1MISSION’s Bikes Fight Poverty is a series of fundraising events that offer unique experiences for people of all ages. Whether you’re an avid cyclist looking for a challenge, or you just want added incentive to hop on the bike, we’ve got a ride for you.
We do this for one reason: to give families in poverty access to safe, secure housing.
Let’s do this!
This year Bikes Fight Poverty will be local! We’re bringing back the 100-mile ride while adding a shorter family-friendly ride as well.
Launching from Buckeye, Arizona, the 100-mile route will take us down the scenic Old Highway 80 south to Gila Bend, where we’ll have lunch before heading back.
It will be the most fun—and most meaningful—day you ever spend on a bike.
We’ll launch from Buckeye, Arizona, on Saturday morning, March 2, 2024. We will ride west to Old Highway 80 where we’ll take the scenic route through farmland to Gila Bend, crossing the Historic Gillespie Dam Bridge on the way. After a lunch stop at the aid station in Gila Bend, we’ll make our way back to Buckeye where friends and family will be waiting to cheer us across the finish line and celebrate with food trucks, bounce houses, and more!
Each rider will be free to move at a pace that is comfortable for them. We encourage riding with teams in pace groups. 1MISSION will provide Supply and Gear (SAG) vehicles, roaming medics, and aid stations along the route to provide maximum safety during the ride.
Bikes Fight Poverty is a fundraising event. We ride to give families in poverty access to safe, secure housing. Registration fees help to cover the event expenses, while your personal fundraising campaign (more on that below) will help put more families in houses of their own.
Each rider is responsible for a $500 fundraising minimum. After registering, you will receive everything you need to start fundraising. Donations from your family and friends will help families in poverty gain access to safe, secure housing.
If you raise $1,000 before January 2, you'll receive the official 2024 jersey for free!
Does the idea of fundraising sound scary? Don’t worry, we’re pros at this. We’ve got your back. Our fundraising coach will provide helpful tips and tools to help you meet (and exceed!) your goal before the fundraising deadline.
Legends are Bikes Fight Poverty’s VIPs. These riders think big. They make a lot of noise. And they back it up with action. By committing to raise at least $9,000, each Legend covers the cost to build an entire house for a family in poverty. Now that’s legendary! As our way of saying thanks, Legends get exclusive swag and other legend-worthy perks.
Want to help make Bikes Fight Poverty the best-supported, safest, and most fun ride it can be? Check out some of our amazing volunteer opportunities! If you're interested, sign up through the link below. And why not recruit some friends to join you?