LOGAN – More than 20 cyclists rode into Logan this week as part of a 4,000-mile bike ride to raise money and awareness toward eliminating poverty housing.

The 10-week bicycle ride put on by The Fuller Center For Housing spans across 12 states beginning in Seattle and ending in Washington D.C.

On Thursday, cyclists took a break from the saddle to volunteer their time fixing up the property of a Logan resident.

“It stresses a different part of the anatomy, we’re not on the saddle so that helps a lot.”

Homeowner Ash Mortensen says volunteers completed what would have taken her all summer – in just 48 hours.

“It’s amazing being able to watch what a really big team of people can do in just two days,” Mortensen said.

Volunteers cleared out overgrown areas, built a shed, a pergola, painted a staircase and put in a privacy fence.

Cyclists say doing service on a rest day helps them reset for the next 100-mile day of riding.

“For me, it’s all about community and just coming to together and making a difference in someone’s life,” said one of the cyclists.

The Fuller Center for Housing of Cache Valley serves low-income homeowners by assisting with critical home repairs and accessibility projects for occupant safety and aging in place.

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