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ADEL, GA (WALB) -

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

ADEL, GA (WALB)  --  An Adel pastor rode 700 miles on a bicycle around Georgia for a good cause last September. Now he's at it again, with a team of riders hoping to cycle 200 miles in one day to raise money for charities.

Pedaling Pastor Chris Newbern plans to ride 200 miles in one day and this time he won't be doing it alone. The ride is called the 'Pedaling Pastor 1000 Mile Team Charity Challenge.'

"I've gotten to know more people in our town that like to ride bicycles for distances and organized a team and named our team Puddleville." That's what Adel was once called. Puddleville became Adel in the 1880s.

"Last year I rode 700 miles in 14 days average 60-50 miles a day," Newbern said.

And he raised $14,000 for charities. Team Puddleville has been riding together for several months doing long distance bike rides. "I think we're up to it but we'll find out about mile 125 we know we can do that but we'll see what happens."

They're raising money for 12 charities in Cook County. You can sponsor them for $10 a mile. Harvey's supermarket is providing their snacks and drinks for the challenge.

"They'll start their ride here at the Puddleville Junction here in Adel at 4:00AM. They estimate it will take them about 16.5 hours."

They'll ride from Adel to Waycross Saturday and end up at the Community Christian School around 8:30 that night.

We asked team member Steve Register if he'd ever gone this far before. "No, 104 miles is the most for me. It's a huge challenge. I'm excited to try it."

The journey will be long but the team says they'll give it everything they got to help others. Team Puddleville is made up of seven riders. Combined, they'll ride about 1,400 miles.

 

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