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This week-long, 400-mile ride down the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway will allow riders the opportunity to enjoy what ESPN rated as one of America's ten best biking roads while contributing to the eradication of poverty housing. This event is not only about cycling? we also raise funds and awareness for our Fuller Center for housing projects all over the world and even take a day off from cycling to work on a housing project in Mississippi.
Bike for a cause
Bike 400 miles, make some great friends, and help end poverty housing!
In it's third year now, we're excited to continue the tradition of cycling and volunteering, of putting faith into action, and of working to break the cycle of poverty with each stroke of the pedal. The idea for a Spring Ride arose in the summer of 2011 when the Bike Adventure's founder, Ryan Iafigliola, participated in a historic return visit to Millard Fuller's first international project - in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Here was a nation plagued by a long history of almost unimaginably horrific tragedy, and yet where a hope was born that continues to inspire the world. Standing amidst that ironic tension, the idea for this new ride began to form. More than a bike ride, it would be an invitation to join us in providing hope and opportunities to the poor, tragedy-stricken, and war-torn places of the world. Read more about its inspiration here. We're excited this year to place a special emphasis on Africa! The Fuller Center is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the start of Millard and Linda Fuller's experiment there that ultimately began this great movement. On the ride, participants will learn more about the rich history of our affordable housing ministry and its roots in Africa, the work the Fuller Center is doing now on the continent, and the great need that still exists there.Learn more and sign up at www.fullercenter.org/bikeadventure/springride