We are so excited you are interested in being part of the Loving Accountability Bike Tour! This five day bike tour in the Ventura County and Santa Barbara County will challenge all of us physically, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally. This is a Spirit Bike Tour, meaning we are all riding with intention, gratitude, and a frequency of love. Therefore, it requires that everyone participating have self-discipline on our trip. Self-discipline means that on our journey we must be accountable to ourselves, the earth, and each other. For this reason this journey will aim to be zero-waste and fueled predominantly with wholesome and plant-based foods - junk food, sugary drink, alcohol and other substances are not part of our tour. It is also important to note that we will not have a support vehicle, which means that every single participant will have to get a health physical, pack light, cary group gear, and carry trash out. Finally, it will mean that we will all have to do our best to keep timely so our bike riding is safe and our skill shares can happen. This means everyone of us will have to manage our time in packing, helping the group, and meeting our own needs on a daily basis and before the trip.
Besides what is require on the actual tour everyone must be available in Los Angeles for the following pre-tour dates: Saturdays in February 13th, 27th and March 7th and 26th.
On these dates we will prepare everyone for the journey and ask that everyone meet the following assignments: bicycle safety check, equipment check, medical check, and put in bike riding mileage, etc. We are a resourceful collective with a lot of DIY ideas for how to bike tour, so these trainings are meant to support you in finding the best touring situation for you. In addition, we provide access to free camping equipment and more.Their are many costs associated to food and transportation and we are doing the best to maintain them low.
Each participant will need to contribute $175-$225 dollars. For those who aren't able to self-finance this tour, we provide bountiful support to fundraise. Our teenagers this last fall fundraised for their Bike Tour and each raised $150-$240. The teens accomplish this by asking and by selling the merchandise that we provided! Additionally, last years bike tourers organized with 2mex, Cihuatl Ce and other local artists to throw a fundraiser show which greatly reduced their costs. The fundraising Magic is possible!!
We only have space for about 8 participants and a few facilitators so please submit this questionnaire by February 5th, we will send final notice on the 6th. PLEASE RESPOND CONCISELY under 3 sentences for each question would be great and we welcome lists and bullet points. If you are stuck on anything or have any concerns please let us know because we want to support people's bike touring dreams! This includes money, gear, or even filling out this form.
WE ARE LEAVING FROM UNION STATION AT 4PM ON THURSDAY, MARCH 31TH AND RETURNING TO UNION STATION AT 8:30am On Tuesday 5th! The bike tour takes place in Ventura and Santa Barbara County.