History

Inspired by 700, 1,000, and 1,200 mile walks led by Millard and Linda Fuller in the 1980’s, recent Notre Dame graduate Ryan Iafigliola created the Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure in 2008 as a way to invite more people into our affordable housing movement. Since our inaugural ride in 2008, the event has ridden through 48 U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and one Canadian Province, helped physically renovate or repair 231 homes, and has raised over $2.72 million for families in need of housing all over the world. Combined 1,488 riders have ridden over 1,348,000 miles for the mission. We have expanded from our single summer ride, giving people more opportunities to join in service-cycling throughout the year.

Millard and Linda Fuller, 1988

Why We Ride

Why do we do it? It’s pretty simple:

1. To spread the word about our ministry
2. To raise money for our ministry’s work
3. To develop Fuller Center partners along the way

The result of the ride is that the homes of real people get built and renovated, the movement expands and all involved can grow in faith, hope and love. We build homes, we build friendships, and we build community.

2020 Goals:

  • 180 riders to join for multi-day lengths 
  • Raise $350,000, bringing our cumulative total raised by FCBA to $3.075 million
  • 40+ media stories
  • 50+ new church relationships
  • 5,000 fans on our Facebook Page

Ride-by-Ride History

2019

In 2019, we hosted our annual spring Natchez Trace ride, along with our summer Parks & Peaks and Seattle to D.C. rides.
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2018

For the first time, in addition to our annual rides, we completed two cross-country routes simultaneously.
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2017

Along with our annual rides, during the summer we had one cross-country route and rides down each coast in 2017. In the fall we hosted our first Dirt to D.C. ride.
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2016

The 2011 Seattle to D.C. ride was so incredible that we decided to bring it back for another year - our first repeat summer ride, to complement the fall and spring rides.
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2015

In 2018, we hosted our annual spring Natchez Trace ride, along with our summer Port to Port and Ocean to Ocean rides, followed by the Silver Comet and Dirt to D.C. rides.
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2014

In 2019, we hosted our annual spring Natchez Trace ride, along with our summer Parks & Peaks and Seattle to D.C. rides.
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2013

In 2018, we hosted our annual spring Natchez Trace ride, along with our summer Port to Port and Ocean to Ocean rides, followed by the Silver Comet and Dirt to D.C. rides.
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2012

In 2019, we hosted our annual spring Natchez Trace ride, along with our summer Parks & Peaks and Seattle to D.C. rides.
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2011

In 2019, we hosted our annual spring Natchez Trace ride, along with our summer Parks & Peaks and Seattle to D.C. rides.
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2010

In 2018, we hosted our annual spring Natchez Trace ride, along with our summer Port to Port and Ocean to Ocean rides, followed by the Silver Comet and Dirt to D.C. rides.
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2009

In 2019, we hosted our annual spring Natchez Trace ride, along with our summer Parks & Peaks and Seattle to D.C. rides.
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2008

In 2018, we hosted our annual spring Natchez Trace ride, along with our summer Port to Port and Ocean to Ocean rides, followed by the Silver Comet and Dirt to D.C. rides.
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