ANN ARBOR, Mich. -

Five fraternity brothers from three different Michigan universities are putting their rivalries aside to cycle across America to raise money and awareness for people with disabilities.

The five Pi Kappa Phi brothers -- Peter Sesek and Sean Traver from the University of Michigan; Matthew Flynn from Michigan State; and, Jeremy Osborne and Spencer Haworth from Central Michigan -- begin their journey in Ann Arbor on Tuesday.

The men are riding with 23 other cyclists on the 25th Journey of Hope team.

Journey of Hope

Journey of Hope is part of Push American, the national philanthropy of Pi Kappa Phi, which raises funds and awareness for people with disabilities.

The Journey of Hope team consists of men from Pi Kappa Phi chapters across the country.

The journey

The cyclists will travel 4,000 miles over nine-weeks.

The team will cycle an average of 75 miles per day, beginning in San Francisco and Seattle and ending in Washington, D.C. on August 5.

The cyclists will also spend each afternoon of their trip with people who have disabilities.