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Everything You Need To know

Think you’re ready to embark on the Bike & Build journey?

Bike & Build is by far the most challenging, rewarding, unbelievable experience I've ever had. I can't imagine my life now without having done it.

Ashton GreerCUS'14

Be A Rider

Applications for our 2020 trips are open! Our early application period ends October 1st. After that, the application fee goes up to $200.

We accept any rider between the ages of 18 through 26 at the start of the summer.

Application Checklist


Complete online registration

$150 Application Fee

Your commitment to the trip requirements, Agreement & Waiver

Personal Pledge & Photo Release

Rider Essays on this trip, your expectations and the affordable housing cause

Medical History (plus you will eventually need to provide Health Insurance verification and a Medical Examination)

If you’ve already read through our pre-ride requirements, know which route you want to tackle, and think you’re ready to get the wheel spinning, click below to apply!

Be A Leader

Applications to lead one of our 2020 trips are open and due by October 1st!

Bike & Build Trip Leaders are the glue that holds teams together. The role is extremely rewarding but demanding. We rely on exceptional young adults with strong peer leadership qualities for these positions.

If you are also interested and eligible to be a rider, you can apply for the rider lottery. Applying to be a leader in no way affects your odds in the rider lottery. If you are not selected as a leader, whatever slot you earn in the lottery is reserved.

Bike & Build accepts leader applications from individuals ages of 18 through 29.

First, read the job description for the position. Make sure you know what to expect, and then decide on your route. After you done those things, you may proceed!

We embrace and encourage our employees’, riders’, and board members’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, veteran status, and other characteristics such as personality and personal interests that make our employees, teams, and organization unique.

Want to see where we spend our summers?

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Have additional questions before applying?

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