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Musician George Maurer Bikes Across America For Friend, Cancer Research [AUDIO & VIDEO]

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MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis musician George Maurer is preparing to bike 3,600 miles across the country in honor of a friend he lost to cancer.

On Thursday, Maurer will ride from Seattle to Boston in 48 days, for the 48 Across the 48 Carolyn Held Memorial Bike Ride.

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Carolyn lost her fight with cancer in 2012. After her funeral Maurer wanted to do something to not only honor his friend but to help others.

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Carolyn’s husband Pat, plans to drive Maurer to Seattle to begin his journey. Maurer says he plans to average 75 miles a day on his trip, posting videos and photos along the way.

On July 31st Maurer plans to be back in Minnesota, where he and his band will put on a concert at Pat’s home in Motley, known as Heldstock.

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Maurer says he was inspired by Carolyn during their friendship and hopes to inspire others over his journey.

He has already raised just over $3500.00 that will go to cancer research.

If you want to learn more about Maurer’s journey, or donate to his cause click on www.georgemaurer.com.

You can also see a short video about Carolyn’s ride below.

 

 

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