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By Ed Vander Pol

Today is best summed up as a very just peachy ride! We started the day by making a left turn onto N Pines Road on our way out of Spokane Valley, WA and ended up in Ritzville; a ride of slightly less than two times forty-seven miles minus two times four point seven miles! The ride went slightly up or down throughout the day with an ascent of approximately four thousand seven hundred feet divided by two.

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A Grand Weekend

A number of riders have faced some personal challenges this week.  One was felled by an intense headache.  Another fainted (not while riding the bike).  And another got word that his 100 year-old mother had passed away.  In each case, this community of bikers mobilized to help.  For most riders, the “non-cycling” aspects of the Fuller Center Bike Adventure are the most impactful, not only for the riders, but also for the support staff.

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(Always) Back for More

By Kert Emperado

I arrived in Portland yesterday and had a chance to reunite with 2014 riders, Nicole, Lindsey, and support intern, Kristina. And this was even before meeting with the official ride group. I am always reminded that the FCBA experience often builds lifelong relationships. We enjoyed reminiscing about our shared experiences biking and traveling throughout the country and catching up on our new life situations. Thank you to Nicole and Kristina for driving up to Portland, and for Lindsey for hosting us, and taking us to the nearby award-winning food trucks! I had a waffle sandwich called the Portlander, and it was very tasty.Continue reading

Never Short on Support

Written by: Ami Hough

We started in Taos, New Mexico at Loma Verde Presbyterian Camp, and ended in Alamosa, Colorado. The ride was incredibly long- 101 miles- but with the support of a fellow rider, we were able to pass the time with laughter and joy. Continue reading

The adventure is a challenge

Written by: Meredith Fitzpatrick

Its been exactly a week since I arrived in San Francisco and met all of the incredible people I’m living alongside. The group is made up of individuals that range in age from 14 to 76 years old, from every corner of the country and from so many different backgrounds. Our one common denominator is that we love riding our bikes and we’ve all come together to take on this huge challenge together.

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