This summer, Spokes America is sending a team of 8 MIT students on a cross-country bike ride starting in D.C. and ending in San Francisco. Over the course of 75 days, our team will bike over 3,500 miles and host Learning Festivals in small towns along the route.
WHO WE ARE
Spokes America is a non-profit, student-run initiative as part of an effort to rethink STEM education.
We are a team of 8 students comprised of five freshmen, one sophomore, one senior, and a recent graduate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA. We all came to MIT to pursue our passions in math, science and even humanities, but more importantly, we believe in sharing our knowledge with others to inspire future generations. Check out our Team to learn more about each one of us!
WHAT WE DO
We create curriculums that complement each school's curriculum inspired by MIT's hands-on approach to education. We teach these workshops to schools, libraries, and summer camps all across the United States. We establish strong connections with communities, students, and host families along the way. We camp. We sweat (a lot). We become a family.
Oh yeah...and we bike the whole 3,500 miles.
Our initiative is two-fold. We want to show that yes, engineers and scientists can be athletic too. We're breaking stereotypes. We're also stepping out of our comfort zones, physically and mentally. And...how many people can say they've biked across the United States of America?
WE NEED YOUR HELP
We'd love to do what we do for free, but with a trip this big, we need the support of dedicated individuals like yourself. We still need an additional $8,000 to make this trip happen. If you connect with our mission and want to help us reach out to kids across America, please consider supporting us. If you are a cycling advocate or enthusiast, please consider supporting our journey as we tackle this challenge. If you are just shocked that people actually do this thing, please consider donating so we CAN complete this trip!