20 Whole Way Riders 24 Segment Riders 4 Communications Interns
Connor Ciment, 23 2017 Bike Adventure Trip Leader Returning 2015 and 2016 Fuller Center Cyclist Americus, GA
Hi Fuller Center Bike Adventurers, my name is Connor, and I will be leading the 2017 Summer Coastal rides. I am a second year Trip Leader with the Fuller Center, having led the Spring, Summer, and Fall in 2016.
It has been an absolute honor and privilege to lead rides this past year, and I have grown closer to the person I want to be through the fellowship of the FCBA community. The opportunity to dedicate myself to a cause that I am passionate about, all the while riding my bike across the country, has been an incredible blessing!
It doesn’t get much better than this: living simply, biking daily, building homes and lifelong relationships. I am excited to meet the newest addition to my Bike Adventure family!
Jessica McClain, 22 Returning 2015 and 2016 Communications Specialist Americus, GA
After graduating from Wofford College in May and interning for the Bike Adventure for two summers, I am now officially living in Americus, GA and am serving as a full-time communications specialist for the Fuller Center. I am amazed daily at how much I have grown to love this organization, and I couldn’t be happier that my adult life is kicking off in such a service-based manner.
I’ll be seeing y’all again in the summer of 2017!
Brianna Kelly, 20 Returning 2016 Fuller Center Cyclist Whole Way Rider Mandan, ND Fundraising Goal: $2,500
Hi, I’m Brianna Kelly. I’m 20 and my first experience riding with this group was in 2016. It was possibly the best experience of my life up to this point, so I am back for another summer. I absolutely love the Fuller Center’s mission and am so excited to help raise money and awareness and be a part of what is sure to be an amazing team!
Daniel Zassick, 31 Returning 2012 and 2014 Fuller Center Cyclist Whole Way Rider Traverse City, MI Fundraising Goal: $2,500
I first road with the FCBA in the summer of 2012 on this very same route and I could not help but jump at the chance to ride it again. Joining the ride in 2012 was my introduction to bike touring and a deeper experience with the Fuller Center for Housing, and I absolutely loved both. I met amazing friends and worked with wonderful people to bike, build, repair, and just generally help wherever we could along the way. In 2014 I was able to ride again and this time from coast to coast, all the while stopping to help more and meet more amazing people along the way. Now in 2017 I will take a bit of my summer break from classes at the Great Lakes Maritime Academy in Traverse City, MI to adventure down the West Coast all over again.
John Zassick, 57 Returning 2014 Fuller Center Cyclist Whole Way Rider Parma, OH Fundraising Goal: $2,500
I’m just an average guy from Parma Ohio. Nuff said.
Monica Busby, 40 Returning 2014, 2015, and 2016 Fuller Center Cyclist Segment 3 Rider Los Angeles, CA Fundraising Goal: $750
Returning rider since 2014.I’m hooked!!Woohoo!!
Trent Eisenbarth, 46 2017 Fuller Center Cyclist Segment 3 Rider Tuscola, IL Fundraising Goal: $750
Kim Eisenbarth, 40 Returning 2014, 2015, and 2016 Fuller Center Cyclist Segments 1-3 Rider Tuscola, IL Fundraising Goal: $2,500
I am hooked on Fuller!Cannot wait to join this amazing group of folks next summer!
Gary Schroeder, 63 Returning 2016 Fuller Center Cyclist Whole Way Rider Galt, CA Fundraising Goal: $2,500
My first exposure to the Bike Adventure was as a 2016 Segment 1 rider.By the end of the week, I knew I had to come back for a greater opportunity to spread the word about the work of the Fuller Center, assist in fund raising for the Fuller Center’s mission, and most importantly, roll up my sleeves and work with other Bike Adventure riders to work on build projects along the way.I learned this isn’t bike riders doing good for others—it’s people doing good who ride bikes and I`m excited to be sharing this adventure with others who share that passion.
Peter Perkowski, 31 Returning 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2016 Fuller Center Cyclist Segments 3-4 Rider Lake Hiawatha, NJ Fundraising Goal: $1,500
Bill Black, 63 Returning 2016 Fuller Center Cyclist Whole Way Rider Washington, D.C. Fundraising Goal: $2,500 A semi-retired Boston native who has lived in Washington, DC for 35 years. Husband and father of two twenty somethings, a boy and a girl.
Fred Smoak, 65 Returning 2015 & 2016 Fuller Center Cyclist Bethesda, MD Whole Way Rider Fundraising Goal: $2,500 Last year’s Fuller Ride was one of life’s high points. We had a great route, great riders, and helped people along the way. The Fuller Center does good work and inspires us to be the people we want to be. I can’t think of a better way to spend the summer. You see this country from a whole new perspective when you tour by bike. You see the good and not-so-good.
Peter Asmuth, 64 Returning 2015 & 2016 Fuller Center Cyclist Whole Way Rider Chevy Chase, MD Fundraising Goal: $2,500 I’ve done a few other bike trips and, for the past eight years, I’ve participated in a church sponsored work camp in rural Virginia. I’ve driven across country a few times. Last summer I joined the ride from Seattle to Washington, DC. The experience was better than I expected in every way and I’m looking forward to seeing the west coast from the seat of my bicycle. This will be a great opportunity to combine everything into one adventure, meet America, and help.
Charlotte Asmuth, 29 2017 Rider Whole Way Rider Bangor, ME Fundraising Goal: $2,500
Madalyn Davidson, 36 2017 Rider Segments 2 – 4 Rider Tuscola, Illinois Fundraising Goal: $2,500 I have been biking for about 6 years now and love it for the adventure it brings. This will be my first ride with Fuller and I can not wait to ride along the West coast and meet the other fantastic riders!
Alan Shu, 42 2017 Rider Segment 2 Rider San Diego, California Fundraising Goal: $750
Hi, my name is Alan. I am very excited to be a part of the 2017 FCBA, even just for 1 segment. Taking adventure for a good cause, what more can I ask?
Joseph Kelly, 18 2017 Rider Segment 4 Rider Yankton, South Dakota Fundraising Goal: $750
Hello, my name is Joseph Kelly. Last summer my sister, Brianna rode across the country with FCBA and now I am convinced to join her for a week! I love the mission FCBA has of raising awareness for and assisting people in acquiring affordable, adequate housing, sharing the love of Christ while also preparing families for a better future! I am excited to ride my bike across the coast of California, share this experience with my sister, and serve God through a different outlet during this week of my summer!
Anna Little, 21 2017 Rider Whole Way Rider Starkville, Mississippi Fundraising Goal: $2,500
Hey everybody, I’m Anna! I planned to go on the ride last summer, but I was sidelined by a hip surgery. I’m super excited to ride the West Coast this summer. I graduate about ten days before we leave, so I’m looking forward to the trip as not only a way to serve others, but also a way to celebrate graduating from college!
Ann Coleman, 61 Returning 2016 Rider Whole Way Rider Park City, Utah Fundraising Goal: $5,000
I had a great time last summer riding a segment of the cross country trip. I became passionate about Fuller and ending poverty housing. I am feeling called to have a bigger impact. I look forward to the west coast ride, particularly the people we meet along the way and making a difference with this great cause. Thanks for supporting me in any way you feel lead.
I’m a hospital pharmacist from Ohio. I’ve done several dozen week-long bicycle rides. I’m more interested in seeing the sights along the way than I am in getting to the destination in a hurry. I have 3 adult children, a 14 year old son, three grandchildren, and a wonderful wife. I’m on our local county park board, and spend lots of time working to build our county’s first rail-trail. I’ve ridden the spring ride twice, as well as the first and last segments of the 2016 cross-country ride. I really enjoy the people that I meet on the Fuller Center Bicycle Adventures.The trip is a wonderful opportunity to combine my passion for bicycling while making the world a better place.
Mark Major, 59 Returning 2013, 2014, 2015 Rider Whole Way Rider Ocoee, Florida Fundraising Goal: $2,500 – Central Florida Fuller Center for Housing
This will be my fourth year riding with FCBA, raising money for the Central Florida Fuller Center for Housing.
Sherry Dire, 45 Returning 2014, 2015 & 2016 Rider Whole Way Rider Koloa, Hawaii Fundraising Goal: $2,500
If you are thinking about this ride and wondering if you should do it, if you can, if it`s worth it, stop wondering! It is an amazing opportunity to give of yourself to others, learn more about your own strength, pedal out the frustrations in your life, see the country in an intimate way, and meet people whom you will come to care for as if they are your own family. Do it, sign up! You can do it! It is worth it!
Hi! After last summer`s experience, I knew I`d be back for more. I absolutely love what the Fuller Center stands for and am excited to be a part of supporting their mission. I am looking forward to meeting everyone and getting back to the biking/building lifestyle!
Jarel Busby, 14 2017 Rider Segment 3 Rider Los Angeles, California Fundraising Goal: $2500
Looking forward to joining the adventure with my Mom and Dad! Go Busby clan!
Johnny Busby, 40 Returning 2015 & 2016 Rider Segment 3 Rider Los Angeles, California Fundraising Goal: $2500
“Everyone can great because anybody can serve! You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love”- MLK. Looking forward to bringing the entire Busby clan to serve our neighbors! Join us!
Returning this year on the West Coast Ride to again be a part of the Fuller Center Bike Adventure. After the FCBA 2014 cross country and joining from Bluffton,OH to Portland, ME in 2015, I again would like to contribute to the Fuller Centers Mission for affordable housing. The monies I’m able to raise this year will go to Simple Living Project(Kensington,PA) and the Pignon, Haiti project.
Lori Haubrick, 56 2017 Rider Whole Way Rider Prescott, Arizona Fundraising Goal: $5,000
I enjoy biking and seeing other parts of the country. I enjoy being a member of the community of riders who are committed to the mission of the Fuller Center for Housing.
Greg Zeroun, 32 Returning 2014 Rider Segment 3 San Jose, California Fundraising Goal: $750
Hi, I’m Greg (whole way rider in 2014)coming back for a small portion of the West Coast ride to enjoy some of the best people I know, serve others and praise God in the process. Can`t wait to meet up and enjoy the scenery for a great cause!
Hi. I am a fourth segment rider and this is my first time for a week long ride. Must say I am a little intimidated! My husband and I have been on mission trips to build in Mexico and love spending our downtime on the bikes. Mark (husband) found Fullers website a year ago and we decided to take the plunge this summer. Can’t wait to meet our new awesome friends, share our faith, and help by being the hands and feet of Jesus.
Mark Goodwin, 59 2017 Rider Whole Way Owasso, Oklahoma Fundraising Goal: $2,500
Penny and I have been riding bikes for several years. We began riding comfort bikes around town. Then moved on to riding Rails to Trails for one to three days at a time. The last eight years have been spent on both trail and road bikes still doing Rails to Trails and local group and weekend road rides. Through our Church we have been on a few Mission building trips. This year we are looking forward to merging the two together by riding with the Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure. Looking forward to meeting other riders, volunteers, and learning what God has planned.
Melissa Hedrick, 20 2017 Photographer and Social Media Manager Whole Way Rancho Cucamonga, California
Hi! I`m Melissa Hedrick. I am so excited to be participating in the Bike Adventure this summer as a Photography and Social Media Intern. I`m looking forward to sharing the stories of the riders and encouraging others through both words and photos to participate in the Fuller Center`s mission to eradicate poverty housing. May God use the efforts of all team members to bless those we have the opportunity to serve.
Last year, I started looking for a bike tour to join in 2017 and I was excited to learn about FCBA from a friend. I’m looking forward to the beautiful West Coast scenery, the physical challenge, and meeting fellow cyclists with a common desire to help others.
Carolyn McDonough, 20 Returning 2015 Rider Communications Specialist Pennington, New Jersey
Hi everyone! My name is Carolyn and I am going to be on the West Coast trip this summer as the photography/media specialist intern. I am currently a junior at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania and went across the country with the Fuller Center in 2015 and had an amazing experience! I am so excited to see how the Lord will work this summer and can’t wait to be on another adventure again!
Hi Everyone! A dear friend of mine introduced me to this organization, and it is a calling I cannot ignore. I am anxious to join this a segment of this ride for the 1st time and to meet others guided by living in service to others.
Brenda Heathcoat, 51 Returning 2016 Fuller Center Cyclist Segments 2 – 4 Pensacola, FL Fundraising Goal: $2,500
Hello, I’m Brenda Heathcoat. I’m so excited to be back with the Fuller Center For Housing. I knew this past summer I’d be back. I’m so looking forward to this incredible journey of building people and houses through the Love of Jesus. May my heart and feet endure, with JOY, the path that’s before me.
Stephany Escalante Galindo, 27 Returning 2015 & 2016 Rider Segments 1-3 Los Angeles, California Fundraising Goal: $750
I’m a returning rider and West Coast resident. I’ve ridden across southern California and across Arizona in 2015. The following summer I shared the love for the adventure and the fuller center with my husband and we spent 3 weeks together biking from Kellogg, Idaho to Cheyenne, Wyoming. I completed an additional week of the cross country trip and ended in Lincoln, Nebraska. I live and love to ride in Los Angeles. I’m a 7th grade science teacher who loves to give back any way I can and I couldn’t be more fortunate than to find the perfect organization to does just that.
Mike Scotty, 59 2017 Rider Segment 2 Rider Oak Park, Illinois Fundraising Goal: $1,500
Doing short hops around Chicago for a couple of years now. Ready to branch out, thanks to my nephew Luke, an FCBA veteran.
My name is Talia Baddour and I am super excited to be a part of the Fuller Center Bike Adventure. This will be my first time riding and I hope to gain from this valuable experience by meeting new people and serving God as I serve the community.
Hello fellow FCBAers! My name is Lindsey Olsen. I am an adventurer, explorer, and thrill-seeker. I will have completed my M.Ed. in Exercise Science by this summer and feel called to ride through the west coast before I do further adult things. I have had two wonderful experiences on the bicycle with the Fuller Center for Housing, and have no doubt that this summer will be just as amazing.
Julio Galindo, 27 Returning 2016 Fuller Center Cyclist Segments 2 and 3 Rider Los Angeles, California Fundraising Goal: $1,500
I’m Julio Galindo and I`m riding this summer along the west coast with my beautiful wife. She’s the one who braved the hot California and Arizona desert two years ago and she’s inspired me to ride last year. I’m back again to ride with her for 2 weeks as we make our way from Oregon to California!
My name is Naomi Reyes, and I am very excited for this journey. I am currently a senior at Arizona State University studying Kinesiology, and I am looking forward to this ride to fulfill my passion for cycling and strengthen my relationship with God.
Lauryn Kostopoulos, 22 Whole Way Rider Denver, CO Fundraising Goal: $2,500
Hi, I’m Lauryn! I signed up for this ride on a whim in 2014, trained entirely on a stationary bike, and have been hooked ever since. I love doughnuts and fun socks, and I am excited to see the west coast this summer!