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Texas A&M Philosophy Prof to Bike Across the Country for Habitat for Humanity

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This June, 50-year-old Texas A&M philosophy professor Jose Luis Bermudez will embark on a 4,228-mile journey to support Habitat for Humanity. The Eagle reports that Bermudez (along with 160 competitors) will start his cross-country trip in Oregon and end in Yorktown, Virginia, going through mountain ranges and, of course, enduring the summer heat. On top of the physical demand of riding, Bermudez will only sleep for four hours each night in order to complete the tour in only 20 days!

At the root of the ride is Bermudez’s passion for Habitat for Humanity. All of his funding will go to the organization. On the Bryan/College Station Habitat for Humanity website, Bermudez explains, “I ride pretty much everywhere within a 100-mile radius of here. I see a lot of low-standard housing, a lot of poverty and a lot of inequality. And I think Habitat for Humanity is one of the tools we have to combat that.”

Bermudez has raced in tough conditions before supporting his favorite nonprofit, and with each race, he is able to fund a newly built home in the Bryan/College Station area.  He plans on updating his fans regarding his progress on his TransAm Bike Race Facebook page. Those interested in making a donation can click here.