Pi Kappa Phi Rolls into Town

A group of college-aged cyclists rolled into town Tuesday, part of a nationwide journey, raising money for a good cause.

Cyclists working with the organization Push America are taking their annual journey of hope, a 4,000 mile cross-country trip to raise awareness about people with disabilities and money as well.

Meridian is one of the stops on that trip. Push America is the national philanthropy of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. They say they hope to raise a $500,000.

"I do it because I know it means a lot to a lot of people. And it's something that really changes you as a person," said cyclist Todd Stacy. "It's one of those life experiences that I wouldn't trade for anything. You know, riding 100 miles in the day and then when we get off the bike, that's when the day really starts."

That's when cyclists visit with people who are living with physical disabilities.

Each rider has pledged to raise at least $5,000 on behalf of people with disabilities.

The team will travel through Livingston and stop in Tuscaloosa Wednesday.


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