Bike & Build - NIcolas Montejos

NIcolas Montejos

Conn. to California 2013
Miles: 4173 / 4173       Days: 76 / 76       Build Days: 14       Rest Days: 4       Location:  Route is over    



Hi, I am Nick Montejos, I am currently 18 years old and I am a first year student at Centre College. I was raised in Hopkinsville, KY but I am originally from Lima, Peru. I graduated from Hopkinsville High School and was involved with the swim team, band, and Red Cross. I swam from middle school through high school. I did not continue with it in college, but use it as means of exercise. In college I am a Bonner Scholar, which is a community service foundation. I also volunteer at the humane society and at a ESL after school program.

I first heard about Bike & Build through a meeting where we were looking at people’s summers of service. A former rider gave her presentation about her summer of service and she disused her experience with Bike & Build. Since then I have been obsessed and completely motivated to do this. During this summer I cycled a bit, but it was on an old bike that was slightly rusted. Defenitly not the best exercising experince.

I believe Bike & Build is one of the best ways to gain support for affordable housing. Through the fundraising, a great amount of awareness will be gained. The fundraising will gain support for affordable housing because of the amount of money that must be raised. Bike & Build is a great non profit orgainzation that lets young people raise awaranes for an amazing cause.

I know this summer is going to be tough but I'm up for the challenge. I love to have a good time, but also volunteer and change the world around me. I am ready to bike across the country and help raise awareness for Affordable Housing. Affordable housing affects many people, and sometimes we take what we have for granted. That is why I want to do this program, for a life changing experience and to help others out.

Finally, I also want to complete this adventure because I've always wanted to travel across the country. I have always dreamt of driving across the country, and when I heard about this opportunity I jumped on board. I am also planning on filming my process. I am going to start filming my training, fundraising and eventually the ride. So, if I end up in your group I will probably be filming along the way. There are so many things about Bike & Build that excite me. I am ready to get on my bike and go!



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NIcolas has currently raised $4,815.
That's 107% of his $4,500 fundraising goal.
Conn. to California's Affordable Housing impact:
Jun 8 - Providence, RI
Jun 12 - Danbury, CT
Jun 15 - Stroudsburg, PA
Jun 19 - Gettsyburg, PA
Jun 27 - Huntington, WV
Jul 5 - Springfield, IL
Jul 11 - Lawrence, KS
Jul 12 - Lawrence, KS
Jul 21 - Loveland, CO
Jul 28 - Montrose, CO
Jul 31 - Moab, UT
Aug 3 - Green River, UT
Aug 13 - Sparks, NV
Aug 18 - Stockton, CA