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Bike the U.S. for M.S. passes through Pittsburg

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A group of cyclists from Yorktown, Virginia rolled into Pittsburg on Wednesday.

The group of cyclists is riding from Yorktown to San Francisco promoting understanding and raising awareness of multiple sclerosis.

For the past five years Bike the U.S. for M.S. has sponsored the ride.

The riders goal educate, motivate and raise money for research of M.S.

"Everywhere we go we're meeting at least one person that knows someone or a family member or coworker that know someone with M.S., so you know, just being able to hear their stories and their struggles and it's great to hear how they can overcome it," says Kevin Marshall, a 2013 Transam cyclist.

"I think everyone should do something like this at least once in their life, it just feels amazing to have so much fun and at the same time do so much good for other people," says Margee Ankli, route leader for Bike the U.S. for M.S.

A few weeks ago the group of riders along with the Heartland Borderwalk Foundation completely remodeled a bathroom for a woman living with M.S. in Girard.

Funding for the remodel came from the Move and Shake event in Pittsburg a few months ago and from the cyclists cross country ride.

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