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Group in Vidalia biking 500 miles to raise money for Paul Anderson Youth Home

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VIDALIA, GA (WTOC) -

If you saw a team of bicycles on the highway Tuesday in South Georgia, it was likely the folks from Paul Anderson Youth Home, on their 11th annual ride. 

Six students and three counselors from the home are biking 500 miles this week, to raise funds and awareness for the home, which helps troubled men. Organizers hope to top last year's amount raised - $175,000 - but the ride also helps them spread their message. 

"We're in a different town every night, staying in homes, schools, churches, so it gives us a chance to tell who we are and the services we provide to families," Matthew Hendley, Paul Anderson Youth Home. 

Paul Anderson opened the home in 1961, after winning an Olympic gold medal in weightlifting in 1956. ?They'll finish the week on Sunday, with a 100-mile ride on the final day.

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