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Cyclists travel 1,000 miles around Lake Michigan
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GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Three West Michigan men set off Friday morning on a 1,000 mile bike ride around Lake Michigan.

For the past several months, Calvin College graduates, Joel Van Veen, Dave Buursma, and Dave DeBoer have been logging 250 miles a week on their bikes in preparation for the cycling adventure they're calling the "Lake Michigan 1000."

Early Friday morning, they left from Holland, headed to Chicago, on the first leg of their ride.

They are making the trip to support and raise money for World Bicycle Relief, an organization that works primarily in poverty-stricken areas and disaster relief areas. The organization empowers children and adults by giving them bikes and teaching them how to maintain and repair them.

Van Veen says so far, they have raised about $1,600 and they hope to raise $3,000 by the end of their trip.

For more information on their trip and how you can donate to the World Bicycle Relief, visit them on facebook at "Lake Michigan 1000." You can also go to the website for World Bicycle Relief for more information about the organization.

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