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ECPI student couldn’t afford a car so he rode his bike roundtrip 10 miles each day to school – 3WTKR

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Student bikes for four years

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – 22-year-old John Paul Hipolito said he did not have enough money for a car so for years he rode his bike to college in the heat, rain and once in the snow all while trying to avoid being hit by cars.

He rode 10 miles round trip from home to college at ECPI University. Depending on if he had to work on campus, he did this five to six times a week.

“At first it was a bit harsh, but I got used to it,” said Hipolito, “Going home was a bit harder after a long days work.”

Hipolito said he was born in the United States, but then moved to the Philippines for 16 years. He moved to Virginia Beach in 11th grade then went to ECPI.

He is now pedaling towards his Master’s degree in Cybersecurity.

For years, he said he couldn’t afford a car but has recently saved money from his current job.

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