged to be at the starting location at 1:30 pm - 7pm, 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, go 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.
Paceline - 16+ mph average
Journey Lovers Plus - 14-15 mph average
Journey Lovers - 12-13 mph average
SEE Train - 10-11 mph average
D Group - >9mph 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.