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Routes

Where We Ride

The Bike & Build routes offer riders a wide variety of options. From regionalized routes to cross-country excursions, every rider will get the chance to experience some of the finest views in the nation.

Central U.S.

May 29 – Aug 14, 2023

Not too North, not too South, not too early, not too late. Central United States (CUS) is the Goldilocks of our route list. Shortly after the first build in Yorktown, VA, riders tackle the infamous and enchanting Blue Ridge Mountains. As riders pedal through the ever-stretching Heartland, they’ll follow the decades-old path of cross-country cyclists tracing segments of the TransAmerica Trail.

The Midwest eventually gives way to the charms of the Rockies including the Tetons and Yellowstone National Park. Riders then experience some of the best-kept secrets of the West in locales like Jackson, WY and Missoula, MT. After the last build day in Eugene, Oregon, CUS ends at the Pacific Ocean in Florence, OR.

The Route

Dates

5/29/2023 Yorktown VA zero
5/30/2023 Yorktown VA 22
5/31/2023 Richmond (Wheel Dip!) VA 68
6/1/2023 Richmond VA 0
6/2/2023 Mineral VA 50
6/3/2023 Charlottesville VA 54
6/4/2023 Charlottesville VA 0
6/5/2023 Lexington VA 84
6/6/2023 Roanoke VA 53
6/7/2023 Roanoke VA 0
6/8/2023 Pulaski VA 63
6/9/2023 Sugar Grove VA 59
6/10/2023 Honaker VA 64
6/11/2023 Elkhorn City KY 56
6/12/2023 Hazard KY 73
6/13/2023 Hazard KY 0
6/14/2023 McKee KY 75
6/15/2023 Berea KY 23
6/16/2023 Berea KY 0
6/17/2023 Springfield KY 77
6/18/2023 Leitchfield KY 88
6/19/2023 Owensboro KY 101
6/20/2023 Harrisburg IL 65
6/21/2023 Harrisburg IL 0
6/22/2023 Carbondale IL 31
6/23/2023 Farmington MO 93
6/24/2023 Farmington MO 0
6/25/2023 Eminence MO 87
6/26/2023 Hartville MO 80
6/27/2023 Walnut Grove MO 66
6/28/2023 Pittsburg KS 77
6/29/2023 Pittsburg KS 0
6/30/2023 Chanute KS 59
7/1/2023 Rosalia KS 76
7/2/2023 Newton KS 56
7/3/2023 St. John KS 105
7/4/2023 Dodge City KS 77
7/5/2023 Dodge City KS 0
7/6/2023 Garden City KS 55
7/7/2023 Lamar CO 105
7/8/2023 Rocky Ford CO 66
7/9/2023 Pueblo CO 61
7/10/2023 Pueblo CO 0
7/11/2023 Guffey CO 72
7/12/2023 Fairplay CO 75
7/13/2023 Fairplay CO 0
7/14/2023 Kremmling CO 78
7/15/2023 Walden CO 78
7/16/2023 Saratoga WY 68
7/17/2023 Saratoga WY 0
7/18/2023 Rawlins WY 44
7/19/2023 Jeffrey City WY 68
7/20/2023 Lander WY 61
7/21/2023 Dubois WY 77
7/22/2023 Jackson WY 86
7/23/2023 Jackson WY 0
7/24/2023 Ashton ID 71
7/25/2023 West Yellowstone ID 57
7/26/2023 West Yellowstone ID 0
7/27/2023 Sheridan MT 104
7/28/2023 Jackson MT 84
7/29/2023 Darby MT 76
7/30/2023 Missoula MT 64
7/31/2023 Missoula MT 0
8/1/2023 Wilderness Gateway Campground ID 95
8/2/2023 Kooskia ID 49
8/3/2023 Riggins ID 68
8/4/2023 Cambridge ID 85
8/5/2023 Halfway OR 57
8/6/2023 Baker City OR 55
8/7/2023 Baker City OR 0
8/8/2023 John Day OR 80
8/9/2023 Mitchell OR 69
8/10/2023 Sisters OR 94
8/11/2023 Eugene OR 94
8/12/2023 Eugene OR 0
8/13/2023 Florence (Wheel Dip!) OR 66
8/14/2023 Florence OR 0

Northern U.S.

June 8 – Aug 26, 2023

Northern United States (NUS) is one of Bike & Build’s original routes, having been around since 2003. Kicking off in Portsmouth, NH, riders start traversing New England mountains on day one, rolling through the Green Mountains and the Adirondacks en route to Niagara Falls.

The Midwest will play some of its aces, as rider swoop through Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Chicago, Madison, and St. Paul and spend close to two weeks in Minnesota, dontchaknow. Then the west starts to call and the route skims the Canadian border through North Dakota and Montana with Glacier National Park waiting on the other side. The route is capped off by the Cascade Mountains in Washington and wraps up in Bellingham, Washington.

The Route

Dates

6/8/2023 Portsmouth NH zero
6/9/2023 Portsmouth NH 16
6/10/2023 Portsmouth NH 0
6/11/2023 Concord (Wheel Dip!) NH 59
6/12/2023 New London NH 34
6/13/2023 Lebanon NH 34
6/14/2023 Lebanon NH 0
6/15/2023 Rochester VT 53
6/16/2023 Ticonderoga NY 41
6/17/2023 Long Lake NY 62
6/18/2023 Boonville NY 73
6/19/2023 Palermo NY 69
6/20/2023 Rochester NY 94
6/21/2023 Rochester NY zero
6/22/2023 Niagra Falls NY 88
6/23/2023 Westfield NY 90
6/24/2023 Ashtabula OH 80
6/25/2023 Cleveland OH 62
6/26/2023 Cleveland OH 0
6/27/2023 Elmore OH 102
6/28/2023 Ann Arbor MI 107
6/29/2023 Ann Arbor MI 0
6/30/2023 Eaton Rapids MI 65
7/1/2023 Grand Rapids MI 82
7/2/2023 Grand Rapids MI 0
7/3/2023 Kalamazoo MI 59
7/4/2023 South Bend IN 82
7/5/2023 Michigan City IN 47
7/6/2023 Chicago IL 74
7/7/2023 Chicago IL zero
7/8/2023 Grayslake IL 44
7/9/2023 Janesville WI 77
7/10/2023 Madison WI 45
7/11/2023 Madison WI 0
7/12/2023 Elroy WI 90
7/13/2023 La Crosse WI 58
7/14/2023 La Crosse WI 0
7/15/2023 Pepin WI 64
7/16/2023 St Paul MN 78
7/17/2023 Dalbo MN 59
7/18/2023 Moose Lake MN 72
7/19/2023 Duluth MN 46
7/20/2023 Duluth MN 0
7/21/2023 Grand Rapids MN 89
7/22/2023 Bemidji MN 70
7/23/2023 Mahnomen MN 61
7/24/2023 Fargo MN 81
7/25/2023 Fargo MN 0
7/26/2023 Litchville ND 83
7/27/2023 Napoleon ND 85
7/28/2023 Bizmark ND 71
7/29/2023 Bizmark ND 0
7/30/2023 Richardton ND 85
7/31/2023 Theodore Roosevelt National Park ND 60
8/1/2023 Glendive MT 76
8/2/2023 Circle MT 50
8/3/2023 Jordan MT 66
8/4/2023 Winnet MT 76
8/5/2023 Lewistown MT 55
8/6/2023 Great Falls MT 105
8/7/2023 Great Falls MT 0
8/8/2023 Conrad MT 61
8/9/2023 Cut Bank MT 48
8/10/2023 Glacier National Park MT 64
8/11/2023 Glacier National Park MT zero
8/12/2023 Whitefish MT 84
8/13/2023 Whitefish MT 0
8/14/2023 Eureka MT 60
8/15/2023 Libby MT 76
8/16/2023 Sandpoint ID 96
8/17/2023 Sandpoint ID 0
8/18/2023 Metaline Falls WA 98
8/19/2023 Republic WA 101
8/20/2023 Omak WA 64
8/21/2023 Omak WA 0
8/22/2023 Early Winters WA 59
8/23/2023 Marblemount WA 69
8/24/2023 Sedro-Woolly WA 45
8/25/2023 Bellingham (Wheel Dip!) WA 26
8/26/2023 Bellingham WA zero

Southern U.S.

Sept 11 – Nov 18, 2023

Did the “Build” half of Bike & Build bring you to the organization? If so, you can’t go wrong with Southern United States (SUS). Riders on SUS spend the most hours volunteering along their journey, with upwards of 18 scheduled build days across the US. If direct service is the way you envision yourself making an impact, this route is for you.

Starting in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, SUS riders spend their first 2 weeks hugging the Gulf of Mexico en route to New Orleans. Riders then move on to Texas and link up with historic Route 66, where they head on to the best of the West – the Land of Enchantment, and two nights camping in the Grand Canyon. After a few days of travelling through the southern California deserts, the team ends at the Pacific Ocean in San Diego, California. 

The Route

Route Dates

9/11/2023 Jacksonville FL zero
9/12/2023 Jacksonville FL 18
9/13/2023 Jacksonville FL 0
9/14/2023 St Augustine (Wheel Dip!) FL 28
9/15/2023 Palatka FL 40
9/16/2023 Gainesville FL 45
9/17/2023 Gainesville FL 0
9/18/2023 Live Oak FL 85
9/19/2023 Tallahassee FL 85
9/20/2023 Tallahassee FL 0
9/21/2023 Tallahassee FL 0
9/22/2023 Marianna FL 82
9/23/2023 De Funiak Springs FL 52
9/24/2023 Pensacola FL 97
9/25/2023 Coden AL 82
9/26/2023 Mobile AL 0
9/27/2023 Long Beach MS 71
9/28/2023 New Orleans LA 83
9/29/2023 New Orleans LA 0
9/30/2023 New Orleans LA 0
10/1/2023 Baton Rouge LA 100
10/2/2023 Baton Rouge LA 0
10/3/2023 Morganza LA 67
10/4/2023 Alexandria LA 75
10/5/2023 Alexandria LA 0
10/6/2023 Natchitoches LA 64
10/7/2023 Mansfield LA 50
10/8/2023 Carthage TX 57
10/9/2023 Athens TX 93
10/10/2023 Dallas TX 85
10/11/2023 Dallas TX 0
10/12/2023 Dallas TX 0
10/13/2023 Decatur TX 89
10/14/2023 Wichita Falls TX 87
10/15/2023 Wichita Falls TX 0
10/16/2023 Lawton OK 59
10/17/2023 Altus OK 70
10/18/2023 Memphis OK 90
10/19/2023 Claude TX 57
10/20/2023 Amarillo TX 29
10/21/2023 Amarillo TX 0
10/22/2023 Adrian TX 51
10/23/2023 Tucumcari NM 65
10/24/2023 Santa Rosa NM 58
10/25/2023 Las Vegas NM 68
10/26/2023 Santa Fe NM 69
10/27/2023 Santa Fe NM 0
10/28/2023 Santa Fe NM 0
10/29/2023 Albuquerque NM 75
10/30/2023 Grants NM 88
10/31/2023 Gallup NM 102
11/1/2023 Gallup NM 0
11/2/2023 Sanders AZ 48
11/3/2023 Holbrook AZ 76
11/4/2023 Flagstaff AZ 91
11/5/2023 Flagstaff AZ 0
11/6/2023 Grand Canyon NP AZ 80
11/7/2023 Grand Canyon NP AZ zero
11/8/2023 Williams AZ 58
11/9/2023 Prescott AZ 69
11/10/2023 Prescott AZ 0
11/11/2023 Wickenberg AZ 59
11/12/2023 Wenden/Salome AZ 54
11/13/2023 Blythe CA 79
11/14/2023 Brawley CA 88
11/15/2023 Julian CA 74
11/16/2023 El Cajon CA 50
11/17/2023 San Diego (Wheel Dip!) CA 16
11/18/2023 San Diego CA zero

Drift West

July 28 – Aug 21, 2023

Starting in Portland, OR and ending in Bellingham, WA, Drift West participants spend 3 weeks and 800 miles exploring the highlight reel of the Pacific Northwest. Geographic icons like the Hoh Rain Forest and Olympic National Park are punctuated by “megacity” celebrities Portland and Seattle, allowing riders to experience the area’s renowned topographic diversity in full.

Drift West’s six build days are just as impressive as the surrounding terrain and feature a different affordable organization at each stop. Smaller affordable housing organizations, like Makah Housing Authority and San Juan Community Home Trust who do local, specialized work, are a primary feature of Drift West and afford riders a variegated perspective of affordable housing issues.

The Route

Route Dates

7/28/2023 Portland OR zero
7/29/2023 Portland OR 25
7/30/2023 Portland OR 0
7/31/2023 Longview (Wheel Dip!) WA 54
8/1/2023 Centralia WA 48
8/2/2023 Aberdeen WA 57
8/3/2023 Aberdeen WA 0
8/4/2023 Kalaloch WA 71
8/5/2023 Hoh Rain Forest WA 42
8/6/2023 Neah Bay WA 79
8/7/2023 Neah Bay WA zero
8/8/2023 Port Angeles WA 80
8/9/2023 Port Townsend WA 54
8/10/2023 Port Townsend WA 0
8/11/2023 Port Orchard WA 54
8/12/2023 Port Orchard WA 0
8/13/2023 Tacoma WA 28
8/14/2023 Tacoma WA zero
8/15/2023 Seattle WA 40
8/16/2023 Seattle WA 0
8/17/2023 Langley WA 42
8/18/2023 San Juan Island WA 62
8/19/2023 San Juan Island WA 0
8/20/2023 Bellingham (Wheel Dip!) WA 64
8/21/2023 Bellingham WA zero