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 Portland, CUS follows the path of Lewis and Clark and ends in Astoria, OR.

The Route

Dates

5/24/2023 Yorktown VA zero
5/25/2023 Yorktown VA 22
5/26/2023 Richmond VA 68
5/27/2023 Richmond VA 0
5/28/2023 Mineral VA 50
5/29/2023 Charlottesville VA 54
5/30/2023 Charlottesville VA 0
5/31/2023 Lexington VA 84
6/1/2023 Roanoke VA 53
6/2/2023 Roanoke VA 0
6/3/2023 Pulaski VA 63
6/4/2023 Sugar Grove VA 59
6/5/2023 Honaker VA 64
6/6/2023 Elkhorn City KY 56
6/7/2023 Hazard KY 73
6/8/2023 Hazard KY 0
6/9/2023 McKee KY 75
6/10/2023 Berea KY 23
6/11/2023 Berea KY 0
6/12/2023 Springfield KY 77
6/13/2023 Leitchfield KY 88
6/14/2023 Owensboro KY 101
6/15/2023 Owensboro KY 0
6/16/2023 Harrisburg IL 65
6/17/2023 Carbondale IL 31
6/18/2023 Farmington MO 93
6/19/2023 Farmington MO 0
6/20/2023 Eminence MO 87
6/21/2023 Hartville MO 80
6/22/2023 Walnut Grove MO 66
6/23/2023 Pittsburg KS 77
6/24/2023 Pittsburg KS 0
6/25/2023 Chanute KS 59
6/26/2023 El Dorado KS 100
6/27/2023 Newton KS 45
6/28/2023 St. John KS 105
6/29/2023 St. John KS 0
6/30/2023 Dodge City KS 77
7/1/2023 Garden City KS 55
7/2/2023 Lamar CO 105
7/3/2023 Rocky Ford CO 66
7/4/2023 Pueblo CO 61
7/5/2023 Pueblo CO 0
7/6/2023 Canon City CO 38
7/7/2023 Fairplay CO 75
7/8/2023 Kremmling CO 78
7/9/2023 Walden CO 78
7/10/2023 Saratoga WY 68
7/11/2023 Saratoga WY zero
7/12/2023 Rawlins WY 44
7/13/2023 Jeffrey City WY 68
7/14/2023 Lander WY 61
7/15/2023 Dubois WY 77
7/16/2023 Jackson WY 86
7/17/2023 Jackson WY 0
7/18/2023 Ashton ID 71
7/19/2023 West Yellowstone ID 57
7/20/2023 West Yellowstone ID zero
7/21/2023 Sheridan MT 104
7/22/2023 Jackson MT 84
7/23/2023 Darby MT 76
7/24/2023 Missoula MT 64
7/25/2023 Missoula MT 0
7/26/2023 Wilderness Gateway Campground ID 95
7/27/2023 Kamiah ID 57
7/28/2023 Clarkston WA 68
7/29/2023 Walla Walla WA 90
7/30/2023 Pasco WA 50
7/31/2023 Pasco WA 0
8/1/2023 Hermiston OR 75
8/2/2023 Rufus OR 97
8/3/2023 Stevenson WA 69
8/4/2023 Portland OR 62
8/5/2023 Portland OR 0
8/6/2023 Clatskanie OR 67
8/7/2023 Astoria OR 39
8/8/2023 Portland OR zero

Northern U.S.

June 8 – Aug 27, 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 in Bellingham.

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 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 Avon Lake OH 67
6/26/2023 Elmore OH 79
6/27/2023 Ann Arbor MI 107
6/28/2023 Ann Arbor MI 0
6/29/2023 Eaton Rapids MI 65
6/30/2023 Grand Rapids MI 82
7/1/2023 Grand Rapids MI 0
7/2/2023 Kalamazoo MI 59
7/3/2023 South Bend IN 82
7/4/2023 Michigan City IN 47
7/5/2023 Chicago IL 74
7/6/2023 Chicago IL 15
7/7/2023 Grayslake IL 44
7/8/2023 Janesville WI 77
7/9/2023 Madison WI 45
7/10/2023 Madison WI 0
7/11/2023 Elroy WI 90
7/12/2023 La Crosse WI 58
7/13/2023 La Crosse WI 0
7/14/2023 Pepin WI 64
7/15/2023 St Paul MN 78
7/16/2023 Dalbo MN 59
7/17/2023 Moose Lake MN 72
7/18/2023 Duluth MN 46
7/19/2023 Duluth MN 0
7/20/2023 Grand Rapids MN 89
7/21/2023 Bemidji MN 70
7/22/2023 Mahnomen MN 61
7/23/2023 Fargo MN 81
7/24/2023 Fargo MN 0
7/25/2023 Litchville ND 83
7/26/2023 Napoleon ND 85
7/27/2023 Bizmark ND 71
7/28/2023 Bizmark ND 0
7/29/2023 Richardton ND 85
7/30/2023
Theodore Roosevelt National Pa
ND 60
7/31/2023
Theodore Roosevelt National Pa
ND zero
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 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 20 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, SUS riders spend their first 2 weeks hugging the Gulf of Mexico en route to New Orleans. Riders then move on to Texas and then link up with historic Route 66 to head on to the best of the West – the Land of Enchantment, and two nights camping in the Grand Canyon. The team’s final build day is with one of Bike & Build’s favorite partners in Palmdale, CA (Antelope Valley YouthBuild). A few days later, they see the Pacific in beautiful Santa Barbara.

The Route

Route Dates

Sept 7 Jacksonville FL zero
Sept 8 Jacksonville FL 18
Sept 9 Jacksonville FL 0
Sept 10 St Augustine FL 28
Sept 11 Palatka FL 40
Sept 12 Gainesville FL 45
Sept 13 Gainesville FL 0
9/14/2023 Live Oak FL 85
9/15/2023 Tallahassee FL 85
9/16/2023 Tallahassee FL 0
9/17/2023 Marianna FL 82
9/18/2023 Marianna FL 0
9/19/2023 De Funiak Springs FL 52
9/20/2023 Pensacola FL 97
9/21/2023 Coden AL 82
9/22/2023 Coden AL 0
9/23/2023 Biloxi MS 75
9/24/2023 Pearlington MS 62
9/25/2023 New Orleans LA 42
9/26/2023 New Orleans LA 0
9/27/2023 New Orleans LA 0
9/28/2023 Baton Rouge LA 100
9/29/2023 Baton Rouge LA 0
9/30/2023 Morganza LA 67
10/1/2023 Alexandria LA 75
10/2/2023 Alexandria LA 0
10/3/2023 Natchitoches LA 64
10/4/2023 Mansfield LA 50
10/5/2023 Carthage TX 57
10/6/2023 Athens TX 93
10/7/2023 Dallas TX 85
10/8/2023 Dallas TX 0
10/9/2023 Dallas TX 0
10/10/2023 Decatur TX 89
10/11/2023 Wichita Falls TX 87
10/12/2023 Lawton OK 59
10/13/2023 Althus OK 70
10/14/2023 Memphis OK 90
10/15/2023 Claude TX 57
10/16/2023 Amarillo TX 29
10/17/2023 Amarillo TX 0
10/18/2023 Adrian TX 51
10/19/2023 Tucumcari NM 65
10/20/2023 Santa Rosa NM 58
10/21/2023 Las Vegas NM 68
10/22/2023 Santa Fe NM 69
10/23/2023 Santa Fe NM 0
10/24/2023 Santa Fe NM 0
10/25/2023 Albuquerque NM 75
10/26/2023 Grants NM 88
10/27/2023 Gallup NM 102
10/28/2023 Gallup NM 0
10/29/2023 Sanders AZ 48
10/30/2023 Holbrook AZ 76
10/31/2023 Flagstaff AZ 91
11/1/2023 Flagstaff AZ 0
11/2/2023 Grand Canyon NP AZ 80
11/3/2023 DAY OFF AZ zero
11/4/2023 Williams AZ 58
11/5/2023 Williams AZ 0
11/6/2023 Seligman AZ 41
11/7/2023 Kingman AZ 87
11/8/2023 Needles CA 51
11/9/2023 Bagdad CA 84
11/10/2023 Calico CA 76
11/11/2023 Victorville CA 54
11/12/2023 Palmdale CA 66
11/13/2023 Palmdale CA 0
11/14/2023 Santa Clarita CA 37
11/15/2023 Santa Paula CA 36
11/16/2023 Santa Barbara CA 44
11/17/2023 Santa Barbara 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 950 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 five 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 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 0
8/8/2023 Port Angeles WA 80
8/9/2023 Port Townsend WA 54
8/10/2023 Port Orchard WA 54
8/11/2023 Port Orchard WA 0
8/12/2023 Eatonville WA 64
8/13/2023 Mt Rainier WA 82
8/14/2023 Enumclaw WA 44
8/15/2023 Seattle WA 54
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 WA 64
8/21/2023 Bellingham WA zero

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