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Published August 31, 2011, 03:01 PM

Bikers peddle across the country for a good cause

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A group of bicyclists is peddling across the country to raise awareness of something most of us take for granted.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Five riders are spending the night in Fargo on a 36 state, 88 hundred mile journey, lasting until mid-November. It's called the h2O ride.

The team is trying to raise 175 thousand dollars for Living Water International, a charity that builds water wells in impoverished countries. 884 million people are drinking dirty water. 2.2 million die from water related diseases every year.

JOEL FARRIS – Rider: “We wanted each mile we ride to represent one person that we could save from a life of dirty water or death of dirty water.”

The riders will stop in Wadena tomorrow. If you'd like to donate, go to