More Ways to Help

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASo you’re not a cyclist?  That’s alright with us – we can still use your help!  Our ride wouldn’t be possible without the help of countless people like you and there are so many ways to be a part of this adventure. Please click on the links below to learn more and take action.  Let us know if you have ideas.  We’d love to hear from you!

Connor Ciment & Henry Downes
Bike Adventure Trip Leaders
bike@fullercenter.org
229-924-2900

Donate or Sponsor a Rider
Corporate Sponsorship
In-kind Donations
Bike Adventure Ambassadors
Communication/Multimedia Internship
Support Staff
Organize an Event
Involve Your Bike Club
Other Ways to Help 

Donate or Sponsor a Rider

Our team goal this year is to raise $200,000, which would bring the total raised by FCBA to 1.5 million dollars – but we won’t be able to do it without your help! You can choose to support one of the of riders, or donate in honor of the entire team.  Keep in mind that the money is not about the cyclists – the funds we raise go to support the more than 50 ongoing Fuller Center projects around the world and their goal to end poverty housing. Join us in our quest for affordable housing. Give now.

Corporate Sponsorship

Our corporate partners play an important role in supporting this trip, and in return we offer publicity across several states and a means of spreading goodwill in the community. Different sponsorship levels may include your company’s logo on the official bike jersey, the support trailer and even our printed promotional materials. Take a look at our Corporate Sponsorship Levels and Benefits page. Also check the Meet our Sponsors page to see who’s helping out.

In-kind Donations

Here’s a list of a few things that we need to make this ride happen.  Let us know if you might be able to help us out with any of them – the less we spend on these needs, the more we can spend helping those in need of a simple, decent place to live!

  • Tires and Tubes: to fix flats for standard sized road bikes (700×23-25)
  • Hydration: Gatorade or other electrolyte beverage powder mix
  • Biker Fuel: Grocery store gift cards for national chains, Honey, Coffee, Cliff Bars, Energy Gel, etc.
  • Support Van Fuel: Gas Cards for national chains
  • 5 Gallon Water Jugs: used at rest stops for water and gatorade (example)

We can offer in-kind donors many of the same benefits we offer our Corporate Sponsors!

An example of the gratitude we have for our generous sponsors!

Become a Bike Adventure Ambassador

One of our biggest assets in growing the ride and our movement is to simply let people know who we are and what we do. You can help spread the word by inviting your friends to our Facebook page, Youtube channel, or Twitter, contacting local cycling clubs and service organizations, and hanging posters or leaving brochures at local colleges, churches, bike shops and coffee houses.As we develop other ideas and tools, we’ll pass them along to you. You might even brainstorm a few yourself. Email bike@fullercenter.org to request to join our list of ambassadors. We look forward to hearing from you!

Communications/Multimedia Internship

Want to gain valuable communication experience and travel the country for free? Each spring and summer we look for individuals to accompany us on our trips who will document the journey and tell our stories through videos, blog posts, photos, social media, etc. They’ll also help build local connections by contacting key media outlets along the way. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone looking to gain some hands on experience in the multimedia and communications field … and to have the adventure of a lifetime!Spreading awareness is one of the main purposes of the ride, which means this person will play a very important role in the overall success of this trip, and is a valued member of the team.

If you’re interested or would like more information on this position, please contact us!  We have openings for the Natchez Trace Spring Ride, and we’re looking for video and media specialists for the Summer! Check out the job descriptions and links to applications:

Apply to Join our Support Staff

We also have a many opportunities for volunteers to join us in supporting roles.  If you’re looking for an adventure, a way to see the country, and an opportunity to live out your faith in service of those in need (and some hungry cyclists!), we need your help! Here are two ways that support volunteers have gotten involved in the past, but if you have any ideas we’d love to discussing them.  Let us know what you think – we’d love to have your help in making this awesome adventure happen!

Drive our support van:
We need someone to drive our van and trailer down the Natchez Trace in the spring, and across the country this summer. Interested? Read this job description and contact us!

Drive your own vehicle along with us:
In the right situation, we’d love to have you drive along with us for either the spring or summer ride.  It’s a tremendous help to have extra support out there on the road; whether it’s an extra snack, a ride in a rainstorm, or just an extra word of encouragement for a tired rider, it makes a huge difference on a journey like this.  You’ll be a big part of our mission, and important member of the team … plus you’ll get the see this beautiful country and meet all the amazing folks we come across along the way! This support person would responsible for their own expenses, such as the cost of gas for their car. We’d love to talk with you about how it works, and invite you to join us for the adventure! Know that you would be loved and appreciated Read the job description and contact us!

Organize an Event

If you live along the route, or have close contact with someone along the way, consider planning an event while the Bicycle Adventure is in town. Whether hosting us for dinner, inviting us to speak at your church or civic club, getting a bunch of riders together to gain sponsorships, bringing out the media or just joining us as we come through town, you can help us make the most of our time on the road this summer … and we’d really love to meet you! Please check our schedule first and contact us for approval before planning your event.

Involve Your Bike Club

If you’re connected with a cycling club, you can really be of help to us. Let the other members know about the different ways they can be part of the ride. Come as a team to join us for a day, a segment or even the whole adventure. Also, simply helping us choose the best route through your area is a tremendously useful service.

Other Ways to Help

Pray for us. Post encouraging comments on our blog. Host us along the way. Send us food. Tell your kids about what we’re doing and why. Share our blog with your co-workers or friends. Help us obtain corporate gifts (like gift cards for food), gifts-in-kind (like spare tires), or cash gifts to help us build homes. Ask your friends to donate. Write posts about the ride on Facebook, Twitter or your personal blog. Rather than the Fuller Center Bike Adventure, you can also check out even more ways to get involved in the ministry of The Fuller Center. Whatever you do, we thank you!