How far do you bike each day?
The day’s miles are dictated by where the team will sleep that night. Usually, our riders will cycle anywhere from 50-120 miles per day, most often averaging about 65-80 miles per day.
Do I have to carry my own luggage?
Participants do not need to carry their own luggage. All luggage will be held in the support vehicle while on the trip. Pack light! Use our packing list for guidance in terms of things you absolutely need and what you can live without while on the trip.
What kind of support do you offer while on the trip?
The Dream Project staff and board completely supports participants on and off the road. We are here to answer all questions, help participants to reach their fundraising minimums, keep you on track with training, and offer any other advice. During the trip, the team will be provided with a support vehicle in which driving responsibilities will be split between the team members.
What do we eat?
Participants get the majority of their meals and foodstuff donated during the summer. When staying with host families, they will usually provide dinner and breakfast. For days where hosts won't be feeding them, riders are tasked with soliciting food donations from local restaurants in the areas they'll be biking through prior to the start of the trip. For lunch, riders will usually eat out of the van taking advantage of in-kind donations from local supermarkets.
The Dream Project relies heavily on donated meals and does its best to accommodate vegetarian diets. As a rider, it is your responsibility to handle any other dietary restriction (gluten-free, vegan, halal, etc.) on your own. It is certainly doable to complete a Dream Journey with strict dietary needs, but it requires a little extra planning on the part of the rider.
Where do we sleep?
Members of the communities we pass through come together to provide a safe place for each team to sleep and the team is hosted by families, bike clubs, churches, schools, gyms, YMCA’s, rotary clubs, etc.
Can I start a Dream Team at my school?
We thought you'd never ask! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.