Bike & Build Reflections, Lessons Learned

This begins a series of reflective posts about my Bike & Build experience.  I will primarily focus on things I observed about housing markets, affordability, and nonprofit groups like Habitat for Humanity.  I’ll also comment about the life experience of biking across the country and what that meant for my teammates and me.

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How Do You Summarize Bike & Build?

After 70 intense days, Bike & Build has come to a close.  Looking back on the experience, I can’t find an easy way to explain it.

I’m going to be posting some reflective pieces, largely about my experiences with affordable housing across the nation.  To get a taste for our Bike & Build day-to-day, I think my trip pictures are probably going to be most illustrative.  I am currently organizing my trip photos – there are several hundred of them – and will share a link here as soon as they are done.

Thanks again for all of your support.

We Did It!

After 70 days and over 3500 miles, NC2SD 2012 has safely reached the Pacific Ocean.  From Nags Head, North Carolina to San Diego, California, we biked, built, experienced new things, had a lot of fun, and pushed ourselves to believe that such a big task was achievable.

At last, the Pacific

I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone that has supported this journey.  Donations, care packages, calls, texts, letters, and even just words of encouragement on Facebook – this trip would not have been possible without your support.  Thank you for believing in me and this cause.

Over the next several weeks, I will be sharing pictures from the trip and writing some reflective posts.  Stay tuned to the blog for these items.

Tomorrow: The Pacific Ocean

One of our final nights, in the beautiful mountain town of Julian, CA. Tomorrow morning, we ride to the Pacific Ocean to complete our journey.