Bike Adventure Blog

By Emmalilly Hoxsie
2012 Bicycle Adventurer

After a productive build day yesterday, the biking crew left Kinston, N.C. Perry Fun Farm between 6:30 and 7 am. The breakfast crew made french toast for breakfast and we all felt refreshed and energized. We were very resourceful and made the french toast out of the leftover hamburger and hot dog buns!


Tom led the initial bike segment and we rode as a group until the first rest stop. Tom is a great leader and set the pace around 16 mph. It is fun to ride as a group because everyone chats, encourages each other, and comments about the interesting scenery. After a quick rest stop, a couple others and I scooted off to find a bathroom in the next town.


Surprisingly, we met up with the rest of the group after getting back on the rode. During this segment, Alyssa and I chased the lead group. We alternated being in the front and kept the pace between 18-21mph. During the next 10 miles we had a couple of experiences with dogs, which always gets the blood pumping.


After the second rest stop, most of the girls in the group rode with Tom and we sang songs! We sang country songs, Disney songs, oldies, camp songs, church songs and even made up songs. The miles seemed to fly by as we sang, laughed and made memories.

By Christian Willis
2012 Bicycle Adventurer

My name is Christian Willis, I am 19 years old and just graduated high school in Bethlehem, N.H.  I joined the Fuller Center Bike Adventure because I wanted to experience a change in lifestyle before I go off to college.

I am excited to be riding all the way from Williamsburg, Va., to Key West, Fla. We were welcomed to stay in the beautiful farmhouse of Josiah and his family, called Perry Farm. They have peacocks, emus, goats and donkeys, which are really cool to be around.

Today was build day and an incredible one at that, as we helped fix a house for a family who needs it. We painted cabinets and built railings on a dangerous porch. We brought in some appliances such as a refrigerator, a stove, and a dishwasher and started adding some steps onto the back. Most importantly, there was a working bathroom! It was a beautiful day and everyone had a great time.