Congratulations, cyclists! Our 3,500-mile summer Bicycle Adventure is in the books

Congratulations, cyclists! Our 3,500-mile summer Bicycle Adventure is in the books

The Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure wrapped up its record-setting 2016 Summer Ride in Washington, D.C., today, having raised more than $285,000 — and counting — for The Fuller Center’s work across the United States and around the world.

Funds are still being tallied, but the ride far exceeded its goal of $250,000 early in the 3,500-mile ride from Seattle to D.C. — an achievement accomplished the first few weeks of the ride. The ride also set new records for participation. In fact, the ride had to be divided into an Orange Ride that departed Seattle on June 11 and a Blue Ride that left a week later. The two rides merged on Friday and rode into D.C. together on Saturday.

Fuller Center President David Snell congratulated the riders Saturday on their safe and successful journey.

“The 2016 Summer Bicycle Adventure is now a part of our history — and what a ride it was, rides, actually,” Snell said. “Two groups of intrepid souls crossed the country, raising money and awareness and helping with some Fuller Center projects along the way. There’s no way to adequately thank them for their sacrifices — hopefully the memory of doing something truly remarkable, truly kind will be enough. Congratulations to all — to those who made the entire trip and to those who joined for a day or a week or two. You are true partners and friends to this ministry.”

Stay tuned to FullerCenter.org next week for more details about the ride’s success and future plans.

Chris Johnson
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Chris Johnson is the Director of Communications for The Fuller Center for Housing, a multi-award-winning columnist for the Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer and author of 4 books.

1 Comment on "Congratulations, cyclists! Our 3,500-mile summer Bicycle Adventure is in the books"

  • Jackie Goodman says

    So amazing! Great news about the safe arrival of all the bicyclists, who deserve accolades for this incredible feat! God bless each of you!

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