A 1,500 mile ride for a cause

Sunday, October 19th 2008, 11:11 pm
By: News 9


OKLAHOMA CITY -- It is 1,500 miles from San Diego to Oklahoma City, and one man made the journey on his bicycle.

Eric McGinnis, 36, left California on October 4 and arrived in Bricktown Sunday afternoon. His ride helped raise money for Ally's House in Oklahoma City, an organization that helps house the families of sick children.

"Having three kids of my own, I really found motivation and the drive to help the kids and the families that are in need of financial help," McGinnis said.

Part of the $10,000 he raised will also help fund a veterans organization in California.