A national non-profit organization is using bike trip across the country to spread the word about affordable housing causes and give young people the chance for a little adventure.
Bike & Build Inc. offers eight cross country biking trips each summer that gives 18 to 25 year old riders the opportunity to experience first hand the affordable housing need in the United States. The riders stop in towns along the route and help with construction of affordable housing units. They also meet with local officials and community members to discuss affordable housing issues.
"I would say, Bike and Build is an incredible opportunity to get young people out to get across the country and get exposed to housing situations," said rider leader Christopher Clark.
On Wednesday, a group of 30 of the cyclists from Bike & Build rode into Spokane after doing several other trips around the country. They started their trip on June 13 in Providence, Rhode Island and are headed to Seattle.
They've done several projects along the way from Iowa, to Ohio to Montana. As Clark said, it's been more than a trip to help those in need, it has been an adventure.