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Gabrielle Giffords

Former Rep. Giffords riding 40-mile bike tour in Arizona

Just after she participated in an 11-mile bike ride for charity last year, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords decided she could do more.

This year, she and husband Mark Kelly will ride 40 miles in El Tour de Tucson, an annual event that draws nearly 10,000 riders and takes place Saturday.

Giffords is still recovering from the mass shooting outside a Tucson grocery store on Jan. 8, 2011 that left six dead and 13 injured, including the former congresswoman. Giffords was shot in the head and suffered severe injuries, leaving most of the right side of her body paralyzed. She had to resign her seat in Congress.

But Giffords has been determined to overcome her injuries....