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Minnesota Major bike ride starts from Hastings on July 28

MN Major bike ride is July 28

The Minnesota Major River-to-River ride is planned to begin at Afton Apple in Hastings on Sunday, July 28. There is a 20-mile ride and a 62-mile ride.

The event is a fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and is being sponsored by Target. Motocross champion Ryan Dungey is also one of the main organizers.

There are a number of events planned at the orchard that day, too. Riders start between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Dungey is starting at 9 a.m.

For more information, or to register, visit

Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is the news director for RiverTown Multimedia. He was the publisher of four RiverTown publications until 2016, when he was named news director. He was previously general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He worked at the Hastings Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.

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