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Newport News man biking cross-country for adoption awareness makes it to St. Louis

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Posted at 2:30 PM, Aug 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-23 14:34:20-04

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Ed Anderson has made it to St. Louis! Anderson left Virginia Beach on July 25 with a goal of riding about 70 miles each day.

He is working to raise money and awareness for adoption.

READ MORE: Newport News man bikes cross-country in the name of adoption

Ed posted these stats on Facebook about the first four weeks of his journey:

1,275 Miles – 32% Completed – 4 Spills – 1 major crash – 2 flat tires
6 Dogs to outrun
4 Roads to Nowhere
Funds Pledged to Date $210,000+
Time on Bicycle 104 hours 37 minutes
Elevation Gain 39,872 feet
Heart Rate Average 107 beats per minute
Max. Heart Rate 181 BPM
Average Speed 12.2 MPH
Average Moving Speed 15.1 MPH
1 Ultra Sound – check for blood clots – none
1 Vein Doppler – check for vein damage – none
1 Blood Test – for muscle damage – none

Click here to follow more of his journey on Facebook.