Bicycle Adventure of Faith and Service

May - Jul 2022 | The Fuller Center for Housing

Bike Adventurers volunteer on build site - making a difference as we go

Trip #26084

Bicycle Adventure of Faith and Service

Trip #26084

Bike Adventurers volunteer on build site - making a difference as we go

The Fuller Center for Housing

Location:

United States, North America

Dates:

May - Jul 2022
Lasts 1 week to 5 months

Activities:

Adventure/Extreme Ministry, Camps, Community Development, Construction, Service Projects & Helps,

Cost:

** See Financial Information Below
Agency: The Fuller Center for Housing
Location: Idaho, United States
Dates: May - Jul 2022
Lasts 1 week to 5 months
Activities: Adventure/Extreme Ministry, Camps, Community Development, Construction, Service Projects & Helps
Cost: ** See Financial Information Below
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For 14 years we've enabled hundreds of new and experienced cyclists alike to tackle incredible adventures by bicycle, and we would love for you to join us. This year, we are journeying from Seaside, Oregon to Sebago, Maine over a period of 10 weeks. This coast-to-coast ride crosses 14 northern states with stops near Glacier National Park, all five Great Lakes, and Niagara Falls before finishing in Maine. We stay in churches as we go. Our rides are focused on serving God and each other as we raise money for families around the world, building and repairing homes through The Fuller Center for Housing. It features 7 build days. Riders may join for the whole way or any number of the 10 segments. In the end we find that our own lives are changed through the experience of biking through America and the friendships we build for life.

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Riders become friends and form a supportive Christian community for the journey

What the Mission Trip Will Be Like

Riders become friends and form a supportive Christian community for the journey

What's the ride like?

Most rides average around 70 miles per day, with riders joining for the whole way or any of the weeklong segments.

Our unique events include Fuller Center build days, daily devotionals, and an ethos of living simply — focusing on God and each other as we direct our resources to helping families have a decent home in which to live.

It all adds up to us focusing on building a strong community together. We have a support vehicle, but we also support each other. And one of the best parts is connecting with so many wonderful churches, who host us indoors each night and often enthusiastically feed us better than we could feed ourselves! 

Why do we ride?

The event is not a race, but an invitation to break from the routine of daily life and follow Jesus’s call to love and serve our neighbor, especially “the least of these,” as we help families have homes.

Thirty years from now, will we wish we spent more time in an office or more time out exploring beautiful countryside, getting our hands dirty for something meaningful and changing the world?

What can you tell us about this year/s route?

This route is a culmination of everything cyclists want in a cross-country ride: beautiful scenery, build days, and incredible host churches. For 10 weeks the group will experience the country by bike from the pristine Oregon Coast to the rocky Maine shores.    

The group will have the opportunity to volunteer on 7 different build days, including 4 locations our Bicycle Adventure has not visited before.  

This trip will be one for the memories as we go through Glacier National Park, traverse the very northern U.S., visit the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for the first time, touch all 5 Great Lakes, and visit Niagara Falls. Enjoy our country’s rich history, wide-open spaces, and beautiful waters on this northern trip over the summer.  This is the one you don’t want to miss!

What about Covid?

Since we rely heavily upon host churches and live together as a community during our rides, all participants in 2022 must either be vaccinated for COVID-19 or undergo regular COVID-19 testing during the event. More details are available on our website. 

Learn more and register at:

Seaside to Sebago

 

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Relation of Opportunity to National Church and/or Long-term Goals

The Fuller Center for Housing serves through a network of Christian, locally-led chapters called Covenant Partners in about 80 cities in the United States and 20 countries around the world. During the ride, we will have the opportunity to serve through about 7 local Fuller Centers.

Additional Trip Information

Region:
North America
Country:
United States
State/Province:
Idaho, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin
Other Location Info:
This journey runs from Seaside, Oregon to Sebago (Portland), Maine, with enter/exit stops in Spokane, East Glacier, Williston, Fargo, Ontonagon, Midland, Aurora, Rochester, Burlington, and Sebago (Portland).
Participant Age:
College, Adult, Senior Adults
Eligible to Go:
Families, Individuals, Married Couples
Other Financial Notes:
Whether you are choosing to join for 1 week, for 10 weeks, or somewhere in-between, the cost of registration is $300 until March 31 and $350 thereafter. In addition, there is a fundraising requirement of $4900 to go the whole way, or $700 per weeklong segment. There are substantial scholarships available for first-time riders ages 26 and under -- including the option to receive a bike.

All funds raised go to support the home-building and repair ministry of The Fuller Center for Housing, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Americus, Georgia. Historically, less than 3% of the funds raised pay for the costs of the trip, with the rest going towards the work of the ministry.
Training debriefing
At the start of the ride, we will hold an orientation that includes discussions around safety, community living, our purpose and mission, and of course getting to know our fellow riders on the journey. There is also a training manual and more available on our website for riders to use to prepare in advance of the trip.
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Mission Trip Offered By The Fuller Center for Housing

The Fuller Center for Housing is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing worldwide. By forming partnerships with local organizations, The Fuller Center provides the structure, guidance and support that communities need to build and repair homes for the impoverished among them.

We operate through local Covenant Partner organizations, which are volunteer led and driven. Visiting Global Builders teams will have the opportunity to assist one of our local Fuller Centers — called Covenant Partners — build or renovate a home for a family in need in their community.

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