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Thank you for your interest in applying for a Bike & Build trip for the summer of 2014!  

YES!!!  There are still spots left for 2014 trips.

Please take 5 minutes to read this page (and also our FAQ if you haven't already) prior to starting the application process. We personally guarantee this will answer 90% of the questions that come in to us on the phone and e-mail.

  • We accept applications for riders that are no older than 25 as of May 1st 2014.  We accept leaders as old as 28 as of May 1st. Here's why.
  • We have a full time staff of 3 people!  Please keep this in mind whenever you're interacting with the office.  We try our hardest to respond to phone calls and e-mails in a timely fashion, but it is physically impossible for us to respond to everything immediately.  We're not a big corporation and you'll often find that we try to make our materials both informative and somewhat humorous.  It's just the way we roll.
  • Please allow 2-3 business days for us to process your application.  
  • BIKE & BUILD IS NOT A PROFESSIONALLY LED CYCLING TOUR.   Some days you will have amazing overnight accommodations and meals.  Some days you will not.  Some days you will shower with a hose.  Some days you will get lost.  Some days are going to be absolutely amazing.  Others will not be.  In the end it is all worth it though.  Trust us (and 1500+ other alums).
    • Keeping this in mind, please understand that ANY sort of special diet (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, etc) will be harder to accomodate. Not impossible, but it will take extra work, understanding and flexibility on your end.
  • We do not know how long it will take for trips to fill up.  Some years the trips are full as soon as the lottery closes, other years they are not.
  • Dates are not yet finalized - we will be working on these over the coming weeks. Dates will change slightly from 2013, though most likely not very significantly. Early trips will start early in the summer, and late trips will start later. The reason for this is that we are still in the process of implementing suggestions from 2013 riders and leaders in an effort to make the 2014 trips even better than before.
  • YES! You can apply with friends. After you create your account and login you will an option to select your partners (up to 2). Please note they need to already have created a 2014 application to appear in the system.
  • We accept applications for riders that are no older than 25 as of May 1st 2014.  We accept leaders as old as 28 as of May 1st. Here's why.

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Now get to it!

This is a wicked easy 3 step process.

  1. Download the 2014 Rider Applicaton [pdf, 197kb]. Fill out the forms, print and sign.
  2. Create your online account in our system. 
    • Have you ever applied with us before or done a trip? Even if you did nothing besides the online form we already have your info! Login to your account here, and look for the "Apply for a Summer Trip" link. If you forgot the password for your previous account you can reset it here.
    • For completely NEW registrations (never registered in our system before at all) use this link: B&B Online Application
  3. Login to our website with your handy new B&B account and upload the forms to the appropriate sections. Don't forget to write a short 400ish word bio and upload a picture for your future rider profile page! 
  4. This step doesn't exist. It was a 3 step process, remember?