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LaCrosse will host Rutgers bike riders


LaCrosse is now making plans to host 11 students from Rutgers University in New Jersey who plan to stop in LaCrosse Aug. 7. The group is making a 3,500-mile cross country bicycle ride from New Jersey to Portland to raise funds and awareness for Elijah’s Promise, a social service agency and soup kitchen in New Jersey. They contacted LaCrosse for permission to stay overnight in the town park.

LaCrosse plans to host a barbecue for the guests that night and offer the riders use of the swim pool for an hour so they can cool off. The Rutgers group will depart the next morning on their way to...

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