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Jul 28, 2013 8:31 PM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

Group of local guys set off on 3,700 mile bike ride to help wounded veterans

On Monday morning, four bicyclists from Atascadero will take off on a 3,700 mile bike ride to help disabled military veterans.

John Folberg is leading the ride. He is a retired U.S. Marine Lieutenant Colonel.

The cyclists say they want to raise awareness and funds for disabled military veterans.

For Folberg, the ride has extra meaning. He is doing it in memory of several of his friends who were killed in action.

"The whole purpose of this ride is to support our wounded vets. We never leave wounded on the battlefield. Let's not leave them when we get home, when they have their greatest need," said Folberg

The group has been training for a long time for this ride. Last month, they were riding 60 miles a day for three days each week while towing fifty pound trailers.

They say the ride will take 74 days.

If you'd like to donate to the cause, click here.

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