Christopher H. Webber was a Trip Leader for Bike & Build’s 2005 Northern U.S. route and soon became the organization’s first Program Director. Chris was integral to Bike & Build’s growth and strengthened its programming through his combined passion for adventure and charitable efforts. Chris was 25 when he died of injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident in New York City in March of 2007.
To this day, Chris’s attitude, spirit, and energy inspires an annual fellowship to honor his dedication to Bike & Build. The award, a grant up to $20,000, funds affordable housing projects led by members of the Bike & Build family that encourage alumni to remain involved in the cause. The fellowship is supported through contributions (donate here) and through Bike & Build’s annual Chris Webber Memorial Ride.
The CWM application process is currently being updated, so the committee is not accepting new applications at this time. Please check back soon for updates and the new process!
Applicants are encouraged to take a look at some of our previously funded projects, and are always free to e-mail the committee with questions.
Funds raised through the CWM program may also be used to finance the CWM-Bike & Build Scholarship. Learn more about that scholarship here.