Cycling for Change riders from KC arrive in KC

A group of riders bicycling cross country, organized by Rev. Matt Ruhl of Rockhurst University in Kansas City, has arrive in Kansas City.  They are about half way through their planned cross-country ride aimed at raising funds and awareness to reduce poverty.

Most of the twelve riders are also from Kansas City.

The KC Star wrote:

Steaming from the 95-degree heat and humidity, the cyclists and an entourage of riders who joined them in Atchison earlier made a beeline for the shady campus quadrangle for cold beer and burgers.

It was day 50 of a 5,000-mile journey that began Memorial Day in Washington state and a chance to rest and raise money at home on their way to an expected Labor Day finish in Key West, Fla.

Rockhurst is across Troost Avenue from St. Francis Xavier Church, where Ruhl is the outgoing pastor, and more than 150 parishioners and other well-wishers were there to greet the cyclists.