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Why We Ride

Envisioning a society that embraces the immeasurable worth of every human life.

In 11 years, Biking for Babies has:

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133
133
Young Adults Formed and Completed the National Ride
65
65
Pregnancy Resource Centers Supported
$800k
$800k
Donated to Life-Affirming Work
25,000
25,000
Miles Pedaled Across the Nation
THIS IS OUR MISSION:

to renew a culture of life.

Since 2009, we’ve biked across the country for life. We share our joy in sacrificing for the sake of others, others who we may never meet.
Will you join us?

Who We Are

Our leaders and advisory board guide our vision and keep our mission alive. Learn more about them today!

Who We Serve

We partner with pregnancy resource centers who provide direct care for women and families in need. 

Mike Schaefer and Jimmy Becker, On The Bikes 2009
Mike, Jimmy and Brock, 2009

FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS

How Biking for Babies began as the “Mike & Jimmy” Show

Two young men in college set out to accomplish a mission, which has grown into a national movement of culture changers.

Biking for Babies started because two young men were inspired to make the spirit of pro-life work more accessible to others and themselves—trying to experience, in some small measure, the endurance and commitment that is tried upon the young women and families in the face of an unexpected pregnancy.

Jimmy Becker and Mike Shaefer took their bikes to Southern Illinois University Carbondale in March 2009 with the goal to bicycle 600 miles in order to fundraise and raise awareness for the women and family-focused efforts taking place at pregnancy resource centers.

Since successfully completing that first journey and fundraising $14,000, Biking for Babies has been blessed with a steadily increasing stream of young people who have been inspired to express their own personal desire to make the “endurance and commitment” required of pro-life work real to themselves and others.

Each of the college students and young adults that have participated since 2009 have built friendships with each other, despite hardship along the way, and with those we have been honored and blessed to meet during our travels.

Since successfully completing that first journey and fundraising $14,000, Biking for Babies has been blessed with a steadily increasing stream of young people who have been inspired to express their own personal desire to make the “endurance and commitment” required of pro-life work real to themselves and others.

Over 60 college students and young adults have participated since 2009—each of them building friendships with each other despite hardship along the way and with those we have been honored and blessed to meet during our travels.

The history of Biking for Babies is not best understood in miles bicycled or money fundraised, but, rather is part of the penetrating story of pro-life work that is alive and growing stronger—in our families, churches, communities, and in our own hearts.

Thank you for visiting our website and we hope that you are inspired, as I have been inspired, by the courage and joy that so many of my new friends have brought to my life.

– Mike Shaefer, co-founder of Biking for Babies

Our Vision

Our vision is a society that embraces the immeasurable worth of every human life from conception to natural death.

Our Mission

The mission of Biking for Babies is to renew the Culture of Life, one pedal stroke, and one pregnancy resource center at a time, by increasing PRC awareness, raising financial and spiritual support, and forming pro-life missionaries.

Our History

Biking for Babies started because two young men were inspired to make the spirit of pro-life work more accessible to others and themselves. Click here to check out our milestones.