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Hemophiliac biker sets off to raise funds

April 22, 2014
  • Barry Haarde dips the wheel of his bike into the Pacific Ocean before embarking on his third cross-country ride.
Barry Haarde dips the wheel of his bike into the Pacific… (Ken Baxter )

Barry Haarde, a hemophiliac with HIV, set off Sunday from Newport Beach on his third cross-country bike trip.

The cyclist will be raising funds for Save One Life, a nonprofit that supports those with bleeding disorders.

He also suffers from a liver disease and underwent a knee replacement 14 years ago.

Haarde plans to take a nearly 3,000-mile route to Savannah, Ga., over a 27-day period.

—Emily Foxhall

Twitter: @emfoxhall

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