The I Will Go Ride. 8 riders, cycling across America raising awareness for the call to say “I Will Go”. We are calling Adventists everywhere to respond to the call to take personal ownership for mission – sharing the love and message of Jesus with the people around us.

Our ride is inspired by the work of Phillip and Frederick Reekie. Both were Christian book-sellers, who rode bicycles thousands of miles through remote parts of Australia during the 1800s selling Christian literature. In the remote New South Wales town of Eugowra, Phillip met Tom Kent, who had just lost his wife, and was left with the care of their eleven children. Tom purchased the book ‘The Great Controversy’, and his life was transformed.

Tom lent that book to his neighbors and five other families, who were also so moved by the book, they and their families received Christ. Each of these families went on to contribute in a significant way to the development of the Adventist Church in Australia and beyond. Over 20,000 lives were changed through that one book – including that of Pastor Anthony Kent and Rob Hansford, 2 of our riders.

I Will Go Riders will come together from across the globe – Australia, America and Vietnam. We will cover over 1000 miles (1600km) from Washington D.C. to the General Conference in St Louis, sharing the love and message of Christ allong with the book “The Great Controversy” with those we meet along the way.

The course will be gruelling, and includes nine full centuries (100 mile/160km rides) over the 15 days. The toughest of these on day 3 with 125 miles and 12,830ft elevation (195km and almost 4000m elevation). We have been in training since 2021 – preparing our bodies and minds for the ride of a lifetime, and the demands of back-to-back endurance riding.

Join us on our journey, and be part of this epic adventure on social media! Follow our interactions with people along the way, and send us a message about yourself and your own gospel mission. Above all please support us with your prayers – in your small group, with freinds, or at your church.

Your encouragement will keep us rolling.. after all, our journey is your journey too – we can all say “I Will Go”

Please help us change lives!

We have stepped out in faith and ordered several thousand copies of ‘Your Bible and You’ and ‘The Great Controversy’ to share with the people we meet along the road to St Louis.

We are inspired by the story of Tom Kent – how one copy of one of these books changed over 20,000 lives. We hope you are too.

If you are able to sponsor some books for us to share, please click here or on the book cover to be directed to instructions on how you can give. Thank you in advance! IWGRiders

The Ride

Strava routes are provided as a guide only to give an indication of the route. Cyclists will appreciate the strava routes which give an indication of distance and elevation. Cyclists please do not attempt to ride with the riders during their journey due to the need to keep rider safety paramount. They will be more…

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The Riders

You can send messages of support on instagram or facebook using the handle @iwillgoride Glenn Townend Church: The Haven at Central Coast Adventist School Ministry Passion: Disciple-making – seeing every person becoming a disciple of Jesus and fulfilling God’s call on their life. Favourite leisure time (besides cycling): Gardening – both road and mountain biking Bike:…

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Social Media

Follow the daily journey of the riders and send messages of support on instagram or facebook in the lead up to and during the ride. Instagram (where we post) Go to https://www.instagram.com/iwillgoride or go to https://www.instagram.com and search for @iwillgoride Facebook (updates also appear here) Go to https://www.facebook.com/IWillGoRide or go to https://www.facebook.com and search for…

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Ride Partners

Our riders are traveling across America, providing for their accommodation, jerseys, bibs and food at their own expense. Each has taken leave to on their own time and at significant personal risk. The books they will distribute, some riding accessories (helmets and socks) have been generously supplied. Tailwind Nutrition Vietnam has sponsored all of our…

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YOUR SUPPORT

Our riders and sponsors have covered the costs associated with the ride itself, so that you can support these 2 causes for maximum impact. Please support us by donating either the 10,000 toes campaign to change lives across the Pacific, or Global Mission to provide hope-filled literature for sharing with people far from God.. South…

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