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Community Ride from Our Friends at Bike and Build!

COMMUNITY RIDE

From our Friends at Bike and Build!

Los Angeles, CA

Saturday, July 17

9 AM ET – 5 PM ET
$50 Ticket
*Financial assistance available!

THE RIDE

On a Bike & Build Community Ride, participants hop on a bike and ride throughout their city to meet with housing leaders and changemakers. They’ll learn about the challenges their city faces, affordable housing victories, and how they can get involved.

PARTNERS

A Community of Friends mission is to end homelessness through the provision of quality permanent supportive housing for people with mental illness. ACOF currently houses over 2,700 individuals and families in their buildings and is one of only a handful of agencies that offer supportive and service-enriched affordable housing for homeless individuals and families living with mental illness in Los Angeles County.

Habitat for Humanity Los Angeles has built, rehabilitated, and repaired more than 1,500 houses in neighborhoods across greater Los Angeles and the world since 1990. They believe shelter is a basic human need strives to achieve their goal of eliminating substandard housing by making decent, sustainable, and affordable housing a reality for all.

The Housing Rights Center is the largest fair housing organization in the United States. Through counseling services and advocacy, the HRC works across Los Angeles and Ventura County to actively support and promote freedom of residence to guarantee all persons have the opportunity to secure the housing they desire and can afford.

YOUR RIDE

Grab a helmet and a bike, we are going for a ride! On this ride, you can bring your own bike (BYOB) or use the local bike-share system.

Need Equipment? Contact us at  !

COVID Protocol: Bike & Build will ensure that all Community Ride participants, leaders, and organizational partners follow updated CDC guidelines to mitigate the risk of contracting and/or spreading COVID-19. We will continue to monitor the pandemic and provide up-to-date details for all of our participants and partners.



Sample Itinerary

8 HOURS, 10-20 MILES

9 AM: Group meets for “Route Meeting” to review the day’s partners, a general route overview, and safety protocols for the ride.

10 – 10:30 AM: Ride 3-4 miles to A Community of Friends

10:30 – 11:30 AM: Learn from A Community of Friends about their work

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM:  Ride to Lunch

12:00 – 1:00 PM: Eat!

1:00 –  1:30 PM: Ride 3-4 miles to Habitat LA

1:30 – 2:30 PM: Hear from Habitat LA about their work

2:30 – 3 PM: Ride 2-3 miles to Ride Partners 3

3 – 4:00 PM: Hear from partner about their work

4:00 – 4:30 PM: Group discussion and reflection about the day, highlights & takeaways

5 PM: Goodbye!

Community Rides FAQ

WHY DOES THE RIDE COST $50?

Your $50 fee for this ride can be considered a donation to Bike & Build so we can continue designing and implementing an array of programming to impact affordable housing and engage people in the cause. In addition, the funds will enable Bike & Build to work with a Ride Coordinator to:

  • Organize cycling safety basics training
  • Coordinate with local affordable housing organizations
  • Provide lunch
  • Secure sufficient insurance coverage for the ride
   
Author: Dayna