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Trio 'hand cycling' across the U.S. makes stop in Chinook

 

July 4, 2018

Gerard Ah-Fook, Matthew Robinson and Ricardo Rincon on after a pre-trip workout on their recumbent hand cycles. Ah-Fook and Robinson are team members of Paralyzed Veterans Racing, a group of vets who compete in a hand cycling circuit each summer. The three friends are hand cycling across the U.S. and recently camped overnight in Chinook.

Reporters note: It's certainly not unusual to see one or more cyclists this time of year, usually pedaling east, along US Highway 2, in our part of Montana. After all, we are on the northern tier route, a very popular route that takes cyclists from Anacortes, Washington to Bar Harbor, Maine. Griffin Park, by the Chinook Water Plant and City Hall in Harlem are both popular with cross-country cyclists as good spots to camp overnight.

But what I had never seen in my five summers on this part of the Hi-Line were people using handcycles to cross the country. Last Tuesday Chinook Police Chief Elm...



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