June 11, 2007 in Nation/World

Cyclist, 81, starts 2,000-mile ride

Associated Press The Spokesman-Review
 

YUMA, Ariz. – An 81-year-old man has set off on a 2,000-mile bicycle ride around Arizona’s perimeter.

Bill Anderson of Yuma plans to complete the trip in 14 to 16 days. He is riding to raise money for Yuma’s Crossroads Mission.

Last year, Anderson rode from the Mexican border to the Canadian line and back again to raise money. In 2004, he made two trips for the mission: one from Canada to Mexico and another from San Diego to Jacksonville Beach, Fla.

“It’s so awesome. I’m having a blast,” Anderson said.


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