Sitting on a bike seat for 8 hours straight, two days in a row doesn’t sound fun to you? That’s OK, you can still be part of the ride! Register as a Virtual Rider and become an integral part in helping us fight poverty! Pledge to ride 207 miles – on a spin bike, with your family around the neighborhood… or none at all! Whatever works for you to raise those hard-earned donations to put families in homes.
Don’t want to spend 8 hours a day for two days straight on a bike seat, but you still want to help fight poverty? Sign up as a Virtual Rider!
Want to keep track of ALL those miles that you are riding to help fight poverty, but don’t want to have to count them on your fingers and toes? The Mile Calculator along with all the tiny robots in your computer will do the work for you! Now you can plot with on your Challenge Tracker to share with your donors!
We use locally available materials, so houses look different in each community. Some communities are prone to earthquakes and landslides, while others experience severe heat and wind. We rely on the local communities to construct houses that make sense in their specific areas.
Because poverty affects all aspects of people’s lives. Any isolated attempt to fight poverty – even something as crucial as providing safe, secure housing – would be like putting a band-aid on a broken arm. Our model catalyzes long-term development by inviting community members to be active participants, not passive recipients.
This is possible because of the 1FUND. Funded separately by a committed group of individuals, churches, foundations, companies, and through trip fees, the 1FUND covers U.S. operating costs. This support paves the way for us to expand our work while remaining committed to our 100% model.
We're a community development organization giving people in poverty the opportunity to earn a house by serving their community. Community members are active participants in development not passive recipients.
Typically there is no fundraising minimum. However, for some events we do set fundraising minimums. Our Bikes Fight Poverty is one such event.
Bikes Fight Poverty, or BFP, is an annual 1MISSION fundraising event. Over 100 riders participate each year, raising funds for housing projects, and riding from Phoenix to Puerto Peñasco, Mexico in two days. The ride was formerly known as the 207 Ride because the length of the ride is 207 miles.
Yes, there is a fundraising minimum. The minimum for the Virtual Ride is $150 and the minimum for the Mexico Ride is $500.
For Puerto Peñasco trips people typically stay at our basecamp. The basecamp is like an RV park. It has full service RV spots, bunkhouses and tent camping. There are bathrooms, showers and a kitchen and dining room.
A typical house costs between $6,000 and $9,500. This range accounts for the fact that each community is different, with each requiring its own design and building process.
Virtual Riders are individuals or families who choose to participate in 1MISSION’s Bikes Fight Poverty Event by pledging miles to be ridden (but don’t worry, we aren’t going to keep tabs on you)! Most importantly, you are fundraising to put families in homes.
Virtual Riders that have access to a road bike are encouraged to join in with the Route Riders on their weekly training rides.
For the virtual ride there is no age limit. Everyone is welcome to participate. For the ride to Mexico riders under 18 years of age must have an adult rider accompany them. Both must register for the ride.
A great place to start is right here at 1MISSION.org. If you are still looking for more, we encourage you to check out our social media channels or contact us at any time.
1 N. 1 st Street, 6 th Floor Phoenix, AZ 85004. Feel free to send us a friendly card or stop in and say hi!
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