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Published August 30, 2011, 09:30 PM

In Grand Forks, Group of Texas Bikers Pedaling For Safe Water in Underdeveloped Countries

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - A group of bikers from Texas are pedaling more than 8,800 miles around the perimeter of the country to raise awareness for safe, clean water wells in underdeveloped countries.

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - A group of bikers from Texas are pedaling more than 8,800 miles around the perimeter of the country to raise awareness for safe, clean water wells in underdeveloped countries.

The group is called H2O Ride and they stopped in Grand Forks Tuesday night after biking about nine hours through North Dakota.

Tuesday was the longest stretch of their journey, which began in Austin, TX, in late June.

The money they raise will go to Living Water International, agroup that drills clean water wells in 25 countries.

"20 dollars can give one person clean water for a generation and we wanted every mile we rode to represent one person that we'd be providing clean water for," biker Joel Farris said.

Bikers hope to raise almost $177,000. You can donate at H2Oride.org

Their ride will end on November 11.

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