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Louisiana Edition


A Distinct Identity

The Mission of Lifecycles Louisiana is to build young men of character in a Christ-centered bicycle touring adventure experience


Spiritual Development

Lifecycles values the life-changing love of Jesus and the hope proclaimed in the good news of the Gospel. The guiding principle for everything we do at Lifecycles is our confidence in the historic promise recorded in Jeremiah 29:11 - that God has a good plan for His people. Teens are taught biblical values throughout the program and are encouraged to attend our sponsor church or the church of their choice and get involved with other youth ministries in their community knowing that we are not the only source of information and guidance for growth in this critical area of their lives.  


Lifecycles believes in the total development of teens. We are networked with partner organizations committed to teaching life skills to help teens succeed in school, at work, and in adulthood. Lifecycles teens learn principles of basic money management, basic home and automobile repair, how to engage authority figures effectively as fellow community members, and how to approach the responsibilities of adulthood. They learn and practice effective lifelong fitness and health habits. And, they learn to serve others in the community through their own creativity and initiative, as well as in cooperation with their sponsor church.

Bicycle Touring

Lifecycles provides a unique, outdoor adventure experience designed to build young men of character.  Physical exercise, a change of environment, and discovering new roads and capabilities create the conditions for growth and learning. Teens are challenged and encouraged as they learn riding skills, teamwork, road safety, and leadership skills. Three days per week, teens exercise, train, and ride with experienced cyclists and trained mentors.  In the summer months, Lifecycles' teens experience multi-day adventure rides to expand their capabilities, self-confidence, teamwork, and leadership skills. 

Lifecycles Louisiana could not be led by a more authentic man of God with a lifetime of cycling experience than Doug Connor. 

Pastor Gary Borgstede

Church of the King

Author of The Make it Happen Journey

This accomplished, Godly man has been there and done that.  Coast Guard Captain; husband; dad; leader; Race Across America cycling team member… your son NEEDS this Lifecycles  experience with Doug.

Dr. Lee DeRemer

Colonel, USAF (Retired)

Founder/Executive Director,

Lifecycles, Inc., Lancaster, PA

Lifecycles is God's dream - who knew that He loved to ride bicycles!  I am confident that those who join LIfecycles will have an awesome adventure in this Godly ministry. 

Capt Bob Durfey, USCG (Retired)

Leadership Consultant, Mentor & 

Executive Coach


"At the end of the day it's not about what you have or even what you've accomplished... it's about who you've lifted up, who you've made better. It's about what you've given back."“
Denzel Washington

Meet Our Leadership Team
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Barry Dotson
Board Chairman


Steve McMurty
Board Member

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Doug Connor
Executive Director

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Luke Holloway
Board Secretary

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Kevin Parkins
Board Treasurer

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Dan Andersson
Board Member

Lifecycles Louisiana is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.  All donations to Lifecycles Louisiana are tax-deductible.


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"But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint."
Isaiah 40:31