Journey of Hope 2019 Team

Orientation & Kickoff

Join us as our teams depart on the adventure of a lifetime!

Team Journals

Discovery what our teams are up to everyday on the road!

Family Visits

Family and friends are invited to join the teams in designated cites halfway through through the trip!


Join us as all three teams ride into the US Capitol and celebrate their accomplishments!

Team Photos

Check out all our teams in action on Flickr!

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North Route

2020 Itinerary
63 Days | 3,725 Miles


2020 Itinerary
59 Days | 3,835 Miles

TransAmerica Route

2020 Itinerary
67 Days | 4,410 Miles

Ride Along with the Team!

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Journey of Hope 2019 Roster

Adam BrownNorth GeorgiaDavidson, NCProject ManagerTransAm
James MaloneyFlorida StateLongwood, FLProject ManagerSouth
Jeff MichaudNorth GeorgiaCumming, GAProject ManagerNorth
Antonio BurgessLouisvilleNoblesville, INCrewNorth
Joe CaggianoRITAmityville, NYCrewNorth
Tyler EhrlichVermontMiddletown, NJCrewSouth
Brett GibbonsIndiana StateGranger, INCrewSouth
Josh GibbsNorthern ColoradoLakewood, COCrewTransAm
John HamlinOklahomaToronto, ONCrewNorth
Richard HymanCentral FloridaVirginia Beach, VACrewNorth
James LytleBall StateMuncie, INCrewTransAm
Kohler MohrBall StateMorton Grove, ILCrewTransAm
Aidan O'BrienPenn StatePennsburg, PACrewSouth
Zach PlunkettTruman StateWildwood, MOCrewTransAm
Harrison RaftBall StateLake Forest, ILCrewTransAm
Kyle RamlowWestern IllinoisLincoln, ILCrewNorth
Trey StarshakCase WesternChicago, ILCrewSouth
Riley TimbrookBowling GreenDayton, OHCrewNorth
Ramiro VargasIdahoFruitland, IDCrewSouth
Scott AllsopWashingtonSumner, WACyclistSouth
Larkin AndreausVirginia TechRaleigh, NCCyclistTransAm
Taylor BabbUNC - Chapel HillIndian Trail, NCCyclistSouth
Michael BaileyPurdueFishers, INCyclistTransAm
Rob BaileySlippery RockMt. Pleasant, PACyclistTransAm
Jacob BanterPurdueFishers, INCyclistSouth
Will BowerUNC - Chapel HillCharlotte, NCCyclistSouth
Justin BrownWestern IllinoisRantoul, ILCyclistNorth
Alec BuckleyWashingtonLake Tapps, WACyclistSouth
Jacob CambreLouisiana TechMandeville, LACyclistTransAm
Andrew CaseyCal State - Long BeachLong Beach, CACyclistNorth
Hyun ChoiTexas - DallasPlano, TXCyclistTransAm
Calvin ColbyMiami - OhioNoblesville, INCyclistTransAm
Josh CovingtonUNC - CharlotteCharlotte, NCCyclistSouth
Campbell CrockettCU - BoulderDenver, COCyclistTransAm
Cole CunninghamBoise StateLas Vegas, NVCyclistSouth
Greg DellaniniCal State - Long BeachSan Francisco, CACyclistSouth
Brando DillWinthropPickens, SCCyclistNorth
Ryan DiverTexas ChristianGlen Ellyn, ILCyclistSouth
Paul DorschGeorgia TechWaterford, VACyclistTransAm
Richard DullUNC - Chapel HillWinston-Salem, NCCyclistTransAm
Pat FinnertyRITHorseheads, NYCyclistTransAm
John FitzpatrickRITGarnet Valley, PACyclistNorth
Alec FrammVirginia TechCharlotte, NCCyclistTransAm
Dan GogueAmericanBaltimore, MDCyclistTransAm
Dave GrossAppalachian StateGreensboro, NCCyclistSouth
Jason HeisterCU - Colorado SpringsColorado Springs, COCyclistTransAm
Konnor HodgesIowa StateAltoona, IACyclistSouth
Josh IngramSouthern MississippiHattiesburg, MSCyclistTransAm
Will IngramLoyola - New OrleansHattiesburg, MSCyclistNorth
Marcus JostPurdueNoblesville, INCyclistSouth
Shota KajiyaCU - BoulderDenver,COCyclistSouth
Andrew KaskiePurdueCarmel, INCyclistNorth
Kyle KearyUNC - Chapel HillMentor, OHCyclistNorth
Tyler KellyUNC - Chapel HillDenver, COCyclistTransAm
Henry KendrickAlabama - BirminghamBirmingham, ALCyclistNorth
Justas KlimaviciusStony BrookKaunas, LithuaniaCyclistNorth
Joe KnuePurdueZionsville, INCyclistNorth
Derek LaheyWestern IllinoisTaylorville, ILCyclistNorth
Conor LawlessUNC - CharlotteHarrisburg, NCCyclistNorth
Riley LuttgeharmLouisiana TechMonroe, LACyclistTransAm
Ben MarusRITMilford, CTCyclistSouth
Nick McAdamCU - BoulderAlamo, CACyclistSouth
Jared MehringWashington StateSpokane, WACyclistTransAm
Ryan MillerConnecticutChelmsford, MACyclistNorth
Cam MurerBall StateMuncie, INCyclistTransAm
Eric OverbyVirginia TechMidlothian, VACyclistNorth
Nate ParkerPurdueBoise, IDCyclistTransAm
Will PechousWisconsinKenosha, WICyclistNorth
Cam PetersonCU - BoulderBoulder, COCyclistTransAm
Phil PiaseckiUNC - Chapel HillWayne, PACyclistNorth
Rob RaesemanNorth FloridaJacksonville Beach, FLCyclistTransAm
Mark RobertsVirginia TechSan Diego, CACyclistNorth
Chase RogersTexas ChristianEvergreen, COCyclistNorth
Eric ShanerUMBCOdenton, MDCyclistSouth
Ian SundbergCincinnatiCincinnati, OHCyclistTransAm
Bridger TenneyTexas ChristianEvergreen, COCyclistNorth
Kyle Von der LindeIowa StateDes Moines, IACyclistSouth
Lukas WiedemannRITRochester, NYCyclistSouth
Chael WilliamsSouthern MississippiTupelo, MSCyclistSouth
David WolfCU - BoulderDenver, COCyclistNorth
Cal WonhamCU - BoulderLake Forest, ILCyclistNorth
Alan YangUC - DavisPleasanton, CACyclistNorth
Zac ZirpoloTexas ChristianSan Diego, CACyclistTransAm
Updated: 5/31/19

Mail Drops

Attention friends and family! As all three routes of Journey of Hope are making their way across the country, team members may need that little extra push from you in the form of a care package to get them through some hard miles between now and Washington, D.C. Below you’ll find the mail drops for all three Journey of Hope teams. At the end of each address block, please remember to include “Attn: Journey of Hope (Team Member Name)” in order to ensure that your son receives his package. Your mail/packages MUST arrive by the “Arrive by” dates listed below; there will be no forwarding of mail that has arrived after the deadlines. Please contact the The Ability Experience office with any questions!

Mail Drops

TransAmerica Route

Arrive by June 8th, 2019

The Salvation Army
c/o Amanda Mitchell
204 E. Indiana Ave.
Spokane, WA 99207
Attn: Journey of Hope – (Team Member Name)

Arrive by June 22nd, 2019

St. Thomas Episcopal Church
P.O. Box 735
Dubois, WY 82513
Attn: Journey of Hope – (Team Member Name)

Arrive by June 30th, 2019

Mountaingate Capital
Attn: Sarah Rickenbacker
1800 Larimer St. Ste. 2200
Denver, CO 80202
Attn: Journey of Hope – (Team Member Name)

Arrive by July 8th, 2019

Pratt Parks & Rec Municipal Building c/o Bruce Pinkall
117 W. 3rd. St.
Pratt, KS 67124
Attn: Journey of Hope – (Team Events)

Arrive by July 18th, 2019

The Foerstel Family
405 Unity Crossing Ct.
Saint Peters, MO 63376
Attn: Journey of Hope – (Team Member Name)

Arrive by July 25th, 2019

Mr. Michael Muse
985 Clough Pike
Cincinnati, OH 45245
Attn: Journey of Hope – (Team Member Name)

Arrive by August 2nd, 2019

First Evangelical Presbyterian Church c/o Lori Wright
2101 Jefferson St. SW
Roanoke, VA 24014
Attn: Journey of Hope – (Team Member Name)

Mail Drops

North Route

Arrive by June 12th, 2019

American Family Insurance Company
c/o Kadee Mason
808 College Pkwy. Ste. 106
Carson City, NV 89706
Attn: Journey of Hope – (Team Member Name)

Arrive by June 19th, 2019

Christ United Methodist Church
2375 E. 3300 S.
Salt Lake City, UT 84109
Attn: Journey of Hope – (Team Member Name)

Arrive June 30th, 2019

Mountaingate Capital
Attn: Sarah Rickenbacker
1800 Larimer Street, Ste. 2200
Denver, CO 80202
Journey of Hope – (Team Member Name)

Arrive by July 9th, 2019

Westwood Church
c/o Connie Wismer
13056 Atwood Avenue
Omaha, NE 68144
Attn: Journey of Hope – (Team Member Name)

Arrive by July 21st, 2019

North Suburban YMCA
c/o Kim Nyren
2705 Techny Rd.
Northbrook, IL 60062
Attn: Journey of Hope – (Team Member Name)

Arrive by July 30th, 2019

Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital Shaker Campus
c/o Bethany Battershell
2801 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Cleveland, OH 44104
Attn: Journey of Hope – (Team Member Name)

Mail Drops

South Route

Arrive by June 25th, 2019

Saint Anthony’s Indian School
P.O. Box 486 (for US mail/packages)
11 Saint Anthony Dr. (for couriers like UPS)
Zuni, NM 87327
Attn: Journey of Hope – (Team Member Name)

Arrive by July 1st, 2019

Tobosa Developmental Services c/o Melinda Olivas
110 E. Summit Street
Roswell, NM 88203
Attn: Journey of Hope – (Team Member Name)

Arrive by July 11th, 2019

Randy Stillinger
1090 Misty Oaks Ln.
Keller, TX 76248
Attn: Journey of Hope – (Team Member Name)

Arrive by July 23rd, 2019

Hank Barnes
71 Noles Road
Franklin, GA 30217
Attn: Journey of Hope – (Team Member Name)

Arrive by July 31st, 2019

The Ability Experience
2015 Ayrsely Town Blvd.
Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28273
Attn: Journey of Hope – (Team Member Name)