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Hemophiliac biker sets off to raise funds

Hemophiliac biker sets off to raise funds
Barry Haarde dips the wheel of his bike into the Pacific Ocean before embarking on his third cross-country ride. (Ken Baxter)

Barry Haarde, a hemophiliac with HIV, set off Sunday from Newport Beach on his third cross-country bike trip.

The cyclist will be raising funds for Save One Life, a nonprofit that supports those with bleeding disorders.

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He also suffers from a liver disease and underwent a knee replacement 14 years ago.

Haarde plans to take a nearly 3,000-mile route to Savannah, Ga., over a 27-day period.

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—Emily Foxhall

Twitter: @emfoxhall

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