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  • DAY 23 – WEDNESDAY, JULY 31

    SAINT PAUL TO PRESCOTTPRESCOTT TO THE PRAIRIE ISLAND INDIAN COMMUNITY Tom and I arrived at Lambert’s Landing in Saint Paul, Minnesota to begin the ride out of the city. We decided on a bike…

  • DAY 22 – TUESDAY JULY 30

    MINNEAPOLIS TO ST. PAULDay two in the Twin Cities. Good friends Tori Nill and Todd Stevens joined the Relay team in the morning to cover the miles on foot. They’re veteran relay…

  • DAY 21 – MONDAY, JULY 29

    ELK RIVER TO MINNEAPOLIS Early morning in Elk River, Minnesota, long road to Minneapolis. Of course the Davies had a full breakfast planned for us—an amazing cinnamon nut bread, bacon, eggs over easy,…

  • Looking for stories along the Mississippi, she’s found love

    Britta Greene Crosby, Minn.July 29, 2019 4:00 a.m. | MPR News Victoria Bradford Styrbicki had just finished a 20-mile trek, by foot and bike, between the northern Minnesota towns of Aitkin and Crosby. Now it…

  • DAY 20 – SUNDAY, JULY 28

    MONTICELLO TO ELK RIVER Which side of the river to run on is always a question. And on Day 20, we had planned on the west side, but the locals said no,…

  • DAY 19 – SATURDAY JULY 27

    ST. CLOUD TO MONTICELLO An engineer and a choreographer walk into a bar . . . Victoria ended yesterday’s run on the upper side of the St. Cloud Convention Center. I needed…

  • DAY 18 – FRIDAY, JULY 26

    RICE TO ST. CLOUD We were told the Creamery is hopping in the morning, with two groups of men who know their Rice, Minnesota history—seating themselves according to political affiliation: Democrats in the front,…

  • Abby Smith

    Meet Abby Smith—24 year-old local librarian. Left her home town of Crosby, MN for college some years ago thinking she would never come back. And yet, here she is, welcoming us in…

  • DAY 17 – THURSDAY, JULY 25

    LITTLE FALLS TO RICE We packed up our mansion (!) at Linden Hill, and got set for the run out of town. A local woman named Jackie Devine had messaged us earlier, saying…

  • DAY 16 – WEDNESDAY, JULY 24

    Tom’s birthday! A layover in Little Falls and a day of “rest”—rest from running at least, but not from learning more about this community and all that goes on here. Out of…