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Group traveling across America find hometown welcome unexpectedly

Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 8:54 am

On July 6, two men biking across America from Oregon to New Jersey rode in to town with plans to sleep at North Park on the picnic tables calling them extra-long twin beds. Ahead of the bicyclists was their assistant Sean Crossland, documenting the journey. Crossland stated, “The goal is to ride 100 miles a day and complete the journey in two and half months.” Gary Christopher, at the age of 60 decided to ride across country to make a difference in children’s lives. He started working for the Make-A-Wish foundation over 10 years ago and wanted to raise money to give back to the Philadelphia, New Jersey. Christopher is a soccer coach, teaches camps on speed and agility throughout the greater Philadelphia area.

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