Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Adventure has Ended

The 7th Annual Fuller Center Bike Adventure, June 5 through August 10, 2014, has officially ended.

From the Atlantic Ocean (Atlantic City, NJ)

     to the Pacific Ocean (Seaside, OR) -- 3,600 miles!

The van survived the trip (with 8,645 miles added), and I’ve promised it a thorough detailing when we get home!!! 

There was a big difference in being support as opposed to biking the entire trip, and though I did miss the biking, I felt good about being able to give back as support, to pay back for the support I’ve received over the past rides. And, it helped to have Lois along on the trip. 

It was a great thrill when trip leader Melissa announced at morning circle up in Helena the end of July that the one million dollar donation goal, set in 2008, had been reached.

It’s always bittersweet to have to say all those goodbyes at the end of the trip, to people who were strangers nine short weeks ago, but have become friends and family during the adventure. Memories, tears, laughter, hugs  it was quite the adventure!!



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