If you’ve made it this far, you are probably either 1) already registered for the Dirt to D.C. ride or 2) strongly considering making FCBA a part of your life in 2017. Either way, I’m glad you found our blog! This will be the most happening place on the world wide web, where real-live riders will share testimonials, sweet memories, and probably some random anecdotes from their epic journey. Once the ride kicks off in September, I hope you will check back with us often as you read and share our colorful stories from the road.
As for me? My name is Henry, and I will be serving as the Trip Leader for the first-ever Dirt to D.C. ride this year. I rode across the country with FCBA in 2016, which was the best life decision I’ve ever made! I was a graduate student when I began in Seattle… but had decided to become a volunteer with the Fuller Center by the time we finished in Washington, D.C.! I honestly couldn’t pull myself away from the wonderful mission and community that had been such an integral part of my summer experience.
Now, I want to contribute in some meaningful way to helping people have that same experience for themselves. So…here I am, back for more! This year, I can’t wait to catch a glimpse of the Appalachian mountains on a fresh fall morning, to sweat a little during our build day in Pittsburgh, and to break bread with our gracious church hosts along the way. Most importantly, I’ll be doing all of this with plenty of good people, and in the service of a truly worthy mission. It’s easy to see why I’m thankful every morning that I get to do this for a living! Oyee!