Coastal Drift
Coastal Drift

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The Capital Ride has gone Coastal.  This summer, B&B’s mid summer ride will run from Maine’s Acadia National Park to New York City.  Over the course of 3 weeks and 830 miles, riders will weave in and out of some of the Northeast’s VIPs. With build days in island towns like Bar Harbor and Martha’s Vineyard in addition to major metropolises Portland and NYC, riders will traverse both urban and rural landscapes and experience the mutable affordable housing issue that parallels the varied terrain.

The fundraising requirement is $2250 and preference will be given to applicants who can ride for the entire 3 weeks.  However, to make the ride accessible to those with commitments outside of spandex, the trip will be broken up into 1 week and 2 week sessions. Non alumni can sign up for week 1 (Bar Harbor to Salem) or ride the full three weeks.  Alumni have the option to join the trip in Salem and ride the final 2 weeks to NYC.  The fundraising requirement for week 1 is $750 and the 2 week option is $1500.

Coastal Drift riders will have a donation program similar to our cross country model.  The group will receive and review grant applications and make funding decsions via group consensus.  Additionally, each rider will be afforded $250 to donate to an AH org of their choice.

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Tranquil scenery


Week 1- Bar Harbor to Salem
Boasting more coastline than California, Maine provides some of the most beautiful roads in the Northeast and riders will spend the majority of this week meandering along its shores.  Starting in Bar Harbor in the heart of Acadia National Park, riders will head south through a terrain dominated by lighthouses, beaches, and small coastal towns.  Stopping in Portland for their first build, riders continue along the coast to historic Portsmouth and on to their second Proctor-ed build in Salem.

Weeks 2 and 3- Salem to NYC

Week 2 provides the first introduction to a seaboard metropolitan hub, as riders tackle the streets of Boston enroute to Plymouth.  Ever heard of it, America?  Next up are some of the coast’s most recognizable names- Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard- the latter serving as the site for the route’s third build day.  Overnights in smaller coastal towns are to follow and are capped off by a triumphant, final ride into New York City. 

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Bike and Build it!

Scholarship Program:
In 2014, Bike & Build will again offer scholarships to riders from at-risk backgrounds in Philadelphia to support their participation in Coastal Drift.

Riders, learn more and apply.

Sponsors and donors, find out how to contribute and what your support means to our riders.

And alumni, we are asking you to play a special role.

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