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WKU Students' 'Bike4Alz' Cross Country Bike Ride Begins May 24

bike4alzBOWLING GREEN, Ky. (5/14/14) — A group of 12 Western Kentucky University students will leave for California next week as they prepare for a cross country bike ride to raise money for Alzheimer’s research.

The 2014 Bike4Alz trip will begin May 24 in Oceanside, Calif., and end July 18 in Washington, D.C. The group’s goal is to raise $100,000 for the BrightFocus Foundation.

The WKU group will be third to make a cross country trek that began as “Fijis Across America” in 2010 when WKU student Tyler Jury was inspired to ride across the country on a bike in support of ending the disease that took his grandfather’s life. In 2012, a WKU group rode a north to south route from International Falls, Minn., to Key West, Fla.

Participants in the 2014 trip are: Drew Tingle of Franklin; Taylor Ruby of Somerset; Parker Kuhn and Seth Haga, both of Lexington; Seth Bland of Whitesville; Ryne McMullen and Robert Lucas, both of Mount Washington; Wade Weatherholt of Cloverport; driver Brent Stephens of Winchester; driver Nate Blankenship and Drake Riley, both of Bowling Green; and Luke Sparks of Crestwood.

The riders will travel more than 3, 000 miles across nine states. According to the trip schedule, which is available at http://www.bike4alz.org/daytoday/, the group will be crossing Kentucky between June 25 and July 8 with rest days and special events planned in Bowling Green, Elizabethtown and Louisville.

More details about the trip, including rider blogs and how to support the group, are available at the Bike4Alz website at http://www.bike4alz.org.

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