About 35 cyclists are arriving in Nashville, Tenn., today for the Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure‘s annual spring ride down the bike-friendly Natchez Trace Parkway. The 400-mile ride begins Sunday after church services at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, which is hosting the riders during their two-night stay in Nashville. It will conclude Saturday at historic Tougaloo College in Jackson, Miss.
On Saturday will be the first of two build days on this year’s ride as it works with the Fuller Center for Housing of Middle Tennessee, making repairs and improvements at 15 properties through a partnership with St. Luke’s Community House. After the morning work, the riders will have lunch and then an orientation and practice ride around Nashville.
The mission of the Bicycle Adventure is to raise awareness of and funds for The Fuller Center’s work in more than 70 U.S. communities and 20 countries. Since its founding in 2008, the rides have raised more than $1.3 million for The Fuller Center’s work.
The Bicycle Adventure also has a cross-country summer ride and a two-day fall ride. This summer’s cross-country map will take riders from Seattle, Wash., to Washington, D.C. The two-day fall ride will take place on The Silver Comet Trail in Georgia and Alabama.