Join The Ride: Update

Well the interest in the ride has been amazing thus far. We already have about 5-7 people inquiring about riding the event with me. I wanted to update this post to get more details out there and to share my excitement for those who have signed on. If your interested, please let me know ASAP as we are trying to keep the number of riders to a manageable number for this first event. If interested I would love to meet with you 1:1 to talk over the commitment and also set up a time that we could go on a weekend ride together.

We have set the ride date for Friday, January 1st. What a way to kick off the New Year.
We will be riding 2, 100 mile legs Friday and Saturday and plan to stay the night Saturday at the One Mission Camp. This will give us an opportunity to visit the families of Rocky Point and also visit with the teams that will be down there building houses that weekend.

So far we have a fluent Spanish speaker who has lived in Mexico interested, a Missionary from across the globe interested, One of the guys who helped start One Mission on board and a few others.
  • Again we will be doing 2 - 100+ mile legs back to back.
  • We will leave from CCV in Peoria, AZ and arrive at One Mission's base camp. Most likely staying in Gila Bend or Ajo for the nights we are traveling.
  • The course will mostly be on AZ HWY 85. I will be mapping it as we get further into planning and plan to pre-ride a number of sections of the course. I will also be taking my GPS next time I drive to get a elevation map as well.
  • This is not your typical "race" put on by a organizer. There will not be police support or road closures, etc. Cycling experience is a must.

Build a House

Making an impact in a third world country is easier than you think. All you need is a three day weekend, a hammer and a sleeping bag.

Starting in October One Mission has 3 day mission trips planned nearly twice a month. You can join other groups or organize your own group, I personally will be going down at least 2-3 times this fall and would love to have you join me. As soon as we have the dates nailed down for our trips I will post them here.

To get a better idea of what the trip and the construction is like, check out One Mission's building page. Also, Erin wrote a great blog about the last house we built in Mexico here.

Think you're too old? You're not, last year my 86 year old grandfather joined us on a trip. Think you're not good enough with construction? Not a problem, for 7 years we have been going on trips with high school students. If we can build a house (that's still standing today BTW) with 14 year old students, you will add value to a trip too.

It is far too easy to make excuses why not to go, but please don't rob yourself of the opportunity to change someone's life and your perception of the blessings you have.

If I picked one desire for 207; it would be that more people travel to Mexico to build these houses. I know once you go, you will be changed.
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