Bike program to donate money to Gustav relief

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: August 31, 2008 - 10:11 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A program aimed at boosting bicycle use in the Twin Cities during the Republican National Convention will now also serve as a fundraiser for Hurricane Gustav relief.

The Louisville, Kentucky-based Humana Foundation is bringing its Freewheelin program to Minneapolis and St. Paul this week. The program gives anyone who registers free use of a bicycle for the day to promote environmental, personal health and community stewardship.

Now Humana says it will donate $10 for every mile ridden on one of the bicycles during this week's convention to the American Red Cross hurricane-relief efforts.

The program was also in use last week at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Organizers say more than 5,500 rides logged more than 26,000 miles in Denver.

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