Photo courtesy of the Fuller Center A group of 35 people, most of whom are cyclists, are traveling up the East Coast from Tybee Island, Georgia to Portland, Maine in an effort to end low-income housing by building or repairing homes belonging to families in need.
They are traveling with the Fuller Center for Housing (Fuller Center) which is an ecumenical Christian 501(c)(3) organization based out of Americus, Georgia. The center’s mission is to provide adequate housing for people in need. They work across America and in other parts of the world to bring together individuals, churches, businesses, schools and civic organizations eager to fulfill the center’s mission.
One of the ways the Fuller Center puts their mission into motion is through what they call a “Bike Adventure.” Individuals can sign up to cycle in one of five rides planned by the center. The center offers cross-country rides from California to North Carolina, up the East Coast, through Florida, through the Gulf Coast starting in Texas then ending in Pensacola, through Florida and a ride from Jackson, Mississippi to Nashville, Tennessee. Individuals can choose to cycle the entire trip or segments of it.
Cyclists in the East Coast ride started on Tybee Island on May 26 and will arrive in Portland by June 25. On Tuesday (June 6), they stopped in Washington to rest for the night at First Baptist Church on Harvey Street before they made their way to a building project in Williamston.
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