Build Day Blessings

Written by: Mark Goodwin

I have started my fourth week of riding and have ridden in seven states. We have worked on four building sites. Tuesday in Springfield, Ohio, we were split into three teams. One team work at the YMCA making improvements to the reception area, and the other two teams painted the inside of houses, getting them ready for families yet to be determined. Even though we did not meet the future families, it feels good to know that the work moved the local Fuller Center closer to completion, thus helping two families attain affordable housing.Continue reading

Goodbye from Geezerman

Written by: Thomas Weber

The geezerman from “geezerville,” Colorado, is retiring! I got the name “geezerman” on my first FCBA ride in 2011 during a church talk, and I have kept it ever since (adding the Colorado location).
After 8 years, 7 cross-country adventures (biking or supporting), sleeping on church floors about 475 times, riding with probably 500 people, and covering almost 30,000 miles, this year will be my last cross-country adventure. Continue reading

A segment rider’s view

Written by: Rebecca Martinez

 

I have always loved to ride bikes and have been given a few opportunities to ride “long” distances in my life, but the Fuller Center Bike Adventure has been a great opportunity. It is truly a challenge to join a group of “strangers” and test your physical abilities, all while trying to keep a good attitude and not feel ill from fear and dehydration.Continue reading

The Calm After the Storm

Written by: Karl Trimmer
Last evening as we prepared to settle into a long nights sleep, preparing for the 97 mile ride from Louisville to Erlanger, the weather hit. The dark skies opened up and the rain began to fall sideways.   I believe that the term, “raining buckets” may have been coined from this type of rain.  Thunder and lightning crashing, then next we knew lights out time was preceded by the power outage, our “bedroom” was dark.  All power down for about three hours.  Needless to say, not all got the rest required for the next days ride.

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One of the originals

Written by: Tony Campbell

 

Two things. First, I have ridden some part of FCBA every year except 2013 since being one of the original 8 from San Diego to Savannah in 2008. Second, I’ve ridden 2 days now with 20 people who have a 7-week head start on me. Okay, three things: I’m 10 years older than in 2008.Continue reading

Meet the Mission Leader (Vlog)

Interviewee: Jim McCracken

Mission Leader Jim McCracken is interviewed by Chore-Team Master Stephany Escalante-Galindo in a short (under 5 min) exposition on his experiences with the Fuller Center Bike Adventure.

Generosity lives here

Written by: Mike Scotty

I am most fascinated on these Fuller Center bike adventures by the participants, both bikers and hosts, and their varying levels of faith and contribution. The churches that host us every night along the road go to great lengths to make sure we are comfortable, often making meals for us and getting the whole congregation involved. As grateful as we are to them for the shelter and meals, they seem as or more grateful to us for the work we’re doing.Continue reading

Mind your Mission

Written by: Bruce Peltzer 

This is my second year riding with the Fuller Center Bike Adventure, so I’ve had the chance to reconnect with friends from last year and make some new ones. And this  years logistics presented some challenges that are new to me (notably, bike shipping). But the core purpose and organization of the Adventure remain unchanged and still impress me… People from all across the country (and even beyond), of a wide range of ages and backgrounds, working together to address the issue of poverty housing.

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