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13th Annual Cal Miller Bike Race in Perham

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The Perham Area Chamber of Commerce and the Perham Lions would like to announce that registrations are now being accepted for the 13th Annual Cal Miller Memorial Bicycle Race.

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This year's race will take place on Sunday, August 24, at 9 a.m. Preregister by mail or register on race day beginning at 8 a.m.

Please note this is a change of date from previous publications.

This event is in memory of Cal Miller, a local bicycle shop owner and cycling enthusiast who promoted cycling in the Perham area and died suddenly of an aneurysm at the age of 46.

The race will start and finish at the Zorbaz Restaurant on Little Pine Lake, located two miles north of Perham on county Highway 51.

The race consists of three scenic 12-mile loops around Little Pine Lake for a total distance of 36 miles. All riding is done on hard surface blacktop roads with only right-hand turns required.

This year's race will also include a relay division. Each rider in the relay will complete one loop.

The cost of this year's race is $17 for those who preregister, or $20 on race day. Cost for a relay team is $40 if preregistered and $45 on race day. Awards will be given for 1-3 place in each age division. T-shirts are given to all participants.

After the race and ride refreshments will be provided to all participants.

For further information, call the Perham Area Chamber of Commerce at (800) 634-6112 or Pat Puetz at (218) 334-8441 or pat81452@hotmail.com. You can also go online to www.Perham.com or www.LakesAreaBikeClub.com.

Bike Club in D.L., Aug. 12

The Lakes Area Bike Club's next ride will be on Tuesday, Aug. 12 in the Detroit Lakes area.

This will be a short ride so that riders can listen to the Detroit Lakes Community Band concert in the park. Riders should meet at 6 p.m. at the Band shell located in the city park by the pavilion on Washington Avenue. There will be a 12-mile ride around Detroit Lake and then the concert will begin at 7 p.m. Riders should bring their beverage, lawn chair and a dish to share. Sloppy Joes will be provided. The potluck will follow the hour long concert.

There is no charge to ride with the club and new riders of all abilities are always welcome. Helmets are recommended.

For more information please contact Pat or Dave Puetz at 218-334-8441.

The Lakes Area Bike Club is online at LakesAreaBikeClub.com.

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