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50 cyclists hit the trail in first-of-its-kind event in Pine River

This community bike ride could become an annual tradition.

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Over 50 cyclists participated in the Saturday, July 23, 2022, Pedal Pine River community event in Pine River starting at the Pine River Information Center.
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PINE RIVER — As part of its ongoing bike friendly initiative, over 50 people gathered Saturday, July 23, in Pine River for the first ever Pedal Pine River Community Bike Ride.

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Riders of all experience levels were present for the first ever Pedal Pine River Community Bike Ride on Saturday, July 23, 2022.
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The event was organized for all experience levels: families, casual cyclists, distance cyclists and passengers. The Pine River-Backus Bike Fleet was present for those who did not bring a bicycle. There were several distances to choose from for this first-of-its-kind event.

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“The feedback we’ve got so far is that people really enjoyed the ride,” said Michaela Reed, Pine River Chamber executive director. “We are so happy for the great turnout and for the work from almost a dozen volunteers for planning and organizing the event.”

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Families and friends rode together at the Saturday, July 23, 2022, Pedal Pine River Community Bike ride.
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Those who signed up ahead of time were given swag bags and T-shirts to commemorate the event. Contents of the bags were provided by nine area businesses. Shirts were sponsored by an additional eight businesses.

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