Calling all ladies! This Florida Keys only tour is for you! Ends Cycling is inviting female Cyclists & male or female Support Staff to our first-ever Sisterhood Bike Ride 2022! Come experience the sunny Keys with us. It's a sight to behold! God's beauty is on display as we traverse 100-miles together, down Route 1 South, from Key Largo to Key West. The route is almost all flat, with the exception of a few bridges, including the iconic 7 Mile Bridge. Experience special treats like Key Lime Pie and fun activities like feeding the tarpon at Robbie's Marina. We couldn't possibly invite you on this tour without mentioning the amazing hospitality of our host-churches! We look forward to worship service each night together. On this tour, you'll have the opportunity to have amazing fellowship with
Key Largo to Key West, FL
like-minded ladies, cycle through God's beautiful creation, and change the world for youth in Tanzania!
Friday, Feb. 25th - Pre-Field Orientation - 1:30-6:30pm at First Baptist Church of Key Largo
Saturday, Feb. 26th - Day 1 of cycling - 17 miles to Islamorada, FL - possible service project day
Sunday, Feb. 27th - Day 2 of cycling - 33 miles to Marathon, FL
Monday, Feb. 28th - Day 3 of cycling - 51 miles to Key West, FL
Tuesday morning, Mar. 1st - we'll provide transportation back to Key Largo, Miami or Ft. Myers departing Key West at 6am or 8am.
For The Youth Of:
The Reason We Ride...
On this tour, you will be riding for the youth in Tanzania. Our beneficiary ministry there is called Mavuno Village. Here is a word from them:
Mavuno Village’s founding director grew up in Tanzania himself and says he can remember a time “when there was no such thing as an orphan in Tanzania” because of
the strong family and community structure. Over the last 30 years, this natural network of care began to break down due to factors such as HIV AIDS, increase in travel, changes in cultural values, and broken relationships. In a country of 58 million people, the median age is 18, and many of Tanzania’s children and youth continue to fall through the cracks that have formed.
Mavuno Village was founded in 2004 to respond to Tanzania’s orphan crisis through family ministry. Homes were built, and Tanzanian moms and dads are placed in the homes as caregivers. The vision of Mavuno Village is seeing our children become godly, self-sufficient Tanzanians, and our mission is to encourage and enable that process through these families.
We seek to provide our young men and women with the skills and resources they need to thrive and serve as leaders in their future families and communities through avenues like agricultural development, quality education, counseling and discipleship. We are currently developing our agricultural program to get our youth more involved and to make it a profitable venture for the organization. We are also seeking to ensure that when our students graduate secondary school, they have opportunities to make peace with their past stories, to study the Bible and get involved in outreach, and to pursue educational opportunities that fit their skills and interests.
Our hope is that the prayers and funds raised through the Sisterhood Bike Ride 2022 can help us improve our agricultural program as well as provide scholarships, books and other materials for discipleship training, counseling, and college preparation. We are grateful to partner with you, through Ends Cycling as you #PrayPedalRepeat on behalf of the young people at Mavuno Village in Tanzania!
Mavuno Village Ministries
What do I get when I Register?
Pre-Field Orientation - February 25 at 1:30p - 7p*
February 26 - 28, 2022
Optional - Feb 29 - drive you back to Key Largo / Fort Myers
First Baptist Church of Key Largo
99001 Overseas Hwy
Key Largo, FL 33037
Cyclists - $299
w/ $1000 Fundraising Pledge **
Support Staff - $199
(Fundraising encouraged but
Children 12 & Under - FREE ***
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 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.
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.