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Craig hosts young men cycling to raise funds for disabilities

Lauren Blair

A group of 38 cyclists and crew members with The Ability Experience stopped through Craig Thursday night on their cross-country ride from San Francisco to Washington D.C. The organization raises funds and awareness for people with disabilities, and a portion of their fundraising went to Horizons Specialized Services in Craig.

The Boys & Girls Club of Northwest Colorado in Craig housed a group of 38 cyclists and crew members Thursday night en route from San Francisco to Washington, D.C., to raise funds and awareness for people with disabilities.

The ride is known as the Journey of Hope and is put on by The Ability Experience, a nonprofit entity owned and operated by fraternity Pi Kappa Phi.

“The whole thing is student run,” said public relations coordinator JD Michaud. “We’re really passionate about it.”

The group of young men attended a “friendship visit” Thursday evening with Horizons Specialized Services in Craig, who provided them dinner and an opportunity  to get to connect with local community members with disabilities.

To participate on the ride, each rider must raise at least $5,500 and crew members must raise $2,500. The riders donate a portion of the funds to Horizons and other local organizations they visit on their cross-country tour.