Cross-country tour travels through Lubbock for disabilities

Cross-country tour travels through Lubbock for disabilities

A cross-country cycling tour brought a group of fraternity members through Lubbock. Pi Kappa Phi fraternity members from across the country are committing time and energy to participate in the Ability Experience's Journey of Hope. The men are bicycling from Long Beach, California to Washington D.C. a 3,700 mile route to raise money and awareness for people with disabilities. 

"We've already raised over $560,000. We're really excited. So, along the way, we average around 75 miles a day, and usually at the end of the day we have different sponsored meals, but we also have different friendship visits with different organizations with the differently abled," Patrick Lynch a participant said. 

"It's a pretty tough ride, and we've got a long way to go, but everyday we all wake up just energized and ready to go," cyclist Patrick Brophey said. "Everybody has their own reason for riding."

While in the hub city, the team spent time at the Lubbock State Supported Living Center. Their next stop is Snyder then Abilene. To help the cause you can visit the Ability Experience website.  

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