KSWO-TV catches up with Bicycle Adventure during stop in Lawton, Oklahoma

KSWO-TV catches up with Bicycle Adventure during stop in Lawton, Oklahoma

The Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure’s cross-country ride is on its way from Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, to Atoka, Oklahoma, today — a fairly lonely 82-mile stretch of its fundraising and awareness ride. But KSWO caught up with the riders over the weekend in Lawton, Oklahoma.

Click here to view KSWO’s complete report.

VIDEO: Cross-country Bicycle Adventure now one-third complete; update from Colorado

VIDEO: Cross-country Bicycle Adventure now one-third complete; update from Colorado

The Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure’s cross-country ride — there also are West Coast and East Coast rides this year — is currently in Colorado. Today, the cyclists raising money for The Fuller Center for Housing are pedaling 61 miles from Leadville to Salida.

The team just posted a video update about their third of nine weeklong segments, including their first build day of the ride, which occurred this past Saturday with the Moffatt County Fuller Center for Housing in Craig, Colorado. Check out their Week 3 update below and please consider a gift to help these hardworking riders reach their fundraising goal of $400,000, which would put the ride over the all-time fundraising mark of $2 million since the first Adventure in 2008.

Vacaville, California newspaper features extensive report on Bicycle Adventure’s arrival

Vacaville, California newspaper features extensive report on Bicycle Adventure’s arrival

“I didn’t realize people across America are pretty amazing,” Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure cyclist Monica Busby told reporter Jessica Rogness of The Reporter News in Vacaville, Calif., of what keeps drawing her back to the annual fundraising and awareness ride. “There’s a lot more kind people, loving people in this country and I fell in love with that.”

Rogness produced an extensive and detailed article for The Reporter News about the cross-country ride that just began Saturday in San Francisco and arrived in Vacaville on Monday. They are on a 3,600-mile ride to Savannah, while another group of riders is going down the West Coast from Seattle to San Diego and later down the East Coast from Portland, Maine, to Key West, Fla.

The Bicycle Adventure is celebrating its 10th year in 2017 and nearing the all-time fundraising milestone of $2 million in funds raised for The Fuller Center for Housing’s ministry.

Complete article in The Reporter news

Bicycle Adventure’s spring stop in Houston, Mississippi, extra special this year

Bicycle Adventure’s spring stop in Houston, Mississippi, extra special this year

For the past six years, the Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure has visited Houston, Miss., and been hosted by Parkway Baptist Church during its annual Spring Ride down the Natchez Trace Parkway.

This year the stop had added meaning because the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate in Houston recently switched to The Fuller Center for Housing’s ministry and not only hosted cyclists this year but also put them to work on their first Fuller Center house.

The Chickasaw Journal has a report on the stop and build day at the link below:

chickasaw journal report

University of Alabama College of Arts and Sciences report features Bicycle Adventure leaders

University of Alabama College of Arts and Sciences report features Bicycle Adventure leaders

The University of Alabama’s College of Arts and Sciences has published an article about how and why Alabama grads Henry Downes and Connor Ciment decided to put their skills into action to help others by volunteering to lead The Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure — the single biggest fundraiser for The Fuller Center for Housing’s work around the world. You can read the complete article at the link below.

Alumnus bike for better housing

VIDEO: January 2017 monthly update from Fuller Center for Housing headquarters

VIDEO: January 2017 monthly update from Fuller Center for Housing headquarters

For years, representatives from Fuller Center for Housing covenant partners from across the nation would unite on a monthly conference call to share success stories and learn about new opportunities and other programs directed from The Fuller Center’s headquarters in Americus, Georgia.

Unfortunately, we couldn’t invite the general public to join us on the call, but there was too much good information being shared to keep it to ourselves. So, in an effort to share these stories and further enhance the transparency of our nonprofit housing ministry (GuideStar Platinum rating for transparency), we have taken these monthly updates public thanks to Facebook Live. After each Live session, you’ll also be able to view them here at FullerCenter.org.

Thank you for supporting The Fuller Center for Housing!

Bicycle Adventure leaders featured in University of Alabama student newspaper article

Bicycle Adventure leaders featured in University of Alabama student newspaper article

Connor Ciment and Henry Downes sit a few feet apart at the headquarters of The Fuller Center for Housing in Americus, Ga., as they finalize plans for the 2017 Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure’s spring, summer and fall rides. But as the University of Alabama’s Crimson White student newspaper reports, they’re used to working near each other as they were roommates at the University of Alabama, the school from which they both graduated in 2015. The Crimson White features the dynamic duo in this article about how they put off graduate studies and job hunting to work with The Fuller Center to help families have simple, decent places to live.

Full Crimson White article

Bike Adventure unveils new ride: Weeklong Dirt to D.C. begins September 2017 in Pittsburgh

Bike Adventure unveils new ride: Weeklong Dirt to D.C. begins September 2017 in Pittsburgh

2017 was already shaping up to be the biggest year of the Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure ever. Now, considering this morning’s announcement of a new ride, it definitely will be!

Alongside three different summer routes, a spring ride down the Natchez Trace, and a weekend Silver Comet ride, the Bike Adventure is excited to announce an entirely new ride: Dirt to D.C.!

Dirt to D.C. (September 16 – 24, 2017) is a unique ride in many ways — primarily in that it will take place on unpaved roads. The weeklong ride will follow the Great Allegheny Passage and the Chesapeake and Ohio Towpath from Pittsburgh, Pa., to Washington D.C.

The 2016 Bike Adventure year set fundraising and participation records, raising $300,000 for the first time, as well as prompting a split into two rides to accommodate growing interest.

2017 will be the 10th year of the Bike Adventure, with a fundraising goal of $400,000. Help us raise our two-millionth dollar by participating as a cyclist, or donating to the cause!

learn more about dirt to d.c. here