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Comedian bicyclist begins tour in support of non-profit

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One man... his bike... a map... and his microphone?

Stand-up comedian Austin Langley is about to start a journey across the coast, cracking jokes, and raising money for something bigger than his love of comedy.

"So about a year ago, I decided I needed to do something that was different," Langley said.

Austin Langley began writing stand-up comedy routines three years ago. On September 13th, he's taking his jokes on the road. He'll be starting in Sandpoint, going through Washington and Oregon, and ending in San Diego.

"Stopping at any and all open mics along the way," Langley said.

Langley tells KHQ that ultimately, his goal is to become a funnier person. But when friends started hearing about what he was doing, he decided to take this opportunity, and help raise money for World Bicycles Relief.

"$147 gets someone rolling on a biciycle," Langley said.

This non-profit says their goal is to help people conquer the challenge of distance, and over 400,000 bicycles have been donated to people in places like Colombia, Kenya, Thailand and so many more. Langley says he wants to help.

"I've set my goal at 20 bicycles," Langley said.

Through his roughly 3,000 mile journey, Langley will only take what he can carry on his bike.

"Portland I'm super excited about," Langley said.

He tells KHQ that he hopes to inspire everyone he meets along the way to donate towards this cause. And he won't stop, until he reaches his goal of almost $3,000.

You can follow his "journey of laughs" on Instagram @jokesandspokes, he posted the link to the fundraiser in his bio.

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