HOUSTON There was an emotional send off at Discovery Green Tuesday as an HPD bike team set off for Portland, Maine.

Forty cyclists are making the 2000-mile journey to raise money to fight Leukemia. KHOU 11 News Sherry Williams will also be riding along and reporting on the event.

They say their biggest challenge will be the hills of Tennessee.

The team will arrive in Maine next Tuesday. This is the 32nd year for the HPD cross-country ride. The team is expected to arrive in Maine next Tuesday.

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