Bike and Build pedals through East Texas en route to California

Cyclists pedaling to raise awareness for affordable housing

Bike and Build pedals through East Texas en route to California

TYLER, TEXAS (KLTV) - The journey of a lifetime rolled through East Texas on Thursday. A group of cyclists with Bike and Build are traveling from Jacksonville, Florida to Santa Cruz, California in an effort to raise awareness for affordable housing.

We caught up with the riders on Earl Campbell Parkway in Tyler. The cyclists stayed in Carthage on Wednesday night and will stay in Athens on Thursday night.

The riders tells us they travel about 70 miles each day and expect to reach their final destination in California on July 27.

Bike and Build is a non profit organization which works to raise money and awareness for affordable housing across the country. So far this particular team has raised more than $107,000.

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