Bike and Build cyclists, from left, Gavin Cumming, New York; Corey Binney, Missouri; Andrew Stults, Michigan; Christina Ng; Nick Solano, Massachusetts; and Michelle Baverman, Ohip; stop near Port Hudson on their cross country ride.

Cyclists touring the country to raise awareness for the need for affordable housing stopped on U.S. 61 near Port Hudson on May 30.

They are part of a 28-member team cycling from Jacksonville, Florida, to Santa Cruz, California.

Bike and Build engages young adults in service-oriented cycling trips to raise money and awareness for the affordable housing cause, according to the group's website.

The group started May 10 and expects to make its destination by July 28. Along the way, the cyclists, most who started the journey as strangers, stop to help with homebuilding projects.

They have different hosts throughout their journey, including churches, centers and warehouses, and they sometimes camp out. Some people cook for them, others buy them food, and they keep plenty of peanut butter and jelly or jam along with bread, spinach, granola bars and a few more food items to stay hydrated. A van with needed supplies follows the group.

Proceeds from Bike and Build summer trips go to organizations across the U.S.

For more information, visit www.bikeandbuild.org.