A group of 27 cyclists are riding along the Pacific Coast to raise money and awareness for the Fuller Center for Housing, a Georgia-based nonprofit that builds homes for the poor. The ride began in Seattle on July 15 and finishes in San Diego, where the cyclists will repair two houses in Oceanside.
“I’ve been on two [bike rides], east coast and west coast,” says participant Carmen Price, 20, from Tennessee. “This has the scenery. That had the cities. We went from Saco, Maine, to Key West, Florida.”
The participants agreed to raise money before the ride as well as solicit donations along the way.
“This summer we’ve raised about $170,000,” says Ryan Iafigiola, director of field operations for the Fuller Center. “Our goal is $200,000. That money goes to offer people opportunities to have a simple, decent place to live. We do a lot of renovations and repairs.”
This sounds like a fun way to ride and raise money for a good cause; kudos to all these brave participants tackling a beautiful 1,650 mile stretch of the west coast.
Bonnici Law Group, APC—San Diego bicycle accident attorney.