About the Tour

For Well-Being / Para Bien Estar

 


Whose Number is this?

On June 6, 2005, Jason Hill got on his bicycle in Deadhorse, Alaska (located on Prudhoe Bay) and began pedalling. His destination is Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. It's about 19,000 miles and he figures that it will take him about 2 years. He has named his ride Tour Para Bien Estar -- Tour For Well-Being -- and his goal is to raise international awareness for homeless and at-risk kids.

 

Why? Here's a letter from Jason:

 

"My mission is to work with young adults along the route promoting awareness of youth issues, sharing goal-setting skills and encouraging community involvement...

 

"The causes of homelessness are no different in Alaska than they are elsewhere; kids seek shelter to get away from disruptive and abusive family conditions, financial problems, legal problems and residential instability. Sharing my bike tour with young adults will show that anything is attainable if they have the passion and know how to plan and set goals."

 

For the past year, Jason has been a volunteer at Covenant House Alaska in Anchorage. Covenant House Alaska has been serving homeless and runaway youth in Anchorage for 14 years, and they are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for kids in crisis. Click here to read a letter from the Executive Director about Jason's journey.

 

Please keep checking back at this site; we will be posting Jason's tales from the road and keeping you updated on his progress.

 

We hope that you will consider offering your support for Jason's transcontinental trek -- you can donate using your Visa or Mastercard by clicking on the button below.