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How to ride a road bicycle from Spokane to LaCrosse

 

August 15, 2019

After a 79-mile ride from Spokane, the Rutgers University riders roll down Leslie Ave. behind the LaCrosse firetruck on the way to LaCrosse Park picnic shelter where they were greeted by LaCrosse residents. They joined in a potluck dinner and had a swim at the LaCrosse pool. They were served a sendoff breakfast the next day and headed for their next stop at Pasco. The riders finished the 3,500-mile ride at Portland Tuesday, and some of their post-ride reports on the internet refer to the LaCrosse experience.

The eleven bicycle riders from Rutgers University followed a unique route last Wednesday when they rode from Spokane to LaCrosse where they were welcomed for an overnight stay. The route south of Spokane was required because the destination of the group is Portland and at some point they had to head southwest.

Last Monday they had a short day when the rode the Centennial Trail from Coeur d'Alene to Spokane.

The aim of the riders in making the 3,500-mile ride across the country is to draw attention to hunger problems in the United States. They did volunteer work in Spokane Aug. 6 and then...



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