Bike & Build

May 16, 2013

There will be riders from Bike & Build stopping in State College on Sunday, June 30th, and NMBA, WAC and SCCC have agreed to organize a meal for the riders at St. Paul’s church in State College on Sunday evening. If you’d like to volunteer to make desserts for the riders and/or help serve food, please email

Information about Bike & Build: Bike & Build is a non-profit program that raises funds and awareness for the affordable housing cause across the nation. Hundreds of young adults ages 18-27 get split up into 8 teams of 30 riders and start riding their bicycles from the East Coast to the West Coast. There are 8 different routes taken and each team is carefully selected to make the best group. Each person HAS to raise $4,500 in order to begin the trip. During the fundraising, each rider goes through an intense training process along with an in depth education in the problems our country faces with the need of affordable housing. The riders will travel on bicycles 60 to 120 miles a day while stopping to build homes 1 to 2 times a week through out the summer months.