- Associated Press - Saturday, October 19, 2019

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A group of cyclists are traveling across Alabama to raise awareness of rural poverty and civil rights.

The group Civil Rides said in a news release that 20 cyclists are taking part in the ride on Saturday and Sunday. Civil Rides said the group sees poverty as a modern civil rights issue in America.

The cyclists will make stops at sites important to the civil rights movement.

Riders will travel from Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church in Montgomery and through Selma and Alabama’s Black Belt. The ride will end Sunday in Birmingham at Kelly Ingram Park.

The ride also raises money for the Together for Hope program and Out Hunger, a hunger initiative.

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