Albany woman to bike 3,600 to fight poverty

Published: May. 30, 2014 at 3:26 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 4, 2014 at 3:27 AM EDT
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Lindsay Giles
Lindsay Giles

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Lindsay Giles will bike 3,600 miles to help those in need.

"It's to raise awareness for poverty housing," Giles said.

She will start in Atlantic City, New Jersey June 5 before finishing up in Astoria, Oregon. In 2012, she biked in an Ironman competition in Louisville, Kentucky. Her dad, who passed away in January of 2013, joked it wasn't enough.

"He said you should ride your bike around the country," Giles said. "It really is a dedication race to my father ... poverty housing, Habitat for Humanity and the Fuller Center, they're all organizations that I fell strongly about."

Overall, the tour is broken up into 9 segments, with many taking part in single parts. Giles is one of 19 who will be biking the entire route.

"I'm scared," Giles said. "Now I'm a nervous wreck, you know, I'm like I can't believe I'm doing this."

Giles has teamed up with the Fuller Center and Cycle World to raise funds. The Fuller center has raised more than $950,000 in the past six years to fight poverty.

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