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More than two-dozen students spent Tuesday in Lake Lillian as part of a bicycle ride across the U.S. to raise money for cancer programs. The students began their trek in Baltimore and will conclude it in Seattle. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

East Coast cyclists hit area on their way to West Coast

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LAKE LILLIAN -- As supper time approached Tuesday, so did 27 bicyclists ready to join area residents for a meal, some conversation and a chance to rest.

The cyclists had pedaled 89 miles from Minneapolis, but that was a just a little more riding than a typical day for the group of mostly college students.

They have been riding their bikes most days since they left Baltimore in late May with a goal of covering the more than 4,000 miles to Seattle in 70 days.

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Gary Miller

Born and attended public schools in Willmar, Minn. Served 20 years in U.S. Navy as a photojournalist. Worked at West Central Tribune since retiring from the Navy in 1994.

(320) 214-4344
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