More Ways to Help
Bike Adventure Coordinator
Our team goal this year is to raise $400,000, which would bring the total raised by FCBA to 2.4 million dollars – but we won’t be able to do it without your help! You can choose to support one of the of riders, or donate in honor of the entire team. Keep in mind that the money is not about the cyclists – the funds we raise go to support the more than 70 ongoing Fuller Center projects around the world and their goal to end poverty housing. Join us in our quest for affordable housing. Give now.
Our corporate partners play an important role in supporting this trip, and in return we offer publicity across several states and a means of spreading goodwill in the community. Different sponsorship levels may include your company’s logo on the official bike jersey, the support trailer and even our printed promotional materials. Take a look at our Corporate Sponsorship Levels and Benefits page. Also check the Meet our Sponsors page to see who’s helping out.
Here’s a list of a few things that we need to make this ride happen. Let us know if you might be able to help us out with any of them – the less we spend on these needs, the more we can spend helping those in need of a simple, decent place to live!
- Tires and Tubes: to fix flats for standard sized road bikes (700×23-25)
- Hydration: Gatorade or other electrolyte beverage powder mix
- Biker Fuel: Grocery store gift cards for national chains, Honey, Coffee, Cliff Bars, Energy Gel, etc.
- Support Van Fuel: Gas Cards for national chains
One of our biggest assets in growing the ride and our movement is to simply let people know who we are and what we do. You can help spread the word by inviting your friends to our Facebook page, Youtube channel, or Twitter, contacting local cycling clubs and service organizations, and hanging posters or leaving brochures at local colleges, churches, bike shops and coffee houses.As we develop other ideas and tools, we’ll pass them along to you. You might even brainstorm a few yourself. Email [email protected] to request to join our list of ambassadors. We look forward to hearing from you!
Drive our support van: We need someone to drive our van and trailer down the Natchez Trace in the spring, and across the country this summer. Interested? Read this job description and contact us!
Drive your own vehicle along with us: In the right situation, we’d love to have you drive along with us for either the spring or summer ride. It’s a tremendous help to have extra support out there on the road; whether it’s an extra snack, a ride in a rainstorm, or just an extra word of encouragement for a tired rider, it makes a huge difference on a journey like this. You’ll be a big part of our mission, and important member of the team … plus you’ll get the see this beautiful country and meet all the amazing folks we come across along the way! This support person would responsible for their own expenses, such as the cost of gas for their car. We’d love to talk with you about how it works, and invite you to join us for the adventure! Know that you would be loved and appreciated Read the job description and contact us!
If you live along the route, or have close contact with someone along the way, consider planning an event while the Bicycle Adventure is in town. Whether hosting us for dinner, inviting us to speak at your church or civic club, getting a bunch of riders together to gain sponsorships, bringing out the media or just joining us as we come through town, you can help us make the most of our time on the road this summer … and we’d really love to meet you! Please check our ride schedule first and contact us for approval before planning your event.
If you’re connected with a cycling club, you can really be of help to us. Let the other members know about the different ways they can be part of the ride. Come as a team to join us for a day, a segment or even the whole adventure. Also, simply helping us choose the best route through your area is a tremendously useful service
Other Ways to Help
Pray for us. Post encouraging comments on our blog. Host us along the way. Send us food. Tell your kids about what we’re doing and why. Share our blog with your co-workers or friends. Help us obtain corporate gifts (like gift cards for food), gifts-in-kind (like spare tires), or cash gifts to help us build homes. Ask your friends to donate. Write posts about the ride on Facebook, Twitter or your personal blog. Rather than the Fuller Center Bike Adventure, you can also check out even more ways to get involved in the ministry of The Fuller Center. Whatever you do, we thank you!