Bicycling for charity

Race Across America covers 3,000

Vickie GriffithsCumberland Times-News

GARRETT COUNTY — Race Across America contestant Chris “Hoppo” Hopkinson, of North Yorkshire, United Kingdom, tackles a hill on Rt. 40 in Garrett County on Friday.

The race, which covers 3,000 miles from Oceanside, California to Annapolis, Maryland, raises funds for a variety of charities.

Team Hoppo is sponsoring Fraja Ellie, a 5-year-old girl from North Yorkshire who is fighting neuroblastoma.

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