Bicyclists pedaling more than 4,100 miles from Providence, R.I., to San Fransisco, Calif., in a fundraising effort for affordable housing stop for lunch last Thursday at the former Amoco gas station along Lincoln Way East in downtown McConnellsburg. The group of 31 cyclists are biking for Bike & Build, a nonprofit organization that organizes cross-country cycling trips to benefit the affordable housing cause in the United States. Participants on Bike & Build trips are ages 18 to 24 and take eight to nine weeks to travel across the United States. Riders spend 8 to 10 days en route building houses and are required to raise $4,000 each before starting: part is used to run the trips, and the remainder is donated to affordable housing organizations. Additional donations are sometimes collected along the way. The group stopping here last Thursday had so far raised $147,713. For more information about Bike & Build, visit www.bikeandbuild.org. 013p1.jpg