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Bicyclists trek from Ground Zero to D.C.

From Catherine Berger
CNN Washington

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Roughly 200 bicyclists arrived at the White House Wednesday morning after riding more than 250 miles from Ground Zero in New York City over four days.

The bicyclists marked the one-year anniversary of the deadly terrorist attacks by raising money for a Northern Virginia trauma center that had treated victims of the attack on the Pentagon.

One cyclist carrying a large American flag led the brigade of riders -- all wearing blue shirts, black bike shorts and red, white and blue helmets -- to their next stop, the Pentagon.

The men and women on what was dubbed the Ride to Remember raised more than $150,000 for the Inova Regional Trauma Center in Northern Virginia. Inova treated 27 people who were injured at the Pentagon last September 11.

The riders included Fairfax County Police Department employees, along with firefighters, military personnel and about 50 Inova workers. The group left New York at 7:30 a.m. Sunday.




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