JOIN THE B4B FAMILY
We’re riding July 8-15, 2018
At Biking for Babies, we recognize that we each have gifts and talents to share as the body of Christ. We invite our participants and volunteers to share those gifts with others by providing specific opportunities within the pro-life movement.
Primarily, these opportunities center around our national, cross-country bike ride. Riders tirelessly give their physical gifts to share in solidarity with suffering mothers and families who need our support. Support crew ensures riders remain safe on the roads, keep up team morale, and share our mission through conversations along the ride.
Physically, cyclists will ride an average of 120 miles per day at 15-20 mph. They ride in groups of 6 and need to be familiar with good cycling habits and practices (i.e. safely eating while riding, changing flats, drafting, comfortably navigating traffic and narrow roads).
Spiritually, riders are asked to share their personal testimony of why they are pro-life, why they chose to participate in the ride, and the needs of their represented pregnancy center on one evening of the ride. They may be called to lead group prayers while riding or other prayers at mealtime or beginning/ending of each day.
Financially, riders are called to raise at least $2,000 in support of pregnancy resource centers with the guidance of the Biking for Babies leadership team. A riders fee of $150.00 is due at the time of the ride — this funds their route and includes meals, fuel, and miscellaneous gear (like tire tubes). Additional jersey fees may apply; information about that will be given upon acceptance.
Physically, support crew must be able to drive and/or ride in a car for up to 8 hours/day. They must be capable to provide food, water, laundry, and other necessities for riders. They are often called to endure mild sleep deprivation, long hours in a car, and hot weather conditions. Being generally handy (to help repair flat tires), CPR/First Aid certified, and capable of navigating roads with Google or Apple Maps is a major bonus.
Spiritually, support crew are asked to share their personal testimony of why they are pro-life, why they chose to participate in the ride, and the needs of their represented pregnancy center on one evening of the ride. They may be called to lead group prayers while riding or other prayers at mealtime or beginning/ending of each day.
Financially, support crew fundraise $1,500 for pregnancy resource centers with the guidance of the Biking for Babies leadership team. Support crew members contribute a “riding fee” of $125 to help fund their route (lodging, meals, fuel, miscellaneous gear and snacks).
We’re looking for off-road support in the following areas:
- local event coordinators
- organization of local rides
- yearlong prayer
- any other talents that you want to offer!
“One moment I distinctly recall was pedaling as fast as my legs would turn over down a steep hill. With my face embracing the wind, my heart racing, and my uncontainable smile kissing the air, all I could think was: this. is. living. This is a gift beyond comprehension. This is worth fighting for despite any cost. This is why we ride.”- Clare, second year rider from Ave Maria University