Bike Adventure Blog

by David Sperry

54 beautiful miles today on the trail of the Coeur d' Alenes. The first hour was with a group of seven cyclists cruising in a pace-line at 22-23 mph. The second hour + was more relaxed as we enjoyed the sights of one of the most beautiful places on earth.
by Steve Hopkins

Wow. These people are crazy in an awesome sort of way. I have only been along since Missoula and I don't think I've had more than 3 consecutive hours of sleep. My diet is all upside down. I had more snicker doodles the other day in ten minutes than I've had in the past ten months. I am eating anything I can get my hands on and it's great.

“It’s not about the bike.” Each of us can put our own ‘spin’ on this well-known quote. Cycling is one of my passions, and I’ve explored many countries on the saddle. I’ve also done humanitarian work throughout the global village. But I have never experienced the powerful combination of biking and building in one mission. As much as I am in awe of the scenery along our route, I am even more impacted by the ‘behind the scenes’ work that goes in to planning and executing such a mission.
by Molly Fulghum

The Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure is always an adventure. This week we left Missoula, MT en route to Lewiston, ID - First stop: Superior, Montana. Montana has stunningly beautiful landscape - rocky mountains with stately fur and pines, lush valleys with breathtaking rivers - and we get to experience it all by bicycle, truly out in nature's beauty.

Nine others and I joined the group Saturday in Missoula and found a wonderful family of strong cyclists and support crew who all welcomed us with open arms. I am still relatively new to cycling and not what you would consider a "strong" cyclist. Several others who joined in Atlantic City, NJ and along the way were also new to cycling. They have developed incredible strength and skills and they are very willing to help new cyclists in any way needed. This was essential yesterday because the route, while not the longest for the FCBA, was the longest ride for me and included climbs I don't usually see in my area of Georgia. Because of their help, rather than feeling the destination was not possible to reach, they provided encouragement and shared their knowledge and skills which helped get me to the end. When the day was done, I felt a great sense of accomplishment and joy in completing all the miles.
by Diane Bies

Wow!  Here I am back with the FCBA. I have ridden 2 spring rides, this summer I rode week 4, went home for 3 weeks, and now am riding the last 2 weeks to the coast. Each time I join the Fuller Center Bike Adventure I am amazed at the warmth and comfort that is the life of this group. We all come from so many different areas and experiences and yet we work together both on and off the bikes. God is so alive here with us in every moment!

What a beautiful day we had today! My day started out with a brisk walk to Mass with several other riders where we stood out in our orange FCBA t-shirts. It was nice to talk with several people afterwards and share our story of what we are doing and why. Before we left the church one family that had shown special interest in us asked if they could pray for us today. They said an amazing prayer for our safety and success and for the Fuller Center. What a great way to start a week!