1MISSION’s Bikes Fight Poverty is a series of fundraising events that offer unique experiences for people of all ages. Whether you’re an avid cyclist looking for a challenge, or you just want added incentive to hop on the bike, we’ve got a ride for you.
We do this for one reason: to give families in poverty access to safe, secure housing.
Let’s do this!
We’re excited to announce that 1MISSION's Bikes Fight Poverty ride will look a little different this year. We're riding 65 miles from the Mexican border town of Sonoyta all the way to Las Palomas Beach and Golf Resort in Puerto Peñasco. At the finish, we'll have a fiesta!
Then, over the next day and a half—along with your family and friends—we'll work side-by-side with local families, building their houses and seeing firsthand the difference you have made in the community!
We’ll launch from the Mexican border town of Sonoyta on Saturday morning, April 22, and will ride all the way to Las Palomas Beach and Golf Resort in Puerto Peñasco. Each rider will be free to move at a pace that is comfortable to them.
Around the halfway point, we’ll provide an aid station where you can refuel before continuing on to the finish line. 1MISSION will also provide roaming medics and support and gear (SAG) vehicles. Local and national police will be on hand throughout the day to ensure a safe, well-supported ride.
Over the next day and a half, you're invited to be part of a special build trip in Puerto Peñasco, connecting you to the mission that unites us: giving families in poverty access to safe, secure housing.
By registering for Border to Beach to Build and launching a 1MISSION fundraising campaign, you’re making a lasting difference in the lives of families seeking access to safe, secure housing. That’s why we do what we do.
To connect you more closely to this mission—and to see firsthand the difference we’re making together—you will be invited to stay in Puerto Peñasco for a day and a half after the ride to help build a house alongside a family that has earned it. You’re also welcome to arrive on Friday, to make launch morning a breeze!
The build trip is optional, but is offered exclusively to the Bikes Fight Poverty community at a discounted rate. You’ll receive an email with the subject line "Bikes Fight Poverty Event Confirmation" once you register for the ride, and this email will contain build trip registration information.
Food, water, medical insurance, and all of the tools and materials needed to build the house are included as part of your build trip registration. There is a nominal fee for RV and bunkhouse accommodations at 1MISSION’s basecamp in Puerto Peñasco, and reservations are required. There is unlimited, free space available for tenting.
Border to Beach to Build is a fundraising event. We ride to give families in poverty access to safe, secure housing. Registration fees help to cover event expenses, while your personal fundraising campaign helps put more families in houses of their own.
Build Trip Registration*
Each rider is responsible for a $500 fundraising minimum. You'll have the chance to win prizes (plus bragging rights!) based on how much you ride and raise. After registering, you will receive everything you need to start fundraising. Donations from your family and friends will help families in poverty gain access to safe, secure housing.
Does the idea of fundraising sound scary? Don’t worry, we’re pros at this. We’ve got your back. Our fundraising coach will provide helpful tips and tools to help you meet (and exceed!) your goal before the fundraising deadline of April 30, 2023.
Ready to sign up as a rider for Border to Beach to Build? The first step is to register at the link below.
Then start training and campaigning!
Registration closes March 17, 2023
Got questions? We’ve got answers. Read our FAQ.
LEGENDS are Bikes Fight Poverty’s VIPs. These riders think big. They make a lot of noise. And they back it up with action. By committing to raise at least $9,000, LEGENDS cover the cost to build an entire house for a family in poverty. Now that’s legendary! As our way of saying thanks, LEGENDS get exclusive swag and other legend-worthy perks.
Prefer to ride right where you are? Perfect. As part of our VIRTUAL event, you will fundraise to put families in homes by riding at home, at the gym, or around the neighborhood—all at your own pace, whenever you want to. You'll have the chance to win prizes (plus bragging rights!) based on how much you ride and raise.
Want to help make Bikes Fight Poverty the best-supported, safest, and most fun ride it can be? Check out some of our amazing volunteer opportunities! If you're interested, sign up through the link below. And why not recruit some friends to join you?