In 2018 & 2019, Ends of the Earth Cycling® had the privilege of coming alongside RAGBRAI® in Iowa - hosting nights of praise & worship along the way. Upon hearing of the announcement of a new ride in Iowa, Iowa's Ride, we got in touch with the organizers and they welcomed Ends Cycling with open arms. If you are reading this, you are invited to join Ends Cycling on the first-Iowa's Ride - July 12-18, 2020. Not only do you register with Ends Cycling (on this web page - link above), but you also have to register with Iowa's Ride and when asked your team name, simply put: Ends of the Earth Cycling.
Unlike our normal Ends Cycling tours, joining Iowa's Ride will afford us the opportunity to interact with thousands of other people. We will be working closely with local churches to offer exciting, family-friendly worship experiences each evening of the tour - in addition to pedaling upwards of 450 miles in 7 days. This will not be your typical Ends Cycling Tour as we will not be staying in Groups, but rather employing a Buddy-System for each day's ride. Our plan is to sleep overnight in host churches, but you can surely consider tent camping as a second option. Police presence is very helpful providing safety to participants.. Join Ends Cycling as we traverse the great state of Iowa from East to West!
Everything at Iowa's Ride is a la carte. From food to showers to their merch, you buy only what you want to have. All of the research we have done shows that most charter services which support participants by carrying your luggage from town to town, set-up your tent and showers, etc. start at $600/per person. Unlike other Ends Cycling tours, you are on your own for all meals. (you should budget $20 - $30 a day for food) Check out what your Ends Cycling fee will cover below. We recommend Quad City International Airport (MLI) to fly into a day or two before the ride starts (and even help get you from said airport).
Sunday, 7/12 Dubuque to Monticello (48 Miles/2,174 FOC)
Monday, 7/13 Monticello to Vinton (50 Miles/1,698 FOC)
Tuesday, 7/14 Vinton to Eldora (68 Miles/1,798 FOC)
Wednesday, 7/15 Eldora to Clarion (64 Miles/1,471 FOC)
Thursday, 7/16 Clarion to Emmetsburg (75 Miles/999 FOC)
Friday, 7/17 Emmetsburg to Sheldon (78 Miles/1,730 FOC)
Saturday, 7/18 Sheldon to Rock Rapids (33 Miles/779 FOC)
For The Youth Of:
The Reason We Ride...
On this tour, you will be riding for the youth in Cambodia. Our beneficiary ministry there is called Legacy of Hope International (LOHI). Here is a word from them:
Cambodia is a beautiful country but still recovering from the devastation of genocide. In the 1970’s, nearly a quarter of Cambodia’s population died under the Khmer Rouge. At
one point they sought to kill off the educated but in many places that were once dark places around Cambodia, hope is springing up.
One such place of transformed hope is at Legacy of Hope International (LOHI). LOHI was founded in 2005 and their school hub is located in the city of Battambang. That property, acquired in 2005, was formerly used as a brothel but has been bought and redeemed into a place of transformation. The school provides education at a low-cost because they believe everyone should be offered the opportunity to learn. There is also a dorm that houses 35 youth, many who are at-risk of being trafficked. Those youth are provided a quality education, food, a family, and a safe place where they can learn about the love of Christ. LOHI also expands beyond the city with the goal of seeing more lives in Cambodia transformed by the gospel. LOHI does this by providing literacy centers in villages and theological training for rural church leaders.
Our goal is to use the prayers and funds raised through your partnership efforts to build more schools, train more leaders, and see more lives transformed by the gospel. The needs are great, and the possibilities are limitless. Please join Ends of the Earth Cycling and #PrayPedal Repeat to provide education for the youth of Cambodia.
Legacy Of Hope International
What do I get when I Register?
Pre-Field Orientation - July 11 at 1:30p*
July 12-18, 2020
Optional - July 19th- drive back to Iowa's Ride starting line
$375 (paid to Ends Cycling / New International)
Plus $150 for Iowa's Ride entry
(paid to Iowa's Ride)
w/ $1000 Fundraising Pledge **
$200 (paid to Ends Cycling / New International)
Plus $30 for
Iowa's Ride entry
(paid to Iowa's Ride)
(Fundraising encouraged but
Only 7 days worth of AWESOMENESS!
Well, and a few other things that are listed here.
A place to stay every night of the event (we are aiming to set up host churches, but tent camping is our back up option)
Gu Energy Gel throughout the event
Full Custom Ends Cycling Kit! (by Primal – no jersey kit for support staff)
Ends Cycling Shorts (with chamois)
Ends Cycling T-Shirt
Swag Bag (with several surprises)
Your gear transported from city to city in support vehicles
Corporate worship every night
Custom Thank You cards to send to all of your supporters
Water bottle (for cyclists only)
Transportation - from finish line (Eastern Iowa) to starting line (Western Iowa)
Airport transportation (where applicable)
FUN & Surprises
Finish Line Pizza Party
Please see the Iowa's Ride website for more details.
*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.
**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.