In addition to our 5-day/300 mile Key West Bike Ride, we are pleased to offer a 3-day, 140 miles, FL-Keys-Only portion of our 12th annual Key West Bike Ride (Monday to Wednesday)! Participants are encouraged to meet us in Homestead, FL at our host church (on Sunday afternoon/evening) for an abbreviated version of our Pre-Field Orientation. This will also be a great time of community and integration with the cyclists who have already
Homestead to Key West, FL
been riding for 2 days from Fort Myers will be arriving. On Monday morning, your 3-day ride begins with a 52-mile ride from Homestead to Islamorada, via the bypass. Beautiful and scenic views are revealed half-way thru the day. Key Lime Pie awaits your arrival into the FL Keys on Monday afternoon. Tuesday morning, your 2nd day of cycling takes you just 33-miles (did someone say - recovery day?) on Route 1 South from Key Largo to Marathon. That day you'll enjoy tarpon-feeding at Robbie's of Islmorada and a few other treats. Arriving in Marathon, you will meet an amazing pastor and congregation there who is always excited to host us for worship. The views at dinner are almost as incredible as the food and company. Wednesday will be your 3rd and final day of cycling - 50 miles from Marathon to the Southernmost Point of Key West. By this point, you'll have truly bonded and made lifetime memories with your team. Make sure you snap a picture at Mile Marker Zero before going to see the beautiful sunset that God paints at Mallory Square.
SPACE IS LIMITED - The total participants between the 3-day and 5-day KWBR rides are limited to 40 cyclists and 15 Support Staff. 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. 3-day participants have the same fundraising goal as 5-day participants. We also cannot offer any early-bird discount to cyclists on the 3-day tour.
For The Youth Of:
The Reason We Ride...
On this tour, you will be riding for the youth in Egypt. Our beneficiary ministry there is called Evangelical Youth Fellowship. Here is a word from them:
Egypt is the largest country in the Middle East with a population of 102 million. Youth (18
– 29 years old) make up 21% of the total population compared to the United States which has less than 13%. It is a country bursting with young people. The vast majority of Egyptians are Muslim (86%) and there is less than 5% of the population who is evangelical. While there is technically freedom of religion, Christians face discrimination and violence against churches is not uncommon.
Egypt is a very conservative society, which is dominated by the culture of honor and shame. In spite of that fact, pornography & sex outside marriage are wide spread among youth. Egypt was ranked on search engines as number 2 in searching on “sex & pornography sites” and addiction is problematic.
Our ministry aims at raising up a youth generation who commits their lives to the Lord and is willing to live a holy life and serve others. We do this through evangelistic campaigns, spiritual guidance and psychological support. We offer meetings, conferences and discipleship groups for youth to encourage and equip them to be future leaders. We also offer financial support for poor university students. Although studying in many universities is tuition-free, other expenses such as housing, food, and buying books are still beyond their financial capabilities. During their study, we offer ministry training that includes counseling & pastoral care to help them to overcome a lifestyle of guilt and shame, so they can live a holy victorious life, overcoming their temptations and addictions.
Our dream is to continue to train more youth workers to be equipped and qualified leaders in youth ministry, specifically in the area of helping young people to be free from the captivity of pornography. We want to raise a new, pure and holy youth generation who is willing and capable of serving the Lord and other youth
Our hope is to use the prayers and funds raised from this tour to help us to raise up youth leaders and help them live a pure purpose driven life. We feel their problems are similar worldwide, and you can empathize with them as the USA suffers from similar struggles. Will you help us do this and #PrayPedalRepeat for the youth of Egypt?
Evangelical Youth Fellowship
What do I get when I Register?
Pre-Field Orientation - March 21 at 3:30p *
March 22-24, 2021
Optional - March 26 - drive you back to Homestead or Fort Myers, FL.
Christ's Corner Church
17700 SW 280th St.
Homestead, FL 33031
Cyclists - $210
w/ $1000 Fundraising Pledge **
Children 12 & under - FREE ***
Support Staff - $150
(Fundraising encouraged but
Only 3 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. (These will be mailed to you shortly after the ride is completed)
Water bottle (for cyclists only)
Transportation back to starting line
Airport transportation (at designated shuttle times)
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 3:30pm - 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.
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
The Breakaway group likes to ride fast and push the pace. They will often be riding in a tight paceline together and taking short turns at the front in order to maximize everyone’s effort. If you regularly ride 30 miles or more with few to no stops and at a quick pace, this is probably the place for you. This group can expect a century (100 mile day) option on each EC tour (where applicable).
Paceline - 16-17 mph average
The Paceline group rides together using the draft to benefit each other. They are riders that might not be “fast” but are steady and consistent. If you have group riding experience, consider yourself a mid-paced rider, and are willing to learn new skills, this is probably the group for you. This group can expect a century (100 mile day) option on each EC tour (where applicable).
Journey Lovers - 14-15 mph average
The Journey Lovers group likes to take breaks for pictures and will probably stop about every 30 minutes. They still ride together, but probably not in a consistently organized paceline. If the century option is not a high priority for you, you prefer a conversational pace, and usually make regular stops while riding, this is probably the group for you. This group may have the opportunity to complete a century(100 mile day) on an EC tour (where applicable).
SEE Train - 13-14 mph average
This group likes to take it slow and easy, with stops around every 20 minutes. They ride together, but not in a paceline and with plenty of room for everyone to feel comfortable. If you have little experience riding in a group, are okay with not riding all the miles on longer days, and generally take lots of breaks when you ride, this is probably the group for you. This group should not expect to have the opportunity to complete a century (100 mile day) on an EC tour.
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.