Across America

Trip Overview

This is it – the longest bicycle trip at Venture.

This 8-week expedition brings you from the bustling streets of Seattle, Washington to New York City, NY, where you’ll dip your tire into the Atlantic Ocean after biking through 13 states, traveling over 4,000 miles, and pedaling up more than 60,000 feet.

This ride isn’t just about an epic adventure, however. With a strong focus on biblical justice and discipleship, you and your team will study, learn, reflect, and wrestle together on some of life’s most important and pressing questions: Who am I? Who is God? How might I respond to suffering and injustice in the world?

And as you meet your fundraising goal prior to departing, you’ll inspire your community to actively engage with you in the redemptive and beautiful story of justice and hope that God is writing right here, and right now, through Venture’s Mission Projects in Southeast Asia.

Jeff Mitchell

Across America 2015

‘I used to think you had to be special for God to use you, but now I know you simply need to say yes to Him,’  – that quote inspired me to go on tour, and I’m so glad I did. It was the most incredible experience of my life!

Trip Details

Dates:

June 8 – August 5, 2018.

Fundraising Goal:

$4,500 Minimum

Registration:

$150

Duration:

56 Days

Start/End:

Seattle, WA – New York City, NY

Fly In/Out:

SEA – JFK or LGA

Resources:

Training Guide, Fundraising Guide, Equipment List, FAQ

Itinerary & Map

Stories From Participants

Naomi Kolhoff

Across America 2015

“You won’t regret going on any of Venture’s trips, absolutely anybody can do it, so just take a leap of faith! It’s life changing.”

I heard about Venture Expeditions and the Across America bicycle tour at a conference. It looked like an awesome experience, and it was for an incredible cause, too.

I thought to myself, there is no way you could do this, but right then, God told me to do it.

And when He tells you to do something, it’s very difficult to say no. So I signed right up, and before I really knew what was happening, I was fundraising money for the trip and kind of training. Since I play college sports, finding time to train was difficult, and I was really intimidated by the fundraising, too. Those were the hardest parts, but God provided a way.

I made a new family on my journey across the country, and the countryside was absolutely beautiful.

Best of all, I got to be a part of a special community that has been and is making an impact in this world. I was able to benefit the world, and discover my soul.

I look forward to many more adventures with Venture Expeditions!

Jeff Mitchell

Across America 2015

“If you’re wondering if you should go – just say YES to tour! You’ll never be the same, and you won’t regret it.”

Words cannot begin to express what Venture has meant in my life. I took a big giant leap when I signed up on a whim to do the Love Does Tour in 2014. I had never biked more than 50 miles and I’m an introvert, so 500 miles and hanging out with a bunch of strangers sounded terrifying. But I felt God calling me to just get out there and do something about injustice in this world; Love doesn’t just think about it, doesn’t just talk about it, love DOES it.

By the end of ten days, those “strangers” had become family, and 500 miles seemed like a drop in a bucket. I immediately signed up for the 2015 Across America Tour – which was the most incredible experience of my life! It is amazing to see the way God uses these trips, not only to care for the broken and oppressed halfway around the world, but how He uses them to shape and change the trip participants forever. To borrow the words of Bob Goff, “I used to think you had to be special for God to use you, but now I know you simply need to say yes.”

The Cause

Everyone Deserves to Hear the Gospel

Venture partners with local communities to bring food security, education, discipleship, and the gospel to the least reached and most vulnerable people in the world.

We engage religious leaders, local governments, community members, and partner non-profits to meet the most pressing needs in remote, conflict-ridden, and desperate regions.

The Across America tour will specifically raise money to fund our refugee feeding programs in Southeast Asia, which is home to the world’s longest-running civil war. This war has displaced over 4 million people from their homes, hundreds of thousands of whom still live in Internally Displaced Person (IDP) or refugee camps in the region.

Venture works within the most remote and hardest-struck refugee regions in Southeast Asia to provide nutritious food for the people living in these camps. Through a partnership with Feed My Starving Children, we provide hundreds of thousands of meals every year to refugee camps in Southeast Asia.

Learn More

Bee Kay

Refugee

We make one pack last 9 meals; we stretch them out to make them last longer. My grandchildren think it is very delicious. My three grandchildren live with me because the army killed my son. So I am now responsible for them. We can’t grow food because we are always fleeing from the war.

Trip Overview

This is it – the longest bicycle trip at Venture.

This 8-week expedition brings you from the bustling streets of Seattle, Washington to New York City, NY, where you’ll dip your tire into the Atlantic Ocean after biking through 13 states, traveling over 4,000 miles, and pedaling up more than 60,000 feet.

This ride isn’t just about an epic adventure, however. With a strong focus on biblical justice and discipleship, you and your team will study, learn, reflect, and wrestle together on some of life’s most important and pressing questions: Who am I? Who is God? How might I respond to suffering and injustice in the world?

And as you meet your fundraising goal prior to departing, you’ll inspire your community to actively engage with you in the redemptive and beautiful story of justice and hope that God is writing right here, and right now, through Venture’s Mission Projects in Southeast Asia.

Jeff Mitchell

Across America 2015

‘I used to think you had to be special for God to use you, but now I know you simply need to say yes to Him,’  – that quote inspired me to go on tour, and I’m so glad I did. It was the most incredible experience of my life!

Trip Details

Dates:

June 8 – August 5, 2018.

Fundraising Goal:

$4,500 Minimum

Registration:

$150

Duration:

56 Days

Start/End:

Seattle, WA – New York City, NY

Fly In/Out:

SEA – LGA or JFK

Resources:

Training Guide, Fundraising Guide, Equipment List, FAQ

Itinerary & Map

Stories From Participants

Naomi Kolhoff

Across America 2015

“You won’t regret going on any of Venture’s trips, absolutely anybody can do it, so just take a leap of faith! It’s life changing.”

I heard about Venture Expeditions and the Across America bicycle tour at a conference. It looked like an awesome experience, and it was for an incredible cause, too.

I thought to myself, there is no way you could do this, but right then, God told me to do it.

And when He tells you to do something, it’s very difficult to say no. So I signed right up, and before I really knew what was happening, I was fundraising money for the trip and kind of training. Since I play college sports, finding time to train was difficult, and I was really intimidated by the fundraising, too. Those were the hardest parts, but God provided a way.

I made a new family on my journey across the country, and the countryside was absolutely beautiful.

Best of all, I got to be a part of a special community that has been and is making an impact in this world. I was able to benefit the world, and discover my soul.

I look forward to many more adventures with Venture Expeditions!

Jeff Mitchell

Across America 2015

“If you’re wondering if you should go – just say YES to tour! You’ll never be the same, and you won’t regret it.”

Words cannot begin to express what Venture has meant in my life. I took a big giant leap when I signed up on a whim to do the Love Does Tour in 2014. I had never biked more than 50 miles and I’m an introvert, so 500 miles and hanging out with a bunch of strangers sounded terrifying. But I felt God calling me to just get out there and do something about injustice in this world; Love doesn’t just think about it, doesn’t just talk about it, love DOES it.

By the end of ten days, those “strangers” had become family, and 500 miles seemed like a drop in a bucket. I immediately signed up for the 2015 Across America Tour – which was the most incredible experience of my life! It is amazing to see the way God uses these trips, not only to care for the broken and oppressed halfway around the world, but how He uses them to shape and change the trip participants forever. To borrow the words of Bob Goff, “I used to think you had to be special for God to use you, but now I know you simply need to say yes.”

The Cause

Everyone Deserves to Hear the Gospel

Venture partners with local communities to bring food security, education, discipleship, and the gospel to the least reached and most vulnerable people in the world.

We engage religious leaders, local governments, community members, and partner non-profits to meet the most pressing needs in remote, conflict-ridden, and desperate regions.

The Across America tour will specifically raise money to fund our refugee feeding programs in Southeast Asia, which is home to the world’s longest-running civil war. This war has displaced over 4 million people from their homes, hundreds of thousands of whom still live in Internally Displaced Person (IDP) or refugee camps in the region.

Venture works within the most remote and hardest-struck refugee regions in Southeast Asia to provide nutritious food for the people living in these camps. Through a partnership with Feed My Starving Children, we provide hundreds of thousands of meals every year to refugee camps in Southeast Asia.

Learn More

Bee Kay

Refugee

We make one pack last 9 meals; we stretch them out to make them last longer. My grandchildren think it is very delicious. My three grandchildren live with me because the army killed my son. So I am now responsible for them. We can’t grow food because we are always fleeing from the war.

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