PHOTO GALLERIES: Bicycle Adventurers practice what they preach with build days
The Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure has raised more than $4 million for The Fuller Center for Housing’s fight to end poverty housing since its first ride back in 2008. Over the years, more than 1,600 riders have pedaled more than 1.5 million cumulative miles — not including two major rides going on now.
The 1,478-mile East Coast ride is in its final week after having started May 27 on Tybee Island, Georgia. The riders arrived today in Stafford Springs, Conn., and will conclude their journey Sunday in Portland, Maine.
Meanwhile, the 3,919-mile Cali-to-Carolina ride has not even reached its halfway point as cyclists pedaled 107 miles today from Duchesne, Utah, to Rangely, Colo. It will conclude August 5 in Wilmington, N.C.
The main goals of the Bicycle Adventure are to raise money for The Fuller Center’s work and awareness about the affordable housing ministry. However, cyclists hop off their bikes along the way to work with Fuller Center covenant partners — days where they practice what they preach by helping families and making memories that last a lifetime.
The cross-country ride had a build day Thursday with the Castle Country Fuller Center for Housing, and then another on Saturday with The Fuller Center for Housing of Utah County. That same Saturday, the East Coast riders had a build day with The Fuller Center for Housing of Greater New York City.
Saturday’s build in Orem, Utah — in which the cyclists worked on the home of a man who lost both of his hands in a Civil War re-enactment accident 40 years ago — was covered by three different media outlets, and you can read their reports in the links below. The links are followed by galleries from each of the three recent build days.