Wheand where?

We will leave Santa Rosa on June 2rd., driving to Port Angeles, Washington. The bicycle adventure will start on June 5th from Port Angeles. Bicyclists will ride towards the Pacific Coast and continue their adventure down the Pacific Coast to the Mexican Border.

What is the course?

The course starts from Port Angeles, Washington on June 5th. The plan is to ride into Santa Rosa’s Catholic Charities Family Support Center at 465 “A” Street late afternoon on June 27th. The bicycle course includes over 1,850 miles. The tentative schedule is below:

Why are you riding?

We’re fortunate to have so much, there are many that have so little. We believe this event will help bring greater awareness and resources to those who are less fortunate.

Can we follow your bicycle ride?

Yes. In 2016 we rode our bicycles across America. We plan to use similar methods as we did in 2016 by updating our website’s course map, updating the “Updates” (in the main menu) and with the use of individual Facebook accounts.

Can we ride with you?

Yes. We welcome other bicyclists to join us for the day or longer or just drive-by to say “Hi”. Bicyclist who join us must be self-funded and self-supported.

Where does my donation go?

All funds and donations go directly to Catholic Charities – Family Support Center and homeless programs. Those riding their bicycles are totally self-funded and self-supported. Each bicyclist is paying their own way and will carry their own clothing, tent, sleeping bag, tools, food . . . On average, we plan to ride over 50 miles each day with a few breaks. We’ll mostly plan to be camping under the stars and hope to find places for showers and food along the way. In 2016, our ride across America was challenging with several showerless days. We’re planning better and hope this won’t be the case in 2018. 

I’d like to do something, who should I contact?

Terrific! We’re looking for volunteer support. Every day there are opportunities to help Catholic Charities Family Support Center, Sam Jones Homeless Shelter and other organizations/programs. If you are unable to volunteer, we hope you’ll consider donating to one of the many Catholic Charities – Homeless programs. Please contact:

Jennielynn Holmes
Catholic Charities – 465 “A” Street, Santa Rosa, CA
(707) 542-5426