Cross-country cyclists ride for ALA

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A group of cyclists riding thousands of miles for the American Lung Association made a stop in Columbiana County Saturday afternoon.

The group is participating in the Big Ride Across America. They’ll spend the next 24 hours at the Terrace Lake Camp Ground in New Waterford.

The ride started in Seattle Washington on June 17. During the 48 day ride, they group will pass through 12 states, averaging 85 miles per day.

The ride will raise funds for the American Lung Association. Organizers say many of the cyclists have a personal connection with lung disease.

“People who in their family who’ve had lung cancer or COPD or asthma with children or other lung diseases,” said Charlton DuRant, Big Ride director. “The American Lung Association does a lot of research and awareness raising about those issues.”

The group will take off for Pennsylvania at 6 a.m. Sunday and should arrive in Washington D.C by August 3.

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