Cross-country charity tour passes through Ironwood


Ian Minielly/Daily Globe

BRUCE SIENKOWSKI glides in to a rest stop along U.S. 2 in Ironwood Monday. Sienkowski is skating from Grand Rapids, Minn., to Sault Ste. Marie. He said it is the farthest he has ever skated and is his fourth trip with Sea to Sea to raise money and fight poverty.


IRONWOOD - On Monday, a group of bicyclists and one inline skater passed through Ironwood on U.S. 2 on their way to Ewen.

The group is part of the Sea to Sea cross-country cycling tour that in the past has stayed in Canada and gone around Lake Superior to the north, but this year wanted to travel around Lake Superior to the south, according to Ed Witvoet, tour consultant.

Witvoet said the Sea to Sea tour is the only cross-country tour fighting poverty. It began in Vancouver, British Columbia, on June 26 and will stop in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on A...

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