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“I think it is remarkable what Patrick has done, and when they asked if I might want to come be a part of it, I didn’t have to think twice,” said Wilson. “I really enjoy cycling, so to be able to get out to that part of the country and go for a ride, and raise some money and awareness for a great cause, it is a great opportunity and I’m grateful to be involved.”

The ride is the second two-wheeled campaign of the year for Wilson, who in April teamed with athlete Bo Jackson as he rode to raise funds for natural disaster victims in Alabama.