Bicyclists hit road to raise funds for Red Cross

May 4, 2009 9:30:15 AM PDT
At least 100 cyclists are on a grueling bike ride from Houston to New Orleans. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

They left Houston yesterday and will ride a total of 512 miles. They'll ride about 85 miles a day and rest each night until they reach New Orleans on Friday. It's the first Tour du Rouge, organized by the Red Cross.

Bikers are raising money and awareness for the Gulf Coast Chapters of the Red Cross, ahead of the hurricane season.

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