Lupine Junefest: Bikes, birds, barbecue


June 15, 2021

Tom LaVenture/Daily Globe

Bicyclists ride past blooming lupine along County J in Mercer during the 15th annual bike tour on Saturday as part of the Lupine Junefest and bird festival events at Carow Park in Mercer.


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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...

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