Century Ride on March 18th

Hi all,

Most of the information is up-to-date now. From Monday, March 13th and through the rest of the week, the best people to contact about details will be DJ and Jono. I will be busy with getting food ready – I will be making scones, chocolate chip cookies, sourdough bread, granola bars, rice cakes, and date balls!

Below this, you will see important links and downloads as well as the lists of ingredients for the snacks that I am making in case you have any food allergies.


-Be sure to pack before dinner on Friday, March 17th.

-Be sure to bring two copies of your emergency medical information to dinner on Friday, March 17th!

Potluck Link (Emilio has sent an invitation to your email so you can update)


Ingredient List

Sourdough Vanilla Scones
AP flour, butter, sugar, water, coconut cream, vanilla extract, and salt

Sourdough Chocolate Chip Cookies
AP flour, chocolate chips, sugar, butter, water, eggs, vanilla extract, and salt

Sourdough Bread
Water, whole wheat flour, white wheat flour, and salt

Granola Bars
Sunflower oil, sugar, honey, peanut butter, raisins, dates, vanilla extract, flaked almonds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and rolled oats

Date Balls
Dates, oats, sesame seeds, almonds, and agave nectar

Rice Cakes
White rice, water, sugar, vanilla extract, creamed coconut

Primary Useful Links

Submit Entry Fee and Emergency Contact
How to Sign up as a Cyclist
Team World Vision Homepage
Reserve your Hotel Room at the Omni Hotel in Los Angeles


Welcome to the Team World Vision Cycling Team. Brianna, DJ, Jono, and I are excited that you are joining us to partner with World Vision to raise money for clean water in the DR Congo.

Our first official ride as a group is Saturday, November 5th starting at 8:30 am at the bird refuge. We ask that you make at least 50% of the rides when participating in this event to build team community synergy. Group rides will be organized every Saturday morning (unless it gets rained out).

This year’s fundraising goal is to raise money for clean water for 40 people in the DR Congo. Every $50 raised is enough clean water for one person-that is a huge impact for a small amount! We will be sharing fundraising tips every week or so along the way.

Below, we have included some information:

  • Useful Links
  • Downloadable Files
  • Weekend Training Schedule
  • Notes from Lyndsey’s sermon on November 30, 2022 (See this section for WHY we are doing this event)
  • Need a Bike? (to be filled in with bikes for sale/bikes to borrow)

Information will be updated when necessary. This year we are also asking participants to pay $100 to enter the event to cover gas, first aid supplies, spare bike supplies, Emilio’s homemade snacks (so good!), supplies for the sag wagon, treats for our amazing sag wagon drivers, and a world vision clothing item (to be determined). Click on THIS LINK to submit the entry fee and emergency contacts for this event.

Let us know if you ever have any questions or concerns.

Emilio and Jono
(805) 319-8404 and (805) 886-3003

Useful Links

Submit Entry Fee and Emergency Contact
How to Sign up as a Cyclist
Team World Vision Homepage
Santa Barbara Oceanhills LA Marathon Page
Team World Vision Facebook Page
Team World Vision Store
World Vision Facts about the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Fundraising Resources
Youtube Video for use in Fundraising Letter
Strava Group

TWV-2023-Itinerary (Coming Soon)

Sermon from Oceanhills (November 30, 2022)

Youtube Link

-Women and children have dropped jerrycans and stopped life-threatening daily walks and let them trade them for school books and business plans.
-Men restored, marriages revived. Men in the DR Congo abandon their families and beat their wives and their kids because of the pressure of extreme poverty. Clean water frees men of this impact as well.
-World Vision partnered with the UN in 2016 that they are going to try to reach everyone everywhere they work to reach 50 million people. As of 2022, 25 million people have been reached because of us.
-When we started as a church in 2014, sixteen hundred kids were dying every day under the age of 5 due to things like diarrhea-today it is 800.

  • Half the mothers that aren’t crying
  • Half the kids that aren’t dying

-In the next 5 years, World Vision has a plan in place for 200,000 more people in the DR Congo to receive clean water.

Story about WHY we are doing this:
Story about Patricia (18-year old that lives with her grandma and she loves school). At 16, she was making four trips about 3 km every trip to get water from a stream, and she carried a 20 liter jerrycan on her head. The water looked clean, but it was contaminated because animals used the stream as a bath and bathroom.

Additionally, there were boys and men who deliberately stand on her path and harass and threaten her. Some of them even told her that they would carry her water for her if she would just sleep with them-every day, four times a day. One day, Patricia had to go on more trips than usual, and she gave in, got pregnant, and was expelled from school. Under the weight of motherhood and water challenges, she slipped into depression.

This year (2022) World Vision implemented a well 200 meters from her home, and she is now back in school and has a healthy baby! This is our impact on the communities in the DR Congo

Stories about Democratic Republic of the Congo

Where Emilio stopped looking
A great podcast episode specific to the ECC and the DR Congo
Forced to flee: Top countries refugees are coming from (July 22, 2022)
What is a refugee? (September 8, 2022)
5 worst spots for hunger (April 4, 2022)
Peace on earth: Pray for people in conflict hot spots (November 22, 2021)
Democratic Republic of the Congo volcano: Facts and how to help (May 28, 2021)
Matthew 25: Prayer for refugees, disaster survivors (May 12, 2021)
10 worst countries for access to clean water (April 8, 2020)
6 of the worst disasters in 2019 (November 26, 2019)
What you need to know about child labor in photos (June 22, 2021)
DRC conflict: Facts, FAQs, and how to help (July 23, 2019)
7 of the worst disasters in 2018 (December 26, 2018)
Life frames: Our favorite photos of 2018 (December 10, 2018)
2018 life frames: Storytelling from World Vision photographers (October 18, 2018)
The importance of play when violence displaces childhood (August 6, 2018)