Q: How much is registration?
A: The Buddhist Bicycle Pilgrimage is run on a dana basis. The Buddha's teachings are given freely and are supported by "dana" or generosity. This ride is developed in the same spirit. There is no registration fee and support is requested as dana. Organized completely by volunteers all are working hard to find donations and other support to pull off the event. Any financial donations will go to logistical support of the ride and to our hosts.
  To find out more about dana, visit this link at the Spirit Rock website.
Q: Who will receive the proceeds?
A: When the event is over, all remaining funds will be donated to our three hosts: Spirit Rock Meditation Center, the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas and the Abhayagiri Monastery.
Q: What will our "accommodations" be like?
A: On Saturday night, we will be staying at the Cloverdale KOA. It is a very comfortable campground with many amenities, including hot showers and a pool! You will need to bring a tent, sleeping bag, and a sleeping pad.
Q: Do I have to carry my own gear?
A: No. We transport all your gear in our large truck.
Q: What if I can't complete the ride?
A: If for any reason you can't complete the ride, whether illness, accident, or just ran out of energy, don't worry. You'll be able to hitch a ride with one of the support vehicles and accompany the pilgrimage that way.
Q: What food will be provided?
A: There will be plenty of healthy (and not-so-healthy) biking food. We will list a complete menu on the website closer to the event. The menus will include vegetarian options, but we will have a limited capability to accommodate dietary restrictions, so please feel free to bring additional food, if necessary.
  On Day #1 we will meet at 6:30 am Saturday morning at Spirit Rock. Please come with a full stomach, as there will not be any breakfast items provided.
  There will be 4 pit stops on Day #1 with energy bars, sports drink, fruit, cookies, etc. You will have the opportunity to buy lunch in Guerneville.
  Upon reaching the campground there will be some excellent "ride's end" food and snacks, and later what promises to be a truly mouth watering dinner. Check it out on our MENU page!
  Day #2 begins with a full breakfast and 2 pit stops. We will eat a great vegetarian lunch at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas. There will be food at the Abhayagiri Monastery at ride's end.
Q: How do I get home from the end of the ride at Abhayagiri Monastery?
A: Friends and family are invited to join us at the closing ceremony at the Abhayagiri Monastery on Sunday afternoon. This is recommended as there is no planned transportation back to Spirit Rock. We will be helping to arrange carpools. If you have any friends who have a large vehicle and can drive others home, that would be great!
Q: How can I help?
A: We are asking that all riders participate in the spirit of community by donating something; time, a bag of oranges, a cooler on loan, be available to give someone a ride home in your vehicle. Our website will post a list of needed items. Please check the site before the ride to find out what you can do!
  We are also looking for volunteers to help support the ride. Please register as a volunteer and let us know if you have a preference of what to do. We will also post a list of "job opportunities" online!