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We invite cyclists on our Adventures to share their stories — including why they support our ministry, what a day on the road is like, how it feels to help families on a Build Day, and the inspirational people they meet and friends they make along the way. Here’s what they have to say.

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Neil Mullikin: Were we really taking a detour?

Neil Mullikin: Were we really taking a detour?

Today we had to navigate a detour set up by the Natchez Trace Parkway and instead of it being a let down, it ended up being a treat. ...
Mike Lumley: A good start

Mike Lumley: A good start

Mike Lumley: A great start October 11, 2022 By Mike Lumley The Natchez Trace Orientation Day was lots of fun, laughter and learning. ...
Dan Hepp: Orientation day on the Trace

Dan Hepp: Orientation day on the Trace

The Natchez Trace Orientation Day was lots of fun, laughter and learning. ...
Jeff Sayers: From a bike to a hike

Jeff Sayers: From a bike to a hike

We left Pastor Randy and Parkway Baptist Church In Houston MS close to 8 a.m. These folks made us feel so welcome and important but also made us feel like old friends. ...
Karen Bacot: Beautiful weather to ride before a work day

Karen Bacot: Beautiful weather to ride before a work day

Each day the weather has been great with Day 4, the most beautiful. ...
Janet Gardner: Building community & communities

Janet Gardner: Building community & communities

Builder cyclists from all over the United States converged at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church today. Neil Mulliken will be leading the crew. ...
New friends for life

New friends for life

New friends for life July 30, 2022 By Neil Mullikin We started as strangers and left as friends for life. Our trip to Portland was a beautiful combination of perfectly planned events. ...
Enjoying the beauty of nature

Enjoying the beauty of nature

Enjoying the beauty of nature July 27, 2022 By Nicky Booth Since I had never visited upstate New York and New England before, I didn’t really know what to expect. I knew that it would be very scenic with the Adirondacks, the Green Mountains in Vermont, and the White Mountains in New Hampshire. ...
A monster hill and hair-raising descent

A monster hill and hair-raising descent

A monster hill and hair-raising descent July 25, 2022 By Daryl Olson We rode from Burlington to Montpelier, Vermont, a 57 mile ride with 4,163 feet of elevation gain! There are now only 4 ride days left to complete this adventure. Today’s ride while not that long was challenging to say the least. ...
A hugely positive experience

A hugely positive experience

A hugely positive experience July 24, 2022 By Scott Thurber Today is our last Sunday of the trip and I’m reflecting on the impending end of our 10 week adventure across the United States.  ...
Accomplishing the goal of riding across the country

Accomplishing the goal of riding across the country

Accomplishing the goal of riding across the country July 21, 2022 By Daryl Olson Today we rode from Newton Falls, New York to Lake Placid, a 65.2 mile ride with 3,455 feet of elevation gain. I believe almost everyone has probably heard of Lake Placid because of the 1980 winter Olympics, which were centered at ...
No such coincidence

No such coincidence

No such coincidence July 20, 2022 By Neil Mullikin At the time I am writing this blog, I am thinking about the powerful devotion we heard today. A word that was used was coincidence. The point was that there is no such thing. I agree with the conclusion. ...