Meet the West Coast Riders

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A – E F – K L – P R – Z
Alan Shu Fred Smoak Larry Cooper Rick Nowlin
Anna Little Gary Schroeder Lauryn Kostopoulos Sherry Dire
Ann Coleman Genie Asmuth Laverne Nakai Steffani Zavala 
Bill Black Greg Zeroun Lori Haubrick Trent Eisenbarth
Brianna Kelly Kim Eisenbarth Luke Zavala Tom Tebbe
Carolyn McDonough Jarel Busby Madalyn Davidson Virginia Hughes
Connor Ciment Jessica McClain Mark Goodwin
Connor Ciment Johnny Busby Mark Major
Daniel Sheridan John Schmick Melissa Hedrick
Daniel Zassick John Zassick Monica Busby
 Everett Collier Joseph Kelly Penny Goodwin
Kristin Lillie Peter Asmuth
 Peter Perkowski
Richard Zabel

20 Whole Way Riders                      17 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 across 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


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! 


image1Brianna Kelly, 20
Returning 2016 Fuller Center Cyclist
Whole Way Rider
Mandan, ND
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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dan-zassickDaniel Zassick, 31
Returning 2012 and 2014 Fuller Center Cyclist
Whole Way Rider
Traverse City, MI
Fundraising Goal: $2,500

I first road with the FCBA in the summer of 2012 on this very same route and I could not help but jump at the chance to ride it again.  Joining the ride in 2012 was my introduction to bike touring and a deeper experience with the Fuller Center for Housing, and I absolutely loved both.  I met amazing friends and worked with wonderful people to bike, build, repair, and just generally help wherever we could along the way.  In 2014 I was able to ride again and this time from coast to coast, all the while stopping to help more and meet more amazing people along the way.  Now in 2017 I will take a bit of my summer break from classes at the Great Lakes Maritime Academy in Traverse City, MI to adventure down the West Coast all over again.

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john-zassickJohn Zassick, 57
Returning 2014 Fuller Center Cyclist
Whole Way Rider
Parma, OH
Fundraising Goal: $2,500

 

I’m just an average guy from Parma Ohio. Nuff said.

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monica-busby-300x300Monica Busby, 40
Returning 2014, 2015, and 2016 Fuller Center Cyclist
Segment 3 Rider
Los Angeles, CA
Fundraising Goal: $750

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

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Trent Eisenbarth, 46
2017 Fuller Center Cyclist
Segment 3 Rider
Tuscola, IL
Fundraising Goal: $750

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kim1-211x300Kim Eisenbarth, 40
Returning 2014, 2015, and 2016 Fuller Center Cyclist
Segments 1-3 Rider
Tuscola, IL
Fundraising Goal: $2,500

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

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bike_adventure_20161Gary Schroeder, 63
Returning 2016 Fuller Center Cyclist
Whole Way Rider
Galt, CA
Fundraising Goal: $2,500

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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speedy-peteyPeter Perkowski, 31
Returning 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2016 Fuller Center Cyclist
Segments 3-4 Rider
Lake Hiawatha, NJ
Fundraising Goal: $1,500

 
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Bill BlackBill Black, 63
Returning 2016 Fuller Center Cyclist
Whole Way Rider
Washington, D.C.
Fundraising Goal: $2,500

A semi-retired Boston native who has lived in Washington, DC for 35 years. Husband and father of two twenty somethings, a boy and a girl.

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Fred SmoakFred Smoak, 65
Returning 2015 & 2016 Fuller Center Cyclist
Bethesda, MD
Whole Way Rider
Fundraising Goal: $2,500

Last year’s Fuller Ride was one of life’s high points. We had a great route, great riders, and helped people along the way. The Fuller Center does good work and inspires us to be the people we want to be. I can’t think of a better way to spend the summer. You see this country from a whole new perspective when you tour by bike. You see the good and not-so-good.

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Peter AsmuthPeter Asmuth, 64
Returning 2015 & 2016 Fuller Center Cyclist
Whole Way Rider
Chevy Chase, MD
Fundraising Goal: $2,500

I’ve done a few other bike trips and, for the past eight years, I’ve participated in a church sponsored work camp in rural Virginia. I’ve driven across country a few times. Last summer I joined the ride from Seattle to Washington, DC. The experience was better than I expected in every way and I’m looking forward to seeing the west coast from the seat of my bicycle. This will be a great opportunity to combine everything into one adventure, meet America, and help.

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Genie Asmuth, 63
2017 Rider
Whole Way Rider
Chevy Chase, MD
Fundraising Goal: $2,500

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Charlotte Asmuth, 29
2017 Rider
Whole Way Rider
Bangor, ME
Fundraising Goal: $2,500

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Madalyn Davidson, 36
2017 Rider
Whole Way Rider
Tuscola, Illinois
Fundraising Goal: $2,500

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Jonathon Schmick, 69
2017 Rider
Segments 1 & 2 Rider
Spokane, Washington
Fundraising Goal: 1,500

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Alan Shu, 42
2017 Rider
Segment 1, 2 & 3 Rider
San Diego, California
Fundraising Goal: $2,250


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Joseph Kelly, 18
2017 Rider
Segment 4 Rider
Yankton, South Dakota
Fundraising Goal: $750

Hello, my name is Joseph Kelly. Last summer my sister, Brianna rode across the country with FCBA and now I am convinced to join her for a week! I love the mission FCBA has of raising awareness for and assisting people in acquiring affordable, adequate housing, sharing the love of Christ while also preparing families for a better future! I am excited to ride my bike across the coast of California, share this experience with my sister, and serve God through a different outlet during this week of my summer!
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Anna Little, 21
2017 Rider
Whole Way Rider
Starkville, Mississippi
Fundraising Goal: $2,500

Hey everybody, I’m Anna! I planned to go on the ride last summer, but I was sidelined by a hip surgery. I’m super excited to ride the West Coast this summer. I graduate about ten days before we leave, so I’m looking forward to the trip as not only a way to serve others, but also a way to celebrate graduating from college!


Ann Coleman, 61
Returning 2016 Rider
Whole Way Rider
Park City, Utah
Fundraising Goal: $5,000

I had a great time last summer riding a segment of the cross country trip. I became passionate about Fuller and ending poverty housing. I am feeling called to have a bigger impact.  I look forward to the west coast ride, particularly the people we meet along the way and making a difference with this great cause.  Thanks for supporting me in any way you feel lead.

Daniel Sheridan, 59
Returning 2013, 2014 & 2016 Rider
Segments 1 & 2 Rider
Marion, Ohio
Fundraising Goal: $2,500

I’m a hospital pharmacist from Ohio. I’ve done several dozen week-long bicycle rides. I’m more interested in seeing the sights along the way than I am in getting to the destination in a hurry. I have 3 adult children, a 14 year old son, three grandchildren, and a wonderful wife. I’m on our local county park board, and spend lots of time working to build our county’s first rail-trail. I’ve ridden the spring ride twice, as well as the first and last segments of the 2016 cross-country ride. I really enjoy the people that I meet on the Fuller Center Bicycle Adventures.The trip is a wonderful opportunity to combine my passion for bicycling while making the world a better place.

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Mark Major, 59
Returning 2013, 2014, 2015 Rider
Whole Way Rider
Ocoee, Florida
Fundraising Goal: $2,500 – Central Florida Fuller Center for Housing

This will be my fourth year riding with FCBA, raising money for the Central Florida Fuller Center for Housing.

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Rick Nowlin, 63
Returning 2015 & 2016 Rider
Whole Way Rider
Clarkston, WA
Fundraising Goal: $2500

Hello my name is Rick, I am not a professional cyclist, plumber, electrician, carpenter, roofer, or tree trimmer. So how did I get here, you might ask. One Sunday in July 2014 there was a group of cyclist from the Fuller Center staying at the church I attend. This group bikes, speaks, builds. They biked from New Jersey to Lewiston, ID, built several wheel chair ramps in the area, and then they spoke at my church. God was speaking to me as I heard their stories. God has given me the ability to do the building things they spoke about as I have done them in my own homes. I have done some cycling but never across the country. God told me I could do it with his help. So I signed up for the ride in 2015 and got hooked.
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Sherry Dire, 45
Returning 2014, 2015 & 2016 Rider
Whole Way Rider
Koloa, Hawaii
Fundraising Goal: $2,500

If you are thinking about this ride and wondering if you should do it, if you can, if it`s worth it, stop wondering! It is an amazing opportunity to give of yourself to others, learn more about your own strength, pedal out the frustrations in your life, see the country in an intimate way, and meet people whom you will come to care for as if they are your own family. Do it, sign up! You can do it! It is worth it!

 


Kristin Lillie, 26
Returning 2016 Rider
Segments 1-2 Rider
Madison, Wisconsin
Fundraising Goal: $2,500

Hi! After last summer`s experience, I knew I`d be back for more. I absolutely love what the Fuller Center stands for and am excited to be a part of supporting their mission. I am looking forward to meeting everyone and getting back to the biking/building lifestyle!


Jarel Busby, 14
2017 Rider
Segment 3 Rider
Los Angeles, California
Fundraising Goal: $2500

Looking forward to joining the adventure with my Mom and Dad! Go Busby clan!

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Johnny Busby, 40
Returning 2015 & 2016 Rider
Segment 3 Rider
Los Angeles, California
Fundraising Goal: $2500

“Everyone can great because anybody can serve! You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love”- MLK. Looking forward to bringing the entire Busby clan to serve our neighbors! Join us!

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Everett Collier, 64
Returning 2014, 2015 Rider
Whole Way Rider
Bluffton, Ohio
Fundraising Goal: $2,500

Returning this year on the West Coast Ride to again be a part of the Fuller Center Bike Adventure. After the FCBA 2014 cross country and joining from Bluffton,OH to Portland, ME in 2015, I again would like to contribute to the Fuller Centers Mission for affordable housing. The monies I’m able to raise this year will go to Simple Living Project(Kensington,PA) and the Pignon, Haiti project.

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Lori Haubrick, 56
2017 Rider
Whole Way Rider
Prescott, Arizona
Fundraising Goal: $5,000


Thomas Tebbe, 68
Returning 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, Rider
Segments 2-4 Rider
Northbrook, Illinois
Fundraising Goal: $4500

I enjoy biking and seeing other parts of the country. I enjoy being a member of the community of riders who are committed to the mission of the Fuller Center for Housing.

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Greg Zeroun, 32
Returning 2014 Rider
Segment 3
San Jose, California
Fundraising Goal: $750

Hi, I’m Greg (whole way rider in 2014)coming back for a small portion of the West Coast ride to enjoy some of the best people I know, serve others and praise God in the process. Can`t wait to meet up and enjoy the scenery for a great cause!
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Penny Goodwin, 60
2017 Rider
Segment 4
Owasso, Oklahoma
Fundraising Goal: $750

Hi.  I am a fourth segment rider and this is my first time for a week long ride.  Must say I am a little intimidated!  My husband and I have been on mission trips to build in Mexico and love spending our downtime on the bikes.  Mark (husband) found Fullers website a year ago and we decided to take the plunge this summer.  Can’t wait to meet our new awesome friends, share our faith, and help by being the hands and feet of Jesus.


Mark Goodwin, 59
2017 Rider
Whole Way
Owasso, Oklahoma
Fundraising Goal: $2,500

 Penny and I have been riding bikes for several years. We began riding comfort bikes around town. Then moved on to riding Rails to Trails for one to three days at a time. The last eight years have been spent on both trail and road bikes still doing Rails to Trails and local group and weekend road rides. Through our Church we have been on a few Mission building trips. This year we are looking forward to merging the two together by riding with the Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure. Looking forward to meeting other riders, volunteers, and learning what God has planned.

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Laverne Nakai, 46
Returning 2015 Rider
Whole Way
Chinle, Arizona
Fundraising Goal: $2,500


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.


Larry Cooper, 66
2017 Rider
Segments 1 & 2
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Fundraising Goal: $1,500

Last year, I started looking for a bike tour to join in 2017 and I was excited to learn about FCBA from a friend. I’m looking forward to the beautiful West Coast scenery, the physical challenge, and meeting fellow cyclists with a common desire to help others.

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Virginia Hughes, 61
Returning 2015 & 2016 Rider
Whole Way Rider
Ipswich, Massachusetts
Fundraising Goal: $2,500

 

 


Lucas Zavala, 28
Returning 2012, 2016 Rider
Segment 2 Rider
Chicago, Illinois
Fundraising Goal: $750


Steffani Zavala, 30
Returning 2016 Rider
Segment 2 Rider
Chicago, Illinois
Fundraising Goal: $750

 

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


Carolyn McDonough, 20
Returning 2015 Rider
Communications Specialist
Pennington, New Jersey

Hi everyone! My name is Carolyn and I am going to be on the West Coast trip this summer as the photography/media specialist intern. I am currently a junior at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania and went across the country with the Fuller Center in 2015 and had an amazing experience! I am so excited to see how the Lord will work this summer and can’t wait to be on another adventure again!


 

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