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First Pine River Community Bike Ride is July 23

This bike ride features 3 mile, 15 mile and 30 mile rides and could become an annual event.

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PINE RIVER — Pedal Pine River and Beyond is teaming up with the Pine River Chamber of Commerce for the first Pine River Pedal Community Bike Ride on July 23.

The ride starts at the Pine River Chamber office at 10 a.m.. Riders choose their distance. There is a three mile ride to Bites Grill and Bar and back for families and beginners. There is a 15 mile ride for intermediate riders and a 20 mile ride for hard core riders.

“Riders can also go whatever length they choose,” said Simon Whitehead, co-organizer of the event. “The goal is to get people out bike riding in the community and enjoying the many health benefits of biking.”

Event sign-up is at https://www.bikereg.com/pine-river-pedal . Information is also available at the Pine River Information Center and chamber office.

There is no charge for the three-mile ride; it is $25 for the 15- and 30-mile rides. Everyone who registers will receive a t-shirt and swag bag.

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“This is an event we hope will grow in future years,” said Michaela Reed, Pine River Chamber Executive Director. “We invite everyone interested in biking to get involved.”

Volunteers are also being sought to plan, set up and monitor the ride. The contact for volunteering is Simon Whitehead at swhitehe@umn.edu or 218-547-6843.

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