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Cyclists Ride for Sweet Treat

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EUGENE, Ore. — A sunny Sunday and miles and miles of cycling. That was the case for hundreds Sunday at the annual Blackberry Bramble.

The event is hosted by GEARS a local biking advocacy group. Cyclists were out early, some of them setting out for a 100 mile ride.

At the finish participants got some ice cream and blackberry pie. One woman who rode 40 miles says the hard work all paid off.

“The first five miles or more I don’t know were all up hill and that was killer. But then we cruised downhill for a while and we hit some flats and then after one of the breaks we cruised back uphill again and more flats and it was nice ending on the bike path,” said cyclist Kristen Rice.

There was also a 62 and a 40 mile ride, along with a community ride. The proceeds benefit biking advocacy groups and 4J Safe Routes to School.

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