Journey of Hope 2021 Team

Orientation & Kickoff

Important travel information for team members and kickoff details for family and friends!

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 Journey of Hope arrives at the US Capitol and we celebrate their accomplishments!

Team Photos

Check out all our teams in action on Flickr!

View Photos

North Route

2021 Itinerary
63 Days | 3,700 Miles


2021 Itinerary
59 Days | 3,700 Miles

Ride Along with the Team!

Want to spend the day on the road with the team? Details coming this Spring!

Team Roster

Jaime JimenezProject ManagerLoyola University New OrleansHouston, TX
Ryan MillerProject ManagerUniversity of ConnecticutWillington, CT
Michael BerstrandCrewLoyola University New OrleansMetairie, LA
Davis CrosbyCrewTroy UniversityMagnolia Springs, AL
Neil JonesCrewIndiana State UniversityLawrenceburg, IN
Aaron BarnabasCyclistUC BerkeleyPlacentia, CA
Max BeffelCyclistWestern Michigan UniversityKalamazoo, MI
Julian CamilleriCyclistOregon StateConcord
Julian ChavezCyclistColorado State UniversityLakewood, CO
Nick ColegroveCyclistUniversity of IllinoisChicago, IL
Aidan ConnollyCyclistIona CollegeBronxville
Harry CovertCyclistCU - BoulderHighlands Ranch
Ben CoxCyclistTroy UniversityBirmingham, AL
Matt DaviesCyclistTemple UniversityNewtown, PA
Nathan DoddCyclistCal Poly - San Luis ObispoSalinas, CA
Josh EdgarCyclistKansas State UniversityWichita, KS
Connor FlattCyclistUniversity of MissouriColumbia, MO
Joriah GordenCyclistNorthern Arizona UniversityUniversity Place, WA
Henry GramstrupCyclistUniversity of IowaTorrance, CA
Tony HelfrichCyclistMissouri StateShawnee, KS
Dalton JamesCyclistNC StateLawndale, NC
Ben JohnsonCyclistUniversity of WisconsinBlaine, MN
Zachary KayCyclistUMBCFort Meade, MD
Nico KrachenfelsCyclistUNC - Chapel HillChapel Hill, NC
Kelin LaingCyclistColorado State UniversityCoronado, CO
Jason LauCyclistUC - DavisSan Ramon, CA
Jack LaughlinCyclistLoyola University New OrleansDeLand, FL
Matt LavoieCyclistUniversity of ConnecticutBerlin, CT
Tristan LehmillerCyclistOhio State UniversityPowell, OH
Kyle LeinauerCyclistUniversity of MissouriSt. Louis, MO
Anthony LejaCyclistUniversity of IllinoisAlgonquin, IL
John LogarCyclistUniversity of CincinnatiGrafton, OH
Jose Lopez-MarreroCyclistFlorida Gulf CoastHomestead, FL
Jack McCarthyCyclistUniversity of San DiegoMendham, NJ
Rohit NaiduCyclistPurdue UniversityAurora, IL
TJ PetitCyclistUniversity of ConnecticutBristol, CT
Elvis PlavsicCyclistOhio State UniversityBoston, MA
Ben PulliamCyclistUniversity of North TexasAlbuquerque, NM
Clayton RogersCyclistTexas Christian UniversityColumbus, OH
Logan RogersCyclistLouisiana Tech UniversityCovington, LA
Nick RyanCyclistLoyola University New OrleansCohasset, MA
Quinten SherwoodCyclistTemple UniversityPottstown, PA
Alex SimpsonCyclistNC StateHuntersville, NC
Asher SmithCyclistTexas Christian UniversityDallas, TX
Kyle StringfellowCyclistCal Poly - San Luis ObispoCarlsbad, CA
Payton WareCyclistUniversity of Southern MississippiHattiesburg, MS
Killian WelschCyclistOhio State UniversityToledo, OH
Calvin WhetstoneCyclistPurdue UniversityBrownsburg, IN
Liam WymanCyclistNC StateShrewsbury, MA

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

North Route

Arrive by June 16th, 2021
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 23rd, 2021
Christ United Methodist Church
2375 E. 3300 S.
Salt Lake City, UT 84109
Attn: Journey of Hope –(Team Member Name)

Arrive July 3rd, 2021
Mountaingate Capital
Attn: Sarah Rickenbacker
1800 Larimer Street, Ste. 2200
Denver, CO 80202
Journey of Hope –(Team Member Name)

Arrive by July 13th, 2021
Westwood Church
c/o Connie Wismer
13056 Atwood Avenue
Omaha, NE 68144
Attn: Journey of Hope –(Team Member Name)

Arrive by July 25th, 2021
North Suburban YMCA
c/o Kim Nyren
2705 Techny Rd.
Northbrook, IL 60062
Attn: Journey of Hope –(Team Member Name)

Arrive by July 31st, 2021
Ken and Michelle Sutter
649 Marilyn Drive
Rossford, OH 43460
Attn: Journey of Hope –(Team Member Name)

Mail Drops

South Route

Arrive by June 15, 2021
Abundant Grace Assembly of God
c/o Lori Wiles
3516 McCulloch Blvd
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406
Attn: Journey of Hope –(Team Member Name)

Arrive by July 5, 2021
Tobosa Developmental Services
c/o Melinda Olivas
204 West Second ST Suite 1
Roswell, NM 88201
Attn: Journey of Hope –(Team Member Name)

Arrive by July 9, 2021
Randy Stillinger
1090 Misty Oaks Ln.
Keller, TX 76248
Attn: Journey of Hope –(Team Member Name)

Arrive by July 21, 2021
Hank Barnes
141 Lee Road 2191
Salem, AL 36874
Attn: Journey of Hope –(Team Member Name)

Arrive by July 29, 2021
The Ability Experience
2015 Ayrsley Town Blvd. Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28273
Attn: Journey of Hope –(Team Member Name)