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Moonlight cyclists ride against hunger

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Normally the two bridges in Quincy that cross the mighty Mississippi River are reserved for cars only but Saturday night cycling enthusiasts of all ages got the chance to cross the river on two wheels as part of the Moonlight Ride for Hunger.

Hundreds of cyclists mounted up to benefit the Horizon Food Pantry in Quincy, a worthy cause for all involved in the ride. 

"Horizon serves over 30 thousand meals a year and we wanted to do something that was active and fun, and was good for families," said event organizer Bob Daly. 

"Our hope is in the future, this thing just grows and grows and becomes bigger, which I think it will."

For the cyclists, such a David Oakley, the chance to come together as a community was too good to pass on. 

"You got a community like Quincy and the Quincy area, bringing everybody together and being able to ride their bikes for such a good cause." 

Despite a little rain about 300 cyclists geared up to ride against hunger in Quincy. 

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