It's being called the largest group of bicyclists to ride from coast to coast. 220 riders in the Sea to Sea trip have arrived in Wisconsin. The Christian based group's mission is to raise money for poverty as they trek from Seattle to New Jersey. Participant's ages range from 18 to 81. Beaver Dam native Larry Meyer is 59-years-old.
"But I'm one of the young, old ones. We've got people in their 70's who are doing this. There's a couple, the guy's 70, the lady's 67 and they're doing wonderfully!"
In 62 days they must trek nearly 4000 miles which averages out to about 72 miles a day.
Meyer adds that every three seconds someone in the world dies of hunger or a poverty related illness, a figure that inspires him to keep going.
"So we think in terms of every four pedal stroke someone is dying and that's our motivation.
People can go to Seatosea.org and donate to the tour or find out how to fight poverty in their area.