The Ride

Sea to Sea is a bicycling mission fighting poverty through fundraising and awareness. Poverty is a real, immediate problem. 800 million people live in extreme poverty in the world today and nearly half of the world is living on less than $2.50 per day. Sea to Sea is a response to global poverty—we can and should be working toward solutions. So we cycle.

How we fight poverty: Sea to Sea supports the co-hosts, Partners Worldwide and World Renew, in their efforts to fight poverty around the world.

Partners Worldwide is a global Christian network that uses business as the way to end poverty. We partner with local businesses and businesspeople around the world to use four methods–mentoring, training, access to capital, and advocacy–with the mission of ending poverty.

World Renew envisions a world where people experience and extend Christ’s compassion and live together in hope as God’s community. Through microloans, community development, and savings groups, World Renew is equipping people struggling with poverty to change their stories so that more communities can achieve enough food, good health, fruitful work, and greater peace and justice.

Ways to Participate.

Full Ride

Two Weeks

One Week

Volunteer

Ride Details.

Costs:

Trip costs vary, as each rider works within their own budget during the tour. The only required expense is travel to and from the start and finish of the tour. Riders are also responsible for bringing their own gear, including bike, shoes, helmet, packs, etc. See our gear recommendations in our Rider Resource Kit for more information.

Preparation:

Riders are advised to complete our training program prior to joining the Sea to Sea tour. Information packs are sent to riders in the spring of the event year, along with reminders of their fundraising status, packing lists, travel rules, and the official “Rules on the Road” for participants.

Accommodation & Meals:

Riders can leave their wallets at home–all they need is a passport! Meals, accommodation, and fees along the way are taken care of. Some participants do treat themselves to meals out or a night or two in local hotels, but this is completely optional. We’ve got everything riders need to make it from start to finish on the tour. 

Arrivals:

Riders will be instructed on when and where to arrive for their leg along with any transportation information in the informational email sent to all participants before the leg begins.

The Legs of the Route.

Full Ride.

Vancouver - Halifax

6,750 km / 4,200 mi   6/26/2017 - 8/31/2017 Take on the full route: Sea to Sea. Riding from Vancouver, BC to Halifax, NS, the full ride spans across all of beautiful North America. Along the route you'll see mountainous terrain, rolling plains, towering forests, and endless blue skies. Come along for the ride.

Leg One.

Vancouver - Calgary

1172 km / 728 mi   6/26/2017 - 7/8/2017 Sea to Sea 2017 fittingly begins on the Pacific coast in the most ethnically diverse and densely populated city in Canada. Riders will pass soaring peaks, pristine mountain lakes, treasured national parks like Banff, Glacier, Yoho and Mt. Revelstoke, and cross the continental divide to enter the province of Alberta.

Leg Two.

Calgary - Regina

951 km / 591 mi   7/9/2017 - 7/15/2017   After two weeks of beautiful mountainous terrain, participants will enter the big skies and horizontal scale of eastern Alberta and Saskatchewan. If you’re looking for the flat stage, this is the leg for you.

Leg Three.

Regina - Winnipeg

573 km / 356 mi   7/16/2017 - 7/22/2017 The second flat leg of the tour on the plains finds you venturing north of the TransCanada Highway, pedaling through the Qu’appelle River Valley, across bright yellow fields of Canola (CAN – for Canada and OLA for oil low acid) and under endless blue skies.

Leg Four.

Grand Rapids (MN) - Sault St. Marie (MI)

814 km / 506 mi   7/27/2017 - 8/3/2017 The only leg in the United States begins along the Mississippi River just miles from its headwaters. You’ve left the plains and are now in the vast emerald northern forests which will continue until you reach the Atlantic Ocean.*not directly connected to legs 3 & 5 for ease of access

Leg Five.

Espanola - Ottawa

832 km / 517 mi   8/6/2017 - 8/12/2017 The tour travels through a diverse scale of natural wonder. You will ride over the  once-largest mountains in the world, across some of the oldest exposed rock in the world and along the largest fresh water reserve in the world.

Leg Six.

Ottawa - Halifax

1753 km / 1089 mi   8/13/2017 - 8/31/2017 The final weeks of the tour will have you cycling through five provinces, along the mighty St. Lawrence River and the region known as the Maritimes. Learn how war and natural disasters create poverty and the work done by World Renew and Partners Worldwide to help those impacted around the globe.

Ride History

The genesis of Sea to Sea can be traced back to a memo written on November 2, 2002. A missionary nurse’s description of a fundraiser that spanned the Appalachian trail inspired Sea to Sea to be formed. After 3 years of planning, the first Sea to Sea tour celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Christian Reformed Church in Canada and funded organizations focused on ending poverty.

Since then, Sea to Sea tours have raised more than $5.5 million to support over 100 organizations focused on ending poverty both locally and globally. Today, Sea to Sea, hosted by World Renew and Partners Worldwide, continues to partner with churches and non-profits focused on freeing people from the cycle of poverty. Be a part of our history and someone’s future, join us in the next Sea to Sea tour.

Participant and donor information will be shared between World Renew and Partners Worldwide.