A cross-country bike trip to raise money for a new program initiative with STOKED, a NYC and LA-based non-profit organization that works to close the opportunity gap for underserved youth. The goal is to raise $50,000 to create a series of “Live A Big Life Scholarships” so that, after completing the 4-year program with STOKED and graduating high school, select youth can go on a trip to broaden their horizons, meet new people, learn new things and learn to live their Big Life.
Starting in Santa Barbara, CA and ending in Brooklyn, NY.
The major cities we’ll hit are: Santa Barbara, CA; San Diego, CA; Phoenix, AZ; El Paso, TX; Del Rio, TX; Austin, TX; New Orleans, NO; Atlanta, GA; Myrtle Beach, SC; Wilmington, NC; Virginia Beach, VA; Rehoboth Beach, DE; Cape May, NJ; Brooklyn, NY.
We are using the extensive resources of the Adventure Cycling Association, piecing together sections of the Pacific Coast, Southern Tier, and Atlantic Coast routes. Follow the “Blog” and “The Route” for more details as we go along.
Start date: March 5, 2014
End date: Early-mid June, 2014
The opportunity to go new places, find challenges outside of your comfort zone, be forced to overcome obstacles and problem solve will fundamentally change any person. We are lucky enough to have the opportunity to do this, and we want to create that same opportunity for the youth in STOKED.