Cross Country Motorcyclists Return from Charity Ride
Four men rode their motorcycles across the country in a marathon ride for the Special Olympics.
George Corwine, John Franklin, Bobby Stafford and Brian Ritter took pledges for every state line they crossed.
They launched their journey in Rhode Island and in 10 days rode to California and finished back home in Florida Tuesday evening.
The ride covered 40 states and 7000 miles, it was sponsored by Gainesville Harley Davidson and other local businesses.
Between 15 and 20 thousand dollars were raised for the cause.
One of the riders, George Corwine says, "We were trying to think of how to raise money for a great cause, doing something that we all love to do and this is what we came up with."
Last year the riders covered 33 states in 7 days.
The motorcyclists say the biggest challenge during the ride was a hailstorm they were stuck in while passing through Wyoming.
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