By Aja Hannah / Suburbanite correspondent
A father-daughter team have recently completed a 3,700-mile bicycle trek across the United States to support underserved children in Asia. Riders Dawn Jones and Ray Gifford made the long journey to raise awareness in America about children in need in Asia and two of the charities that support them, Alpha Communities and Shining Light International.
The pair, who had been riding together since Jones was a child, started May 18 near San Francisco. They also had two support roadies, Chris Bergquist and Bart Williams. After leaving the Pacific Ocean, the team crossed the plains of Kansas and farmlands in the Midwest, went south on the Great Allegheny Passage trail in Pennsylvania, and ended in Yorktown, Va., for a family reunion on July 19.
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