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Younger shares experience biking across country


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SHARI YOUNGER points out her route when she was completing one of two long bike trips across the country Thursday at the Mercer Community Center. Younger's first trip went from Wisconsin to Maine, while the second trip went from Seattle to Wisconsin.


MERCER, Wis. - A small crowd gathered at the Mercer Community Center Thursday to hear Mercer resident Shari Younger tell her experience behind "bars" as she biked across the country over the course of two years.

Younger biked a total of 3,450 miles over 46 days in 1997 and 1998, first traveling from Stevens Point, Wis., to Bar Harbor, Maine and then from Seattle to Stevens Point.

She said the audience was likely broken down into three groups; her friends who were there to support her, people who want more information and are considering a simil...

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