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Toledo man finishes 3,000-mile bike ride

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A Toledo man pedaled more than 3,000 miles to raise awareness about gun violence.

Charles Veley left the Glass City on his bike on June 11. He made it to Los Angeles less than a month later.

Now back home in Toledo, Veley says he met hundreds of people during his trip who signed his shirt and banner.

His goal was to talk to police officers and others about ways they've curbed gun violence and to inspire the people of Toledo to pursue their own goals.

"No matter what you do, no matter what your education or your upbringing is, if you put your mind to something, you can accomplish that," Veley says.

In addition to gun violence, Veley says he was riding to raise awareness about domestic violence and breast cancer. He says his 2015 goal is to bike all the way to Florida, this time to shine light on human trafficking and MS.

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