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College Students Bike Across Country, Stop In Milwaukee For 'Journey Of Hope'

A  group of college students bicycling across the country to raise money for people with disabilities stopped in the Milwaukee area earlier this week to spend time with Spina Bifida Wisconsin. 

It’s for a program called Journey of Hope. 

About 30 young men from the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity ride to raise money and awareness for people with disabilities. The group started in San Francisco and will bike all the way to Washington D.C. Along the way, they spend the night on the floor of local churches or high schools. This particular group stayed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brookfield. 

"It just seemed like something that could fulfill my summer," said cyclist Nick Pellegrini when asked why he chose to participate in the ride. "I felt like I wasn’t just sitting behind a desk trying to get my money for school. More of giving back. And the feeling you get when you see these kids faces. They see you like a superhero. It’s really cool.”

The group left Brookfield early Tuesday morning for Chicago. They will arrive in Washington D.C. to end the trip on August 13. 

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