Apply To Ride

Everything You Need To know

Think you’re ready to embark on the Bike & Build journey? Rider applications for 2019 will be available in October!

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 are currently closed for the 2018 season. Early registration for 2019 is from October 1st through October 21st. Please apply during this time frame so we can do our best to get you on your preferred trip.

We accept any rider between the ages of 18 through 26 at the start of the summer. In 2018, you’re eligible to ride if you were born between May 1, 1992 to May 1, 2000.

Application Checklist


Your personal bio and photo

$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

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.

Leader applications for 2018 are currently closed. Please check back October 1st for the 2019 leader application.

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. Accordingly, we’ll take applicants born between May 1, 1988 to May 1, 2000.

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!

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