Octogenarian rides bike for a good cause

Next month, 80-year-old Ellen Halliday will join 350 cyclists as they pedal across parts of the pacific Northwest for Ride Idaho, an event that will raise money for breast cancer research. Although that seems like a difficult journey for an octogenarian, AARP.com reports that she's up to the challenge.

"I don't have the attitude of an old lady. I don't think like an old person. I will never be old," Halliday told the news source.

Halliday will be the oldest woman in the group, whose average age is 55.

Octogenarian rides bike for a good cause While she is in her eighties, she is certainly not new living an active lifestyle. To celebrate her 64th birthday, she traveled more than 3,000 miles from Disney Land to Disney World by bike to raise money for sexually abused children.

"She takes the passion of riding for herself and turns it into a way to help others. She's a real neat lady," Ride Idaho organizer Earl Grief told the news outlet.

According to USA Today, biking can be one of the most healthy forms of exercise. Researchers founds that by switching from driving to cycling, people would live an average of three to 14 months longer because of the increased physical activity.

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