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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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RENEE McCULLOUGH: Keys and channels provide fitting ending

RENEE McCULLOUGH: Keys and channels provide fitting ending

Keys and channels symbolize so much at end of journey January 23, 2024 By Renee McCullough Today we rode into Key West on the final ride of Tour de Florida 2024...
PAUL ROUSE: From Hollywood to Homestead through bustling Miami

PAUL ROUSE: From Hollywood to Homestead through bustling Miami

From Hollywood to Homestead through busling Miami January 20, 2024 By Paul Rouse Today’s ride presented several different environments that challenged our bike riding and navigation skills...
DIANE BRUNI: Who is powering your guidance system?

DIANE BRUNI: Who is powering your guidance system?

Who is powering your guidance system? January 19, 2024 By Diane Bruni What is your GPS in life?...
PAUL ROUSE: A day of visual contrasts

PAUL ROUSE: A day of visual contrasts

A day of visual contrasts January 18, 2024 By Paul Rouse Today was a day of contrasts. Fort Pierce is a town I’ve been through before.  There are some areas of town that are thriving and other areas that are run down — the usual mix of poverty and middle class, perhaps leaning more toward poverty...
MICHAEL AMEND: A fulfilling, enjoyable day in Fort Pierce

MICHAEL AMEND: A fulfilling, enjoyable day in Fort Pierce

A fulfilling, enjoyable day in Fort Pierce January 17, 2024 By Michael Amend We woke up to a sunny day in Fort Pierce, Florida,  on the floor and in the pews of the Community United Methodist Church with 33 of our newest friends...
KEELY HAWKINS: Friendships form quickly

KEELY HAWKINS: Friendships form quickly

Friendships form quickly on these rides January 13, 2024 By Keely Hawkins First day was a beautiful scenic route. Although we did get held up by a silly long train not even a mile into the ride...
PAUL ROUSE: A good day to spread the word about The Fuller Center

PAUL ROUSE: A good day to spread the word about The Fuller Center

Spreading awareness is part of the mission January 15, 2024 By Paul Rouse Great day yesterday.  Wonderful church service in Titusville, followed by a short 30-mile ride to Cocoa Beach.  Cloudy and cool all day, with rain starting just as we reached our destination church, but a good tail wind the whole way...
TERESA LANE: Shout-outs of gratitude for our church hosts

TERESA LANE: Shout-outs of gratitude for our church hosts

Shout-outs of gratitude for our church hosts January 14, 2024 By Teresa Lane Well, in spite of less than ideal cycling weather, it’s another great day on the bike...
STEVE MANN: The 2024 Tour de Florida has begun

STEVE MANN: The 2024 Tour de Florida has begun

2024 Tour de Florida has begun January 13, 2024 By Steve Mann All arrived safely to the starting church on Friday despite some flight delays and similar hiccups to make things interesting. After the shuttles arrived, pizza was available for dinner, then we had our trip orientation. Lights were out at 10:06 pm for the night...
BARRY WORRELL: Wrapping up an amazing faith-building experience

BARRY WORRELL: Wrapping up an amazing faith-building experience

Wrapping up an unforgettable faith-building ride October 20, 2023 By Barry Worrell This wraps up the final day of the Fuller Center Natchez Trace Bike Adventure...
GARY SCHROEDER: Another great build day in Houston, Mississippi

GARY SCHROEDER: Another great build day in Houston, Mississippi

Another great build day in Houston, Mississippi October 18, 2023 By Gary Schroeder This week yielded another wonderful build day for the Fuller Center Bike Adventure...
PAUL ROUSE: Bittersweet return to riding after great build day

PAUL ROUSE: Bittersweet return to riding after great build day

Bittersweet return to riding after great build day October 19, 2023 By Paul Rouse It was bittersweet leaving Houston, MS for our 77-mile ride to Kosciusko, MS this morning...