Meet the East Coast Riders

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 A – E  F – K  L – P  R – Z
A.J. Haney Gary Schroeder Mariesha Richard Richard Zabel
Brenda Heathcoat Kim Eisenbarth Melissa Hedrick Rose Uscianowski
Brianna Kelly Jennifer Wells Mike Rutherford Ruth Waite
Bruce Peltzer Jessica McClain Monica Busby Ryan Iafigliola
Clark Beach John Johnson  Nicole Bies Scott Baker
Connor Ciment   Paul Trice Tiffany Ellis
Corey Maher Tom Weber
Diane Bies Trent Eisenbarth
Donna Walker 

8 Whole Way Riders                                        16 Segment Riders                                     4 Communications Interns


Leader


roof1Connor Ciment, 23
2017 Bike Adventure Trip Leader
Returning 2015 and 2016 Fuller Center Cyclist
Americus, GA

Hi Fuller Center Bike Adventurers, my name is Connor, and I will be leading the 2017 Summer Coastal rides. I am a second year Trip Leader with the Fuller Center, having led the Spring, Summer, and Fall in 2016.

It has been an absolute honor and privilege to lead rides this past year, and I have grown closer to the person I want to be through the fellowship of the FCBA community. The opportunity to dedicate myself to a cause that I am passionate about, all the while riding my bike all over the country, has been an incredible blessing!

It doesn’t get much better than this: living simply, biking daily, building homes and lifelong relationships. I am excited to meet the newest addition to my Bike Adventure family!

 


Riders


FCBA Day Fifty (12)-X2Ryan Iafigliola, 30
Bike Adventure Founder
Returning 2008-2016 Fuller Center Cyclist
Americus, GA

Every year, the time I get to spend on the Bike Adventure is some of my favorite days of the year. What I love is the opportunity to join together with a group of dedicated and determined volunteers embarking on an adventure in God’s service together. It’s not just an adventure of a life-time, it’s a journey that ripples change into the world all while changing ourselves.
I have come to especially appreciate the impact of these rides because my role at the Fuller Center is to work hand-in-hand with all of the international programs. I have seen first hand things that should make anyone cry…and thanks to all of the riders and donors I have also seen how the Fuller Center gives real people reason to cry for joy. That’s what this is all about.

I am so looking forward to seeing what God will do through us on the ride this year!


dsc_0332Jessica McClain, 22
Returning 2015 and 2016 Communications Specialist
Americus, GA

After graduating from Wofford College in May and interning for the Bike Adventure for two summers, I am now officially living in Americus, GA and am serving as a full-time communications specialist for the Fuller Center. I am amazed daily at how much I have grown to love this organization, and I couldn’t be happier that my adult life is kicking off in such a service-based manner.

I’ll be seeing y’all again in the summer of 2017!


monica-busby-300x300Monica Busby, 40
Returning 2014, 2015, and 2016 Fuller Center Cyclist
Segments 2-5 Rider
Los Angeles, CA
Fundraising Goal: $2,000

Returning rider since 2014.  I’m hooked!!  Woohoo!!


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kim1-211x300Kim Eisenbarth, 40
Returning 2014, 2015, and 2016 Fuller Center Cyclist
Segment 1 Rider
Tuscola, IL
Fundraising Goal: $500

I am hooked on Fuller!  Cannot wait to join this amazing group of folks next summer!

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Trent Eisenbarth, 46
2017 Fuller Center Cyclist
Segment 1 Rider
Tuscola, IL
Fundraising Goal: $500

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image1Brianna Kelly, 20
Returning 2016 Fuller Center Cyclist
Whole Way Rider
Yankton, SD
Fundraising Goal: $2,500

Hi, I’m Brianna Kelly. I’m 20 and my first experience riding with this group was in 2016. It was possibly the best experience of my life up to this point, so I am back for another summer. I absolutely love the Fuller Center’s mission and am so excited to help raise money and awareness and be a part of what is sure to be an amazing team!

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bike_adventure_20161Gary Schroeder, 63
Returning 2016 Fuller Center Cyclist
Whole Way Rider
Galt, CA
Fundraising Goal: $2500

My first exposure to the Bike Adventure was as a 2016 Segment 1 rider.  By the end of the week, I knew I had to come back for a greater opportunity to spread the word about the work of the Fuller Center, assist in fund raising for the Fuller Center’s mission, and most importantly, roll up my sleeves and work with other Bike Adventure riders to work on build  projects along the way.  I learned this isn’t bike riders doing good for others—it’s people doing good who ride bikes and I`m excited to be sharing this adventure with others who share that passion.


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donna-walker-e1453988209478-281x300Donna Walker, 53
Returning 2015 and 2016 Fuller Center Cyclist
Segments 4-5 Rider
Lafayette, LA
Fundraising Goal: $1000

 

 

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mariesha-richardMariesha Richard, 51
2017 Fuller Center Cyclist
Segments 1-3 Rider
Duarte, CA
Fundraising Goal: $1,500

Hi there I am Mariesha, I am a cool grandma and I love to cycle. I currently live in beautiful California and I am so excited about riding with all of you in the Fuller Center Bike Adventure this summer! I have watched a few personal friends ride a few of these adventures and figured ok, its my time. My goal is to use biking to glorify God and truly advance His kingdom.

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Brenda HeathcoatBrenda Heathcoat, 51
Returning 2016 Fuller Center Cyclist
Whole Way Rider
Pensacola, FL
Fundraising Goal: $3,000

Hello, I’m Brenda Heathcoat. I’m so excited to be back with the Fuller Center For Housing. I knew this past summer I’d be back. I’m so looking forward to this incredible journey of building people and houses through the Love of Jesus. May my heart and feet endure, with JOY, the path that’s before me.

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rose-uscianowskiRose Uscianowski,
Returning 2016 Fuller Center Cyclist
Segment 1 & 2 Rider
Staten Island, NY
Fundraising Goal: $1,000

Hey all! My name is Rose and I hail from NYC, down on the east coast so I was super excited to see one of this year’s Fuller Center Rides come down to my neck of the woods! This will be my second Fuller Center ride but my 5th distance bike tour, so clearly I’m a bit addicted to biking by now haha. Aside from biking, I’m also a distance runner. I just completed my first marathon this year in the 2016 NYC marathon and I’m looking to break into ultra marathon running and triathalons in the coming years.

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Alvin Haney, 51
Returning 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 Rider
Segment 1 & 2 Rider
Antioch, Tennessee
Fundraising Goal: $1,000

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Ruth Waite, 59
2017 Fuller Center Cyclist
Segment 4 & 5 Rider
Star City, IN
Fundraising Goal: $5,000

I have wanted to go on a cross-country trip “some day” for about forty years. It`s time for some day to get here! I am looking forward to the chance to meet people all around the country, both on the trip and at the places where we stop. I have done several week-long trips, including a couple in which we carried our own camping gear. This will be by first tour that takes more than ten days.


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Tom Weber, 74
Returning 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 Rider
Segment 4-5 Rider
Broomfield, Colorado
Fundraising Goal: $1000

Geezerman is back for year number 7!


Diane Bies, 61
Returning 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 Rider
Whole Way Rider
Evansville, Indiana
Fundraising Goal: $2500

 I just love the mission of the Fuller Center for Housing! I love to bike, so this is an event I cannot pass up. It is so great to be able to help others while doing something I love and believe in!


Nicole Bies, 24
Returning 2013, 2014, 2016 Rider
Whole Way Rider
Eugene, Oregon
Fundraising Goal: $2,500

As an Occupational Therapist it is my job to help people live life to the fullest as if they are an extension of myself. I have a passion for cycling, service, and smiling. This adventure allows me to utilize my passions for something so beautiful. The Fuller Center’s mission always brings me such meaning and purpose that I am back for more. Oyee!

John Johnson, 62
Returning 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 Rider
Segment 1 Rider
Brentwood, Tennessee
Fundraising Goal: $1,000


Bruce Peltzer, 53
2017 Rider
Segment 3 Rider
Herndon, Virginia
Fundraising Goal: $2500

Working on a complete East coast tour, in pieces.


Mike Rutherford, 40
Returning 2014, 2015 & 2016 Rider
Segment 1 Rider
Middletown, Ohio
Fundraising Goal: $500

Back again to do a segment with the Fuller Center crew. I`m looking forward to exploring the North East and visiting Connor and Henry`s home state.


Clark Beach, 72
2017 Rider
Whole Way Rider
Bluffton, South Carolina
Fundraising Goal: $3000

Retired coach and college professor who likes challenges and has a heart for ministry. Looking forward to combining my loves of biking, travel and ministry in this very unique way.


Paul Trice, 57
2017 Rider
Segment 4 Rider
Antioch, Tennessee
Fundraising Goal: $500

Hi! I’m Paul Trice. I’ve been cycling for 5 years, starting as a way to get in shape to being totally addicted. I’m an illustrator/graphic designer with a very busy schedule, which makes me look forward to riding as much as possible.
I’m so impressed with the Fuller Center and the awesome work they do. It is indeed an honor to have this opportunity to be a part of this organization!


Jennifer Wells, 60
Returning 2015 & 2016 Rider
Littleton, Colorado
Fundraising Goal: $1,000

I love to ride my bike and help others at the same time!

 

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Tiffany Ellis, 30
2017 Rider
Segments 1 & 2
Muncie, Indiana
Fundraising Goal: $1,000

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Corey Maher, 21
2017 Photographer and social Media Manager
Whole Way Intern
Williamsville, NY

 I’m beyond grateful for the opportunity to travel along the East Coast with the FCBA! I can’t wait to document the entire experience, and tell the stories behind each of the riders. I’m looking forward to capturing the breathtaking sights throughout the trip, and making plenty of friends along the way!

Melissa Hedrick, 20
2017 Photographer and Social Media Manager
Whole Way
Rancho Cucamonga, California

Hi! I’m Melissa Hedrick. I am so excited to be participating in the Bike Adventure this summer as a Photography and Social Media Intern. I`m looking forward to sharing the stories of the riders and encouraging others through both words and photos to participate in the Fuller Center`s mission to eradicate poverty housing. May God use the efforts of all team members to bless those we have the opportunity to serve.

Richard Zabel, 18
2017 Communications Specialist
Communications Specialist
Madison, Alabama
Fundraising Goal: $1000


Scott Baker, 59
2017 Rider
Whole Way Rider
Chester, Connecticut
Fundraising Goal: $2,500

 

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History:

Summer 2016  |  Spring 2016
Summer 2015  |  Spring 2015
Summer 2014  |  Spring 2014
Summer 2013  |  Spring 2013
Summer 2012  |  Spring 2012
Summer 2011
Summer 2010