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Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2013 2:23 PM

Location: Savannah, Savannah, GA, US
Event start date and time: May 30, 2013 5:00 PM
Event end date and time: June 16, 2013 5:00 PM

Cycle with the Young Philanthropists from Seattle, WA to Juneau, AK! You will cycle through some of the most beautiful scenery in the Northwest and experience the beautiful wilderness of the Alaskan Coast. The route will feature exploration via land and sea (ferries), will include service projects and a classics-based and pragmatically engaging curriculum in Leadership.

The ride will attempt to break the record for the largest self-supported cycling ride (30+) and will seek to raise funds for impoverished children in Honduras (through The YP's partnership with Casa De Luz) and for YP Mentoring programs in the US.

You will connect with and engage individuals and communities along the route in ways that will allow you to gain valuable wisdom from locals, have a blast helping out on a personal level, and form life-long friendships with your traveling companions.

One of the primary ways riders will practice their new ideas regarding leadership will be through community service projects and community engagement—riders will actually get to help plan service projects, public speaking engagements, media interviews, and so much more.

Riders will develop their leadership skills while helping to raise funds for one community through which the route passes and for YP's corporate partnership with Casa De Luz, a Tegucigalpa, Honduras based organization that feeds and educates impoverished Honduran children (and their mothers), in order to build a larger facility in order to serve a much large population.

The aspect of community will be emphasized, in which riders will be expected to engage each other regarding their spiritual, intellectual and emotional ideas and experiences.

Never cycled before? No worries! You'll learn all you need to know about your bike, cycling and cycling safety (and so much more!) in the initial orientation.

Trip Details: Dates: Friday May 31 (Arrive at Orientation)- Sunday June 16, 2013 (Fly out of Juneau)

Curriculum: Classic Literary Texts

Application Due: April 1, 2013. Apply Now!

Expected Fundraising Contribution: $2,000 – 100 percent of funds used for: Rider's Trip/Ferry expenses, Casa De Luz Staff/Building Partnership (Honduras), US-Based YP Mentoring Programs.

Challenge Level: Intermediate- Shorter mileage on days of mandatory riding; Optional days of heavier riding. (No training or experience necessary!)

Support Level: Self-Supported Tour – Participants will carry their own food, water and all belongings for the entirety of the trip.


We will provide experienced leaders, safety training and cycling instruction (and so much more during the two-day Orientation), food, accommodations, en route transportation, curriculum materials and basic lessons, service project lessons and arrangements, team apparel, basic gear (tent, panniers, etc) and trip setup. An optional package is available in which The YP provides all possessions necessary for trip completion.

Exclusions: We will NOT provide transportation to the starting location of your tour or from the ending location of the tour, a bicycle, most cycling gear, personal items, souvenirs, etc.

Lodging: A combination of community centers, stealth and normal camping, and individual hosts.

Questions? Give us a call at (225) 364-9334 or email


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