Riding bikes, building homes, and changing lives. Come join us!
In the last eight years, the Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure has helped hundreds of people have some of the most meaningful experiences of their lives. They come to ride bikes and change lives by building houses along the way, but they leave finding themselves the ones truly changed and with friendships built for life.
Throughout the ride, we go cycling about 75 miles per day and have designated build days in which we stop to build or repair homes. We support each other as we ride, and we also have a van supporting us! We spend each night eating, sleeping and sharing the vision in churches — often to some of the most enthusiastic and warm welcomes you can imagine.
The event is an invitation, not a race — an invitation for every individual, church or business to break from the routine of daily life and follow Jesus’s call to love and serve our neighbor, especially “the least of these.” Thirty years from now, will you wish you spent more time in an office or more time out exploring beautiful countryside, getting your hands dirty and changing the world?
Join one of our three annual routes!
Fall Ride — Silver Comet Trail — Atlanta, Georgia — September 24th/25th, 2016
This family-friendly two-day weekend ride on a smoothly paved Rail-to-Trail is perfect for new and experienced riders alike with its flat terrain and no traffic! The trail takes you through beautiful secluded forests and rural landscapes just when the leaves should be beginning to change. It’s gorgeous and a cyclist’s dream. It will be well-supported with camping overnight; start and finish in the same place. Learn more.
Spring Ride — Natchez Trace Parkway — Nashville, TN to Jackson, MS — April 8 – 17, 2016
This week-long, 400-mile ride down the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway allows riders to enjoy what ESPN rated as one of America’s ten best biking roads while contributing to the eradication of poverty housing. Enjoy the picturesque countryside of Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi, with the option of a free van ride back to the starting point at week’s end. The ride is fully-supported, and we stay with churches as we go. Learn more.
Summer Ride — Coast to Coast — Seattle, WA to Washington, DC — June 10/17 – August 14, 2016
Our signature Adventure, this summer-long journey offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a broad swath of the country, or to join for one or more of the week-long segments. Help build homes as you travel and create incredible friendships within a supportive team environment. The ride is fully supported and we stay in churches, enjoying fellowship with the followers of Christ along the way. Learn more about the event overall, or choose a segment from our two rides this summer.
Summer Ride Whole Way: Seattle, WA to Washington,D.C. (June 10th / 17th – August 14)
|June 17 – 26||Seattle, WA to Kellogg, ID||June 10 – 19|
|June 26 – July 3||Kellogg, ID to West Yellowstone, MT||June 19 – 26|
|July 3 – 8||West Yellowstone, MT to Salt Lake City, UT||June 26 – July 1|
|July 8 – 17||Salt Lake City, UT to Cheyenne, WY||July 1 – 10|
|July 17 – 24||Cheyenne, WY to Lincoln, NE||July 10 – 17|
|July 24 – 31||Lincoln, NE to Peoria, IL||July 17 – 24|
|July 31 – August 7||Peoria, IL to Indianapolis, IN||July 24 – 31|
|*see below||Indianapolis, IN to Columbus, OH||July 31 – August 6|
|August 7 – 14||Columbus, OH to Washington, D.C.||August 6 – 14|
We want our riders to understand the risks of long-distance cycling.
View our slideshow called “What’s My Risk?” here
If cycling isn’t your thing, take a look at other ways to participate.
Or, of course, be a part of the mission by donating toward the $200,000 goal we’ve set for 2016, which will bring the total raised by the ride to one and a half million dollars!
Whatever way you choose to join, come do something worth doing!