Bicyclists Making Overnight Stay at SWOSU
Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford will house approximately 30 bike riders from across the nation on July 2 as the bicyclists journey from Savannah (GA) to Vancouver, British Columbia, as part of the 6th annual Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure.
The riders are biking with the goal of raising $220,000 for The Fuller Center for Housing. The nonprofit organization is a Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing worldwide by providing structure, guidance and support that communities need to build and repair homes for the impoverished among them.
When the journey is over, the bicyclists will have traveled 3,700 miles across America.
Chad Martin, director of SWOSU Residence Life, said the riders will have been traveling for over a month by the time they reach the SWOSU campus, where they will be given a place to rest before they venture forward once again. They travel an average of 76 miles per day and participate in several building and repair projects along the way. While they are in Weatherford they hope to share their stories with local churches.
In the past five years, this fundraiser has raise $750,000 for the fight against poverty housing around the world. Individuals can follow the adventure or find out how to support this cause while they are in western Oklahoma and while they continue their journey on their blog at: www.fullercenter.org/blogs/bikeadventure