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Cycling for a Cause

Cycling for a Cause

It’s not something you see every day, but for cyclists on the Fuller Center’s Bicycle Adventure, it’s just another Wednesday. Twenty-two cyclists from around the…

Thursday, Jul 14

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It’s not something you see every day, but for cyclists on the Fuller Center’s Bicycle Adventure, it’s just another Wednesday.

Twenty-two cyclists from around the country are riding across the nation and resting in Erie at the Luther Memorial Church on West 10 th St.

“We’re thrilled to be a part of the adventure that these bikers are on," Luther Memorial Church Council President, Les Phobes, told Erie News Now.

So, why ride a bicycle 4-thousand miles from Oregon to Maine? It’s not just for fun, but for a purpose. “Along the way we’re doing builds. That’s the primary purpose of the Bicycle Adventure is to raise funds, and the Fuller Center’s mission is to improve poverty housing," said Cyclist Michael Schuck.

The Fuller Center is a non-profit based in Georgia, and multiple times a year, volunteers hop on their bikes and raise thousands of dollars to build and improve homes for people with housing hardships.

“When I heard about the combination of the trip, the challenge of riding across the country, but also the fact that you’re doing mission work to help out people in need, this is a great thing to explore," said cyclist Scott Thurber.

This bike ride alone has raised more than $186 thousand.“The response from our membership is tremendous. They’re very excited to think about what they’re doing, and hopefully support them in the future,” said Phobes.Copyright Erie News Now. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Get Erie News Now anytime, anywhere […]

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