August 1, 2015
IRVINE, CA (AP) - An Orange County pair has finished a cross-country bicycle journey that has raised enough money to buy almost 10,000 wheelchairs.
The wheelchairs will be distributed to disabled people in developing countries.
Don Schoendorfer and Mike Bayer, co-founders of Free Wheelchair Mission, completed the three-thousand mile campaign Saturday in Irvine after leaving New York on April 20.
Bayer says the journey was quote- worth every pedal stoke. Schoendorfer and Bayer are still about five-thousand wheelchairs short of their goal of 15,000.
The two were met at the finish line by family, friends and supporters and celebrated with a barbecue.
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