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Friendships form among cyclists, Glenn Lane of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, left, and Don Munden of Albert Lea teaming up for rides. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

BAM cyclists embark on tour

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A merry band of 275 pedal pushers arrived in Park Rapids this week to travel the area's trails and back roads on a four-day circuitous journey.


The Bicycling Around Minnesota group, arriving from 16 states and Canada, is making a reprise visit to Park Rapids.

The loop ride - heading to Walker, Pequot Lakes, Wadena and back to Park Rapids - was initiated six years ago. Thirty bikers arrived for the first BAM tour in 2006.

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