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Sherry Thompson and her grandson, Joe Heinlein, biked 160 miles over three days in the Nebraska United Methodist Bike Ride for Hunger.

Grandmother-grandson duo bikes 160 miles for hunger

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Last year, eight-year-old Joe Heinlein and his grandmother, Sherry Thompson, biked a total of 226 miles through Iowa as part of the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa held every August.


This year, they participated in yet another marathon bike trek, the Nebraska United Methodist Bike Ride for Hunger, also known as the NUMB Ride for Hunger.

In a three-day period, the Detroit Lakes duo biked a total of 160 miles -- an average of 53 miles per day.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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