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Community - September 15, 2010

Dentist rides, raises money for benefit

Menlo Park dentist and cyclist Jan Gabus recently rode his bicycle across Iowa for seven days and 461 miles, raising $9,000 from sponsors for the Mid Peninsula Dental Health Foundation, which provides low-cost dental care for the uninsured working poor.

"It's hot and humid, but my sister and brother have done the ride for several years," Dr. Gabus said. "It sounded like fun and a great way to spend time with my family."

The ride, called RAGBRAI, is an annual event in its 38th year. "Starting on the banks of the Missouri River on a Sunday, you bicycle for seven days, until you reach the banks of the Mississippi the next Saturday," Dr. Gabus said.

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