Christian Encounter Ranch
Agony Ride

Agony 2023 is complete - click here for preliminary results!

It is not too late to get involved! Sponsorships are still being accepted! Use the search box below to find a rider to sponsor or go directly to that rider's page from the riders list and give a rider a very pleasant post-ride surprise.

Ready to pay your pledge? You can click here or use the button in the header bar.

Feeling inspired? Click here to sign up to ride in next year's Agony Ride (July 26th-27th, 2024)!

Check out the Agony Ride Facebook page to see videos from this year's ride!

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Christian Encounter Ranch is a domestic mission organization with the unique purpose of discipling and counseling troubled young people. These young people come to CER with major damage from families, society, and/or their own poor choices. As a domestic mission, we are dependent on the loving generosity of mission-minded ministry partners.

Our annual Agony Ride is an opportunity for our partners to participate in this vital mission. Some of our staff and approximately ninety other riders attempt to push their limits by riding as far as they can in 24 hours. The Agony has become more than just a personal challenge; it now stands as a pointed demonstration of Christ's love for our students as well as a witness for Christ in the communities of the Sierra Valley.


As a Rider, you will join others with a wide range of biking abilities but a single purpose: to help struggling young people. The Agony ride is a personal challenge. It’s a time of good fellowship, lots of fun, and a chance to go to bat for someone else!


Sponsorship is the core of the Agony ride. Through Agony sponsorship, you become a part of a rider's team, making a difference in our society and in Christ's kingdom.


As a Sagger (SAG = Support and Gear), you will join approximately 200 others to support the riders throughout the event. We have a wide range of needs that require different interests and abilities.