Bringing living water and the Word to the most desolate place one earth.

Our Mission:

Water and the Word.

We are bringing water to one of the most forgotten and desolate places on earth. Western Zambia.


Why we do what we do.

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The Ride

Hope Ride is a six-day, six-hundred-mile bicycle epic that travels through four nations to help raise funds in the support of missionary and humanitarian efforts in west Zambia. In 2011, working in partnership with Reaching a Generation, Pastor David Crabtree connected his love of cycling with a passion for missions, creating a vehicle that provides living water for the soul and clean water for the villages in this forgotten corner of the world.

Beginning in South Africa, Hope Ride’s route includes a crossing of the Chobe National Wildlife Reserve in Botswana, where elephants roam free and horizons seem boundless. Namibia serves as a gateway to west Zambia and the mighty Zambesi River, where the journey ends near the town of Sioma.


Missional Partner

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In South Africa and Zambia we work with Reaching a Generation, a South African-based ministry whose mission is  to reach children and influence  the influencers for the next   generation. This mission is  accomplished  with creative products, leadership development, community outreach, school chaplaincy, provision of local church resources, feeding programs, and fresh water wells. Our on-the-ground team in Zambia numbers more than sixty workers in forty villages.

Reaching a Generation and Hope Ride are changing the world one child at a time.

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Our Impact

Working with Reaching a Generation, Hope Ride is addressing fresh water needs, food insecurity, spiritual hunger, and lack of economic opportunity in Zambia.



water wells drilled

Reaching a Generation has its own well-drilling rig and crew on the ground in Zambia installing a well for just $5000USD



Children’s churches established

Hope Ride funds children’s churches in the remote reaches of Western Zambia to extend the love of Christ and opportunities for discipleship in the villages.


Moringa trees planted

The Moringa is a life-giving tree whose leaves, roots, seeds, and flowers  are of high nutritional value. The Moringa is called Africa’s “miracle tree.”



children in feeding programs

Hope Ride Funding provides daily meals to children who travel in from the villages to attend a school during the week.


Imagine hope centers built

Imagine Hope Centers provide a training and discipleship center for girls at risk in a culture where child marriage common and those unchosen are vulnerable to exploitation and poverty.



churches established

Since planting our first children’s church, six years ago, we have seen such growth that we  are now launching churches to grow up with this emerging generation.


In The News

Check out this article from the Greensboro News and Record.

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August 2018

I cannot believe what God has done with something as silly as a bike ride.

David Crabtree, Hope Ride Director



Get Involved



We need your prayers for protection and favor on the roads and across the borders in Southern Africa.


Hope Ride is sponsored by businesses to cover the costs of sending a team to Zambia. Sponsorships are available from $500 – $1500.00 and feature your logo on team kit and t-shirts.


Due to sponsor funding for the overhead costs of Hope Ride, your giving goes directly to drilling wells, forming Sunday Schools and Churches, feeding the hungry, and reaching the most vulnerable in a broken world.  $5000.00 drills a life-giving well. in a Zambian village.


Consider training for an epic adventure in Africa on the Hope Ride North or South Team. The North Team rides 600 miles in 6 days. The South Team rides 200 miles over 4 days.