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Nearly 1,000 bicyclists are participating in The Ride Across Minnesota from Ortonville to Red Wing.

TRAM bike ride will end Friday in Welch


Rural Minnesota scenery and small-town hospitality help bring the bicyclists out each year.

The opportunity to raise money for a good cause -- the National Multiple Sclerosis Society -- doesn't hurt either.

"There's no better way to see the countryside,' said Peter Grasse of Woodbury, as he explained what put him on his bicycle for a five-day, 250-mile pedal known as TRAM, or The Ride Across Minnesota. It will end Friday at Welch Village.

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