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Bike Run for the Troops

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If you enjoy a well organized bike run of about 150 miles check this one out. ALL money we raise goes to the Fisher House Foundation in an effort to thank our troops. The Fisher House helps transport and house the families of wounded vets while in recovery.

When: June 14th, 2008 reistration 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Where: Arlington, MN - leave from the Arlington Haus

We leave Arlington at 11:30 sharp and have a free lunch (brats and dogs) at our first stop. After 3 more stops we end back up at the Arlington Haus around 6:00 pm for a potluck meal and some small door prizes. The Chamber of Commerce sponsors a street dance that evening as well.

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Turn East at the only stop light and down 4 blocks on the NE corner.

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