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Bike & Build's 2014 Routes are Complete... 2015 is On-Deck!

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.

  • Applications for 2015 riders will be available on or around November 1, 2014. Applications for Trip Leaders will be available in early-to-mid October. 
  • For the 2015 year, we'll accept applications for riders that are no older than 25 as of May 1st 2015.  We accept leaders as old as 28 as of May 1st. Here's why.
  • Interested in being a Trip Leader? Bike & Build is always on the lookout for exceptional young adults to fill our leadership positions, four per route. Learn more by viewing the 2014 Trip Leader Position Description [99 kb, PDF]
  • 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 when you apply.  
  • 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 2000+ 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 for future years are not yet finalized until the spring before trips begin. Dates will change slightly from year-to-year, though most likely not very significantly. 
  • 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 current application to appear in the system.

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