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Ann Sisler of Penawa, Manitoba, chairperson of the Cycle of Hope organizing committee, hangs her laundry Wednesday on her bike in the Willmar Auditorium during a stop in town. Cycle of Hope volunteers left Louisville, Ky., on June 28 for a two-week journey to celebrate the 20th Annual Cycle of Hope’s 1,000 Miles Home Challenge. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Motorists asked to drive with caution, watch for Habitat bikers

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

DETROIT LAKES -- Motorists traveling on area roads are asked to slow down and watch for bicyclists participating in a Habitat for Humanity fundraiser for families in Manitoba, Canada.

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Cycle of Hope volunteers left Louisville, Ky., on June 28 for a two-week journey to celebrate the 20th Annual Cycle of Hope's 1,000 Miles Home Challenge.

Bicyclists will travel into west central Minnesota today as they travel from Willmar to Garfield on local city streets, as well as county and state highways. On Friday, they will depart Garfield and bike to Detroit Lakes.

Since 1993, the Cycle of Hope riders journey 1,000 miles and raise enough money to enable Habitat for Humanity Manitoba to build a new affordable home for a family in need. The Cycle of Hope has raised more than $2.5 million for Habitat for Humanity Manitoba since its inception and looks forward to the annual challenge each year with new and returning cyclists.

For more information, please contact Elaine Smith at 204-295-0263.

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