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LaCrosse hosts cross-county bike riders from Rutgers University, New Jersey


August 15, 2019

Lana Myers

Members of the Rutgers group dig in to the potluck fare which was served under the shelter at the LaCrosse Park. Lana Myers, one of the reception organizers, serves at left.

Eleven cross-country bicycle riders from Rutgers University, N. J., made an overnight stop at LaCrosse Aug. 7 as part of a 3,500-mile cross country trip. Officially notified that LaCrosse was on the chart for an overnight stop, LaCrosse residents developed a plan for greeting and hosting the riders who are making the trip to bring attention to the hunger problem in the United States.

Lana Myers and Leslie Thompson organized the reception.

The riders departed Spokane last Wednesday on the Fish Lake Trail and rode as far as Cheney where they followed county roads south. Their final stint wa...

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