History

Inspired by the 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 help the organization meet its three greatest needs:

Our mission hasn’t changed, and we continue to use our rides to invite more people to join our movement. 

 

The event has now ridden through 48 U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and one Canadian Province and expanded from a single summer ride to a series of annual rides. Check out some more stats and year-by-year history below. 

Fuller Center Founder Millard Fuller greeting Bike Adventure Founder Ryan Iafigliola during the inaugural ride in 2008 when the team arrived to the Fuller Center office in Americus, Georgia
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Ride-by-Ride History

2021

Called another miracle, managed to pull off Cross Country, West Coast, and Natchez Trace rides despite a lingering pandemic.
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2020

A pandemic-inspired around-the-world virtual journey that kept us connected while remaining safely distanced.
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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

We enjoyed the Natchez Trace during the month of April for the first time, then traveled 4,000 miles - our furthest yet - during the summer cross-country ride.
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2014

During 2014, the Bike Adventure reached a $1 million cumulative fundraising goal and hosted our first Silver Comet trail ride.
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2013

The Bike Adventure went "international" this year for the first and only time in history, as the cross-country riders traveled past the Canadian border.
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2012

2012 was a year of taking risks! First, we added our now annual Natchez Trace ride to the schedule, then we prepared for two consecutive rides down the U.S. coasts.
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2011

In 2011, we continued our new tradition of cross-country bicycle adventures, but this time without the leadership of Bike Adventure founder, Ryan Iafigliola.
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2010

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Fuller Center, founded to help victims of Hurricane Katrina, the Bike Adventure rides the shape of a “5” down the east coast toward New Orleans.
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2009

One year under our belt and we decide to make a slightly shorter journey… but with no less adventure!
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2008

Bicycle Adventure founder, Ryan Iafigliola, set out on the inaugural adventure with his crew of 8 intrepid adventurers. It was the journey of faith and purpose that started it all!
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