Ride to end world hunger kicks off in Rockford

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Bikers from 12-years-old all the way up to 70-years-old set off on a 120-mile journey with the purpose to end world hunger.

The group of riders took off early Tuesday morning from Trinity Lutheran Church in Rockford on their way to Augustana College in Rock Island.

The riders are working with ELCA World Hunger which supports health clinics and food pantries as well as finding the causes of hunger in nearly 60 countries around the world.

One rider says the three-day journey is worth it to help others.

"Starting out I thought it was crazy like learning I was going to bike 120 miles in 3 days but I'm really excited to combat world hunger and make a difference by bicycle riding," said rider Grace Hoening.

The group is expected to finish their journey around 9 a.m. Friday at Centennial Hall on Augustana's campus.