Alpha Zeta Chapter pedals for accessibility

Members of the Oregon State University community bike to raise money for the Pi Kappa Phi philanthropy, The Ability Experience. Nicki Silva

The money raised from Pedals4PiKapps will go toward its national fraternity’s non-profit organization, The Ability Experience, which supports people with disabilities.

“This 48-hour bike-a-thon pays homage to our summer event that our national fraternity puts on, where about a hundred men from different chapters of Pi Kappa Phi come together and bike across the nation, and that event is called the Journey of Hope. Oregon State is on the quarter system, so it’s hard for some of our members to get finals week off because the event happens during our finals week, so we do this event in honor of that,” said Ben Kosmatka, a senior civil engineering major and the public relations chair for Pi Kappa Phi.

The fraternity is trying to reach 3,000 miles, the amount of miles it would take for someone to get from Corvallis to Washington, D.C. As of 3 p.m. Wednesday, the fraternity had reached 2,040 miles. Anyone in the community is welcome to participate and encouraged to pledge a small amount of money per mile ridden, which is then used to aid people with disabilities, according to their website.

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