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By Roger Harnack
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Mennonite cyclists riding cross-country

Small group hopes to raise climate awareness


Roger Harnack | The Gazette

Cyclists participating in the Climate Ride pedal uphill Saturday along Cove Road northeast of Tekoa, approaching the Idaho state line.

TEKOA - A Mennonite cycling group crossing the U.S. to race awareness for climate action rode out of the state on June 5, after spending the last several days in Eastern Washington.

The group of 16 riders, two leaders, and two support-vehicle drivers were at the Idaho state line midway through Day 6 of their ride.

"We're biking from Seattle to Washington, D.C., to promote (climate) awareness," cyclist Isaac Alderfer of Harrison, Va., said. "We expect to reach D.C. on July 28."

When complete, the cyclists expect to have ridden 3,658 miles.

Alderfer said most of the riders were from Mennonite...

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