Pedaling toward a better world: Cyclists riding down the Natchez Trace Parkway to raise awareness of poverty housing
This spring a group of cyclists will pedal down the Natchez Trace Parkway as a part of the
fifth annual Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure, an endeavor that supports The Fuller Center for Housing’s mission to eliminate poverty housing. The ride will cover more than 400 miles over the course of one week with an average of 65 miles a day.
Over the past four years, FCBA riders have cycled more than 10,800 miles through 30 states, worked on 41 homes for low-income families and individuals, and raised over $500,000 for families in need around the world. This spring’s cyclists will continue the work by fundraising, working on a Fuller Center home, and speaking to church groups, the media and civic organizations along the way.
This year the group hopes to bring the total amount fundraised over the past four years to
$700,000. All of the funds will directly support Fuller Center projects across the U.S. and around the world.
The Bike Adventure’s founder Ryan Iafigliola formed the idea for the spring ride while on a historic visit to Fuller Center founder Millard Fuller’s first international project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. While there, he found a nation plagued by a long history of almost unimaginably horrific tragedy, and yet ripe with a fresh hope that inspires the world. He created this ride as an invitation to others to join The Fuller Center in providing more hope and opportunities to the poor, tragedy-stricken and war-torn places of the world, particularly the Congo.
Check out their website for more information about the ride.
About The Fuller Center for Housing:
The Fuller Center for Housing, an ecumenical Christian non-profit, was started in 2005 by
Habitat for Humanity founder Millard Fuller as a way to continue his vision of a grassroots
movement working to eliminate poverty housing worldwide. The Fuller Center currently works in 22 U.S. states and 16 countries and has built or repaired more than 650 houses for low-income families. Visit FullerCenter.org for more information.