Macon a difference: Cycling into the Cherry Blossom City – By Dianne Fulller

Those bikers are fast! They can ride 80 miles in half a day! I wonder if we can earn any prize money by entering them in some cycling races? Somebody…check it out. The cyclists left the wonderful Fuller Center Covenant Partner in Louisville, Ga. early this morning and headed for Macon. I don’t have particulars on the events of the day, so someone will have to fill you in later about how many tires were blown today (Ryan: 1) or moments of inspiration.

Good news! A Macon Telegraph reporter just called and it looks like they will do a story on the Bike Adventure and the Fuller Center for tomorrow’s paper. Oyee! A big thanks to the NBC station here in town WMGT and Coreen for hosting us on the morning news yesterday! (Check it out here.)

Just received a call from Kelli, the driver of the support vehicle. The Fuller Center Cyclists are taking a rest at a pit stop, a nice café called The Big Chic, located several miles away. Sounds like there might be some jammin’ going on with Willie Nelson.

Sitting in the GEICO Visitors lobby I’m wondering how many employees work here? The Macon office is comprised of two mammoth buildings, one on each side of the road. We are extremely grateful for GEICO’s sponsorship of the Bike Adventure.

Oh,…oh here they come! The awesome team of nine lookgreat in their orange jerseys as they pedal into the GEICO office park. And ABC and CBS are here too! 

Later the cyclists enjoyed snacks and visiting with employees. Then…. MACON POLICE with flashing lights escorted the cyclists into downtown Macon. It was quite a spectacle. Kyle especially like the escort.

Fuller Center friends from Covenant Partners in Atlanta and McDonough joined us to welcome the cyclists to town.
The dinner at the Cox Theater was delicious and folks enjoyed Bike Adventure videos and a cycling movie. Tomorrow the cyclists will move on to Americus where they will work on building a house and taking a break from the bike seat.

Dianne Fuller lives in Macon with her husband Chris Fuller, who is Millard and Linda’s son. She spent many months planning and arranging the spectacular events the day held. Thanks Dianne!

Dianne’s own little Meet the Riders video:  

And here is a glimpse of the escort:


One Comment

  • Your police escort into Macon sounded really awesome…until we saw the video where it looked like they were trying to pull you over! I guess that’s what Ryan meant when he said “just keep pedaling!”


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