Bart Thompson and some friends are preparing for a 335-mile-long cycling trip from Ann Arbor to Harbor Springs, Michigan, to raise money for Haiti.

Thompson, a self-proclaimed “fitness junky,” grew up in Ann Arbor and will be a pre-med junior at Stanford University in the fall. With help from friends, Thompson planned the trip, which is to take place Friday through Sunday to raise money to help International Samaritan build 18 schools in Haiti.

The charitable cycling trip will be the longest distance Thompson has ever traveled by bike. He said he thought his cause would be “something people could rally behind,” and that the trip would be “challenging, but also fun.”

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