Cycling team on 3,600-mile journey makes stop in Fort Worth

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The city of Fort Worth welcomed a philanthropic cycling team that made a stop in ‘Cowtown.’

Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity's philanthropy, The Ability Experience, funds the ride known as the Journey of Hope.

Cyclists ride cross country to raise funds and awareness for people with disabilities. The team started in Long Beach, California, and will cycle all the way to Washington, D.C., a 3,600-mile journey.

Along the way, the fraternity members encountered blistering temperatures.

“We had a heat wave going through California and Arizona, where we wake up and its 95 degrees,” said cyclist Grant Guernsey. “We rode through Death Valley, where it was 117. And we went through Bullhead, Arizona, where it got to 126.”

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and the Pi Kappa Phi chapter at TCU welcomed the group. She officially proclaimed July 13 as Ability Experience Day.

The Journey of Hope has already raised $670,000 this year alone.

For more information on the organization and how to donate, click here.