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Duluth bikers gear up for 5,000-mile trek around the Great Lakes

Kris McNeal and Zach Chase plan to pedal 60 miles a day until they travel around all of the five lakes. They want to make others aware of the resource and send a message about high gas prices among other things.
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Kris McNeal and Zach Chase plan to pedal 60 miles a day until they travel around all of the five lakes. They want to make others aware of the resource and send a message about high gas prices among other things.

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