• Hundreds cycle outside to raise money, awareness for Boston homelessness

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    BOSTON - Hundreds of cyclers took their spin class to the streets to raise awareness about homelessness in Boston. 

    Thursday was the annual iCycle event organized by the non-profit group HomeStart.

    The event is a reminder that spending just one hour out in the cold is nothing compared to living without the comforts of a home.

    HomeStart's mission is to end and prevent homelessness in Greater Boston by helping individuals find permanent housing and settle into the community.

    "Every year we've found permanent housing for an average of two people every single day, Monday through Friday. So over 8,000 people over the last 24 years have been permanently housed by HomeStart," said Matt Pritchard. 

    Boston 25 Cares took part in one of the outdoor classes Thursday. Boston 25 News anchor Kerry Kavanaugh was among the 400 rides spinning throughout the day. 

    HomeStart says this event will raise $200,000 for their cause. 

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