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Lupine Junefest: Bikes, birds, barbecue


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MERCER, Wis. - A frequent comment in Mercer on Saturday was that the weather was "just right" for birding, bike rides and barbecuing at Carow Park.

The 15th annual Lupine Junefest Bike Tour and Mercer Bird Festival on Saturday attracted bike riders from several states. The riders said they weren't disappointed, or overheated with morning temperatures in the 70s and a high of 82 degrees.

"It was a beautiful day. I don't think the weather could have been any better," said Michelle Gill, of Marquette.

Gill rode the 28-mile route for the bike tour tha...