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Cross country cyclists make stop in Princeton

On Sunday, June 26, Princeton’s Open Prairie United Church of Christ welcomed 23 young cyclists who are making their way from Baltimore, Md., to Portland, Ore., averaging 70 miles per day.
On Sunday, June 26, Princeton’s Open Prairie United Church of Christ welcomed 23 young cyclists who are making their way from Baltimore, Md., to Portland, Ore., averaging 70 miles per day.

PRINCETON — On Sunday, June 26, Princeton’s Open Prairie United Church of Christ welcomed 23 young cyclists who are making their way from Baltimore, Md., to Portland, Ore., averaging 70 miles per day.

These young people — known as “Team Portland” — are cycling across America to raise money for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. Open Prairie’s congregation welcomed the weary cyclists with a home-cooked dinner, sleeping cots for the night, snacks for the road, breakfast, and even arranged for much-appreciated showers complements of the Bureau County Metro Center.

With the names of loved ones who have died of cancer written on the backs of their legs, the cyclists left Princeton Monday, June 27. That day of cycling was to be dedicated to those whose names they carried. Their next stop was to be the Quad Cities.

For more information about the Ulman Cancer Fund, visit Ulmancancerfund.org.

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