Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure Natchez Trace 400mi tour

Friday, Apr 5, 2019 to Sunday, Apr 14, 2019

Each year, around 35 cyclists arrive in Nashville, TN for the Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure‘s annual spring ride down the bike-friendly Natchez Trace Parkway. The 400-mile ride begins Sunday after church services at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, which hosts the riders during their two-night stay in Nashville. It will conclude Saturday at historic Tougaloo College in Jackson, MS.

The mission of the Bicycle Adventure is to raise awareness of and funds for The Fuller Center’s work in more than 70 U.S. communities and 20 countries. Since its founding in 2008, the rides have raised more than $1.3 million for The Fuller Center’s work.

The ride generally features two build days as it works with the Fuller Center for Housing, making repairs and improvements at a number of properties through a partnership with St. Luke’s Community House. 

This is a fully supported ride, and great for beginning and experienced riders alike. Join us in starting the riding season with a great tour, and serve the mission of affordable housing while you are at it!

We spend each night eating, sleeping and sharing the vision in churches — often to some of the most enthusiastic and warm welcomes you can imagine.

Riding bikes, building homes, and changing lives.

 

The Fuller Center

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.

The Fuller Center was started in spring of 2005 by Millard Fuller and his wife Linda, who together founded Habitat for Humanity in 1976. Fuller set out to expand his missionary vision by returning to his roots at Koinonia Farm, a cooperative community dedicated to peace and service in rural southwest Georgia. A new mission statement was issued at Koinonia – also the birthplace of Habitat – dedicating The Fuller Center as a Christ-centered, faith-driven organization witnessing the love of God by providing opportunities for families to have a simple, decent place to live.

A Fuller Center home is not a hand out, but a hand up. By working alongside volunteers and repaying construction costs on terms they can handle, homeowners are able to regain a sense of basic human dignity. Please join us in our quest to improve the health and futures of the world’s people by providing them with simple, decent places to live.

 

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Sightseeing
Commuter
Rail Trail
Gravel
Various
EPIC Ride
Difficulty: Intermediate (Red)
Ride Duration: Multi-day
Fitness Level: Medium
Terrain:
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
On-Road
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Gravel Road
Services:
Water
Food
First Aid
Toilets
Bike hire
Carparking
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
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