This July, join 10,000 cyclists who will be riding 205 miles from Seattle to Portland in Cascade Bicycle Club's signature ride. World Relief is inviting riders to raise money for refugees and asylees arriving to our community. This journey is sure to be difficult and rewarding, and your advocacy clearly says "We Welcome Refugees".
Refugees and Asylees are forced to flee their home due to persecution for who they are or what they believe. They arrive to Washington State with great hopes for finding a new home in safety.
Each cyclist raises $975 which will be TRIPLED by a government match and used to provide housing assistance, transportation, English language classes, job skills training, interview & resume preparation, and much more! Refugees and asylees contribute immensely to the economy and culture of welcoming cities. An investment in someone's first months in America is an investment in your community.
As a demonstration of thanks for your commitment to ride, fundraise, and most importantly, welcome newcomers, we honor your efforts with a World Relief jersey and water bottle!
Step 1: Register for STP
Registration for STP is now open! This event sells out every year, so get your tickets soon. Riders must register through Cascade Bicycle Club.
Step 2: Set up your Fundraising page
Cyclists are responsible for raising $975 between the time of registration and June 1st, 2019. Friends and family can give to your goal online through your custom individual page, and every dollar that's raised will go directly to support refugees and asylees in Washington state as they get settled, learn English, and prepare for their first job. World Relief will provide some tips and resources for how to ask your community to support you in your goal.
why we ride
Every cyclists who meets their $975 fundraising goal by June 1st, 2019 will receive a "We Welcome Refugees" cycling jersey to proudly wear on the ride.
It's not just about the fame, glory, and great swag. Your demonstration of physical strength and mental fortitude raises awareness and gives practical, real-life support to refugees and asylees starting over in the the Pacific NW.
Didn't find the info you're looking for? Contact Liz Nelson at LNelson@wr.org