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Reno local rides to raise money for the 10th Anniversary of 9-11 HelpAmerica Foundation



Max McManus, a local athlete from Reno, Nev. is embarking on a journey to connect all 50 states in 50 days on his bicycle on one continuous route. His journey, which he is calling the Freedom 50/50 ride, begins this Saturday, July 23 at 7a.m. at the Reno International Airport.  Max’s ride will end at Ground Zero on the 10th anniversary of September 11th and his ride is dedicated to the fallen and wounded soldiers of the war. Max is riding for the 9-11 Help America Foundation and all of the net proceeds raised from his ride will be donated to that cause.

McManus hopes to raise one cent for each of the 311 million people that live in the U.S. All net proceeds raised from the Freedom 50/50 tribute ride will be donated to the 9-11 HelpAmerica Foundation. This foundation is a non-profit organization created in the aftermath of 9-11 to provide financial assistance to wounded service members and families of fallen heroes. Donations can be made through his website at http://freedom50/50.com/ by clicking on the donate tab. McManus will also set a Guinness World Record upon the completion of his ride.

All are welcome to join McManus at the Reno Tahoe Airport around 6 a.m. on Saturday morning to see him off on this journey.

For more information on The Freedom 50/50 tribute ride and how to donate visit http://freedom5050.com/. Get updates and footage of Max’s journey at https://www.facebook.com/Freedom-5050.

WHEN:        Saturday, July 23 at 6 a.m.

WHERE:                        Reno Tahoe International Airport

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