Bike & Build - Mark Menesses

Mark Menesses

Southern U.S. 2011
Miles: 3995 / 3995       Days: 78 / 78       Build Days: 16       Rest Days: 4       Location:  Route is over    


My name is Mark Menesses. I’m 22 and currently an undergraduate at North Carolina State University. I will be graduating in May of 2011 with a bachelors’ in nuclear engineering. Before coming to NC State, I spent my time growing up in the suburbs of New Orleans. After a four month displacement in Baton Rouge thanks to Hurricane Katrina, I returned home to finish up my junior and senior year of high school in New Orleans. It was this time that I first got involved in volunteering for affordable housing. My family and I was blessed enough to be able to return to a house with minimal damage. During the remainder of my high school career I volunteered every weekend with Habitat for Humanity.

When I got to NC State during my freshmen year, I attended the on campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity. This was the first time I heard of Bike & Build. I remember thinking I could never raise $4000 and bike across the country. After a few years at NC State, being involved on campus with the NC State Caldwell Fellows, doing undergraduate research, and helping plan several events, I realized that what is often thought as impossible turns out to be demanding but exciting. It was earlier this year that a friend reminded me of Bike & Build. To me, biking has always just been the best way to get around. I’m anxious to push myself physically and mentally on an incredible ride.



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Mark has currently raised $4,302.
That's 108% of his $4,000 fundraising goal.
Southern U.S.'s Affordable Housing impact:
May 20 - Jacksonville, FL
May 25 - Tallahassee, FL
May 31 - Mobile, AL
Jun 1 - Mobile, AL
Jun 5 - New Orleans, LA
Jun 6 - New Orleans, LA
Jun 7 - New Orleans, LA
Jun 8 - New Orleans, LA
Jun 9 - New Orleans, LA
Jun 11 - Baton Rouge, LA
Jun 19 - Dallas, TX
Jun 20 - Dallas, TX
Jul 2 - Santa Fe, NM
Jul 6 - Farmington, NM
Jul 27 - Ridgecrest, CA
Jul 30 - Delano, CA