Duluth Man Bikes Across Country to Raise Money for Charity

By KBJR News 1

March 29, 2012 Updated Oct 17, 2013 at 1:07 AM CDT

DULUTH, MN (Northland's NewsCenter)---A 54-year-old Duluth man is traveling more than 2,500 miles to raise money for three charities.

Roger Anderson is traveling from Florida to the Canadian border to benefit the Amber Wing, ALS and Northern Lights Foundation.

After traveling 1,500 miles in 22 days, he is taking a break to get his bike repaired.

Anderson, who had never been on a long bike ride prior to this, says it's the most rewarding thing he's ever done, but dodging traffic is proving difficult.

"There has only been about 200 miles of shoulders to ride on, the rest you are riding in the traffic," he said. "The most trying part is to keep going everyday. Just knowing that the person coming behind you, you hope that they see you."

Anderson plans to get going on his ride again sometime before next Wednesday.

Roger Anderson is still accepting donations.

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