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Quincy welcomes charity bicyclists

The Quincy community offered a warm welcome on a chilly morning Saturday to nearly 150 Bowling Green State University students who were in the midst of a 180-mile charity bicycle ride.

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Bowling Green State University students rehearse a line dance before leaving the Quincy Community Center on Saturday morning. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

The 14th annual Bikes for Tikes charity ride supports Mercy Children’s Hospital of Toledo and the Children’s Miracle Network, student organizer Lexi Miller said.

The bicyclists left Bowling Green in vehicles on Thursday evening and stayed in Franklin, south of Dayton, before beginning the bicycle journey north Friday morning, Ms. Miller said.

After a night at Miami East High School, they headed out again Saturday morning with the first riders reaching Quincy at about 10:30 a.m.

They were greeted at the Quincy Community Center with a warm place to rest, a bathroom and a selection of fruits, cookies and water provided by the Quincy Temple and Buckeye Gospel Barn.

 

 

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