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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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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. ...
Too much fun

Too much fun

Too much fun July 19, 2022 By Suzanne Stack After our soggy Monday, Tuesday was a perfect riding day. The route from Weedsport to Watertown was my favorite kind: country roads and two lane highways over hill and dale, past farms, and through little towns. Short sleeve weather with cloud cover and favorable winds most ...
A weekend of learning opportunities

A weekend of learning opportunities

A weekend of learning opportunities July 18, 2022 By Wayne Wilson Today, started in the rain with a forecast for rain all day and storms in the afternoon. It was especially fun; I enjoyed riding in the rain. It was even an adventure exploring unplanned routes because of two bridge closings. ...
Reflecting on our ride across the country

Reflecting on our ride across the country

Reflecting on our ride across the country July 16, 2022 By Scott Thurber We are in Rochester, New York with those of us riding or supporting the full cross country trek having completed 44 days of riding. As we embark on the remaining 10 riding days, I’m spending more time reflecting on what we learned. ...
Friendships highlight the Fuller Center Bike Adventure

Friendships highlight the Fuller Center Bike Adventure

Friendships highlight the Bike Adventure July 15, 2022 By Mike Wieser Today just happens to correspond with my departure from the Fuller Center Bike Adventure. By the time this blog is posted, I will be making my way to Ithaca, New York to visit friends and begin a new bike adventure around New York’s Finger ...
My first impressions as a newbie rider

My first impressions as a newbie rider

My first impressions as a newbie rider July 14, 2022 By Nicky Booth To be completely honest, I had no idea what to expect coming into this trip. I knew that my fellow riders would be friendly, the bike rides would be challenging, and the builds would be fulfilling.  ...
We ride to get there

We ride to get there

We ride to get there July 13, 2022 By Renee McCullough I began my ride in Ontonagon, Michigan a little over two weeks ago. During the first week, we were on a long ride which was extended by six miles due to an unexpected road closure.   ...