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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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Glorious Scenery and Incredible Kindness

Glorious Scenery and Incredible Kindness

Written By: By Dan Sheridan Today we arose to a delicious breakfast provided by John, and elder at the Woodinville Unitarian Universalistic Church. My favorite was a crockpot full of steel-cut oatmeal and raisins. What a wonderful way to start our day! At our devotion Ryan shared the Rag Man story, written by Walter Wangerin. ...
Mark Shue: Can kings hold golden pencils?

Mark Shue: Can kings hold golden pencils?

Fuller Center Bicycle Adventurer Mark Shue shares his morning devotional from the final day of the 2022 Gulf Coast Ride. ...
Gary Schroeder: From start to finish to what’s next

Gary Schroeder: From start to finish to what’s next

It always amazes me that no matter the lengths of a Bike Adventure ride, the end seems so far away when we start but then in a flash, we're packing up to go home. ...
Sara Dobbs: Smooth roads allow for great sightseeing

Sara Dobbs: Smooth roads allow for great sightseeing

I was expecting rough roads today. ...
Diane Buckley-Maidt: The third build day

Diane Buckley-Maidt: The third build day

Today was our third build day of the ride. After a delicious breakfast provided by the Fuller Center Disaster Rebuilders we split into three teams. ...
Sara Dobbs: Life is a lot like these rides

Sara Dobbs: Life is a lot like these rides

We’ve all heard familiar quotes of how life is like riding a bicycle: that in order to stay balanced, you have to keep moving forward, but I was thinking today about all the ways in which life is also like being on a Fuller Center Bike Adventure. ...
Mike Rutherford: The home stretch

Mike Rutherford: The home stretch

After a build day in Sulfur, Louisiana we began our journey to leave LA and head into the final state of Texas. As has become common on this journey, the weather was looking to be unpredictable with rain, thunderstorms, and gale force winds in the plan for the day. ...
James Hartman: Final build day of the Gulf Coast ride

James Hartman: Final build day of the Gulf Coast ride

Today was our 3rd, and last, build day. We were in Sulphur, LA working on 3 homes. ...
Mary Beth McDonough: Our amazing God protects us

Mary Beth McDonough: Our amazing God protects us

A 4:45 a.m. wake-up call started a 101.5-miler from Baton Rouge to Eunice Louisiana. ...
James Hartman: Working hard to beat the rain

James Hartman: Working hard to beat the rain

Today was our second day working at Miss Jackie's house. We were thrown a curve when we first arrived. We needed to finish putting up the siding but were told we first needed to put up an additional rafter to support the roof. This took a team of 4 of us almost the entire morning. ...
Tim Bruce: Build days hammer home what this is all about

Tim Bruce: Build days hammer home what this is all about

Having focused on cycling hundreds of miles, tomorrow we turn our attention to two days of construction work on people’s homes. ...
Jeff Sayers: Welcomed with popsicles and strawberries

Jeff Sayers: Welcomed with popsicles and strawberries

Waking up at Christ Episcopal. Church in Slidel, our day
began after breakfast with a touching devotional in poetic form from Mark, whose message made Neil speechless for a moment, perhaps reflecting on his own life. ...
Karen Bacot: Sometimes a feast is called for

Karen Bacot: Sometimes a feast is called for

We had a feast yesterday, thanks to the fine people, Bruce & Janice; lunch soup and dinner stew were amazing. This morning, Pastor Tim of Dauphin Island United Methodist Church cooked us a delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs, grits, smoke sausage, and homemade biscuits. ...