Hi! Chelsea and Rebekah here! We’re two volunteers in Brethren Volunteer Service who will be biking across the country, coast to coast. We’ll be making many stops on the way, encouraging the gift of service, advocating justice, and working for peace. We’re excited to be able to spend time with people and communities- learning, understanding and sharing stories!
We invite you to be a part of our journey! Come join us on a bike, host us, keep us in your thoughts and prayers, plan an event, keep up with our blog, or follow us on twitter! We plan to start May 1st on the coast of Virginia, with hopes to finish August 22nd on the Oregon coast.
We’re going to be keeping you up to date with stories of our journey, by posting pictures in our Gallery, posting where we’ve been on our map, tweeting daily happening, and giving you a more in-depth look at our trip through our blog.
Thanks for joining the journey!
Chelsea and Rebekah
Rebekah Maldonado-Nofziger and Chelsea Goss
We believe that biking is a way to be in solidarity with the earth and with people around the world. Biking is a form of advocating for justice, peace and service, which is a small step to improve the lives of all. We are excited that we can take this route-with less harm to our environment and our friends around the world. Biking is a vivid statement on what we believe and how we want to live out our lives.
Graduated from: Eastern Mennonite University- Bachelors of Science in Nursing
Fun fact: I enjoy playing Settler’s of Catan!
Favorite food: Sopa de Mani and cunape (Bolivia) & gummi bears, canned grape juice and popcorn
Place she’d like to visit: Nicaragua
Hopes for her future: To work as a nurse in public health and eventually ride my bike to Bolivia
Favorite Sports: Volleyball!!!
Favorite Book: The Red Tree by Shaun Tan
What other areas do you want to study: Public Health & Community Health, Theology
Others: I love my family! I eventually want to live on a farm with my family.
Graduated from: Bridgewater College with a BA in Liberal Studies
Favorite food: Anything I don’t have to cook.
Place she’d like to visit: Bhutan and New Zealand
Hopes for her future: To find a sustainable way to live in an intentional community and find more ways to implement peace education.
Favorite Sports: I’m a big runner, but I’ll never say no to a game of ping pong! Tennis, Golf, Football and Volleyball are also some favorites.
What other areas do you want to study: Conflict Transformation, Community Development, Permaculture Design, and Sustainability.
Others: I really enjoy the outdoors! Camping, Hiking and Kayaking!