The Compassion Experience: February 15-18

What to Expect:

A self-guided tour* will immerse visitors in the lives of the children. Through the use of an iPod, a headset and over 2,000 square feet of interactive space, visitors will see the children’s homes, walk through schools and markets, and hear life-changing stories of hope—all from the perspective of a child whose life began in poverty.

This free event is appropriate for all ages and is an excellent opportunity for anyone who has never had the chance to travel outside the U.S. to get a small glimpse of what life can be like in developing countries.


Visitors are encouraged to make a reservation, however walk-ins are welcome. Groups of 20 or more should email changetour@compassion.com to reserve their space. 

We need volunteers to help make this a successful event! Learn more about opportunities to serve.

Next Ride: February 17, 2018

Start time: 7:30am

location: Spanish River church, 2400 yamato road, boca raton, fl, 33431

Route Details

Family fun ride

The Family Fun Ride is a four-mile ride, along with other activities for children 12 and under (must be chaperoned by an adult).

This is a wonderful family event and provides an opportunity for children to take part in raising support. 


Register 3 or more family members at once and get a $5 discount per person by entering code FAMILY2018 at checkout.

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30 Mile Route

The 30-mile route runs through Boca Raton and Delray Beach. There are several rest stops along the route.

This is a great route for novice riders or someone who wants to participate without serious training.

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The 62-mile route runs through Lake Worth, Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, and Boca Raton.

There are several rest stops along the route.

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Rider FAQ's

Where does the ride start and finish?

The ride starts and finishes at Spanish River Church at 2400 Yamato Road (at St. Andrews Blvd).


The registration fee for the 30 and 62 mile rides is $40 until February 1st, when it increases to $45.  The fee is $50 to register the day of the event.  The registration fee for the Family Fun Ride is $15 and $20 the day of the event.

Is this a timed event?

No, although there is a time clock to give you an idea for your time, this is not a timed event and riders are encouraged to ride in groups according to the pace they would like to ride.

What are the riding groups (distance and average speed in mph)?

62 mile:
A - 24+  B - 20 to 23  C - 16 to 19

30 mile:
B - 20 to 23  C - 16 to 19  D - 15 or less
D riders are encouraged to do the 30 mile route to ensure a return in time for lunch.

Is there a police escort?

Yes, there will be six PBSO sheriff deputies including an escort for the riders at the front and at key intersections along the 30 mile and 62 mile routes.  The Family Fun Ride is escorted by Boca Raton police.

Is there SAG support?

Yes, there are mechanics at each of the five rest stops along with two roving SAG vehicles.  There is a Ride 4 Orphans help phone number (printed on the map postcards) if you have trouble on the course.

Are food and drinks provided?

Yes, included with the registration is pre-ride and post-ride food and drinks along with food and drinks at each of the five rest stops. 

Are there post-ride activities?

Yes, at the post-ride luncheon there will be live entertainment, free massages, raffles and a silent auction to benefit the orphans.  Lunch is served until 12:30pm.

Visiting Riders

To help you plan your trip, we have gathered information on accommodations, restaurants and activities in Boca Raton and the surrounding communities. Check out the Boca Info page here »