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Cyclist riding 900 miles for charity pedals into Georgia

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Group cheers on cyclist, Dave Nazaroff, who stopped in Spartanburg Thursday night. Nazaroff is riding to raise money for a Florida girl with a rare disease. Group cheers on cyclist, Dave Nazaroff, who stopped in Spartanburg Thursday night. Nazaroff is riding to raise money for a Florida girl with a rare disease.
Ride to Give support van (FOX Carolina). Ride to Give support van (FOX Carolina).
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A charitable cyclist reached his final destination of Gainesville, Georgia on Friday evening after passing through the Upstate and picking up some fellow riders the night before. 

Dave Nazaroff rode his second annual Ride to Give journey, just one year after he biked to Jefferson, GA in honor of an injured boy in Atlanta who had ties to our area.

This year Nazaroff rode from Nyack, New York to Gainesville, GA for a little girl, named Callie Truelove. Truelove has a rare disease called Williams syndrome, which affects her heart.

The Ride to Give charity raises money for sick and injured children. So far they've raised more than $73,000 to help out Truelove. The money has been used to help build a new bedroom and a therapy room for Truelove. Nazaroff says any money left over will go toward medical bills.

Nazaroff will be presenting Truelove with a check at her home on Saturday.

Nazaroff said he battled some tough weather conditions on his bike ride into South Carolina but arrived in Spartanburg to cheering fans on Thursday night.

Among the crowd was last year's recipient, Tripp Halstead and his dad.

Bill Halstead will join Nazaroff on his journey to Gainesville starting on Friday.

He told Fox Carolina how the Ride to Give organization blessed his life when his son Tripp was injured.

"It provided us with the opportunity for Stacy to stay home with Tripp to be able to be there for him to continue to work and improve," said Halstead.

When Nazaroff ended his journey in Gainesville on Friday evening he had traveled more than 900 miles.

View a slideshow of photos from Nazaroff's ride through the Upstate here.

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