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Man biking across the country stops in Carbondale

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CARBONDALE, Ill. - A cyclist riding across the country, made a stop in Carbondale, along his 4,300 mile bike ride.  

 29 year-old John Maus is riding from Virginia to Oregon. Carbondale is about 1,100 miles into his trip. He's raising money for the "Save a Heart Foundation" that helps treat children with congenital heart defects. Maus says he's braving the heat to raise awareness for a cause near and dear to his heart. 

"A friend of mine, his son Sawyer, passed away from the congenital heart disease. So the work that they do seems super important," said Maus. 

Maus left Virginia on May 13th and hopes to make it to Oregon by August 14th. 

If you'd like to donate to his cause and help children with congenital heart disease, visit his Facebook to learn how, and to follow his journey. 

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