Biking group on 2,000-mile trip visits Savannah

Biking group on 2,000-mile trip visits Savannah

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Bicyclists - young and old - arrived in Savannah on Tuesday morning for a  pit stop in the 2,000-mile Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure. The group of about a dozen bikers is travelling from Saco, Maine, to Key West, Fla., to raise money for the Fuller Center for Housing.

Bicycle riders are also making stops to build homes.

"Trips [have] been going great. You know, we've had beautiful weather. We've had wonderful church stops along the way and our most recent one was in Yemassee where we travelled about 57 miles to get here. overall it's been fantastic. We've had a great group of riders and like i said- great stops along the way. We've also been able to get out and build two days as well," said Allen Slabaugh, the 2012 Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure Trip Leader.

"Traveling with these young people has given me more hope in this country than anything I've seen in the last however many years I am now," said Tom Weber, a biking participant.

Weber is 70 years old and has traveled 4,000 miles on his bike with the Fuller Center.

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