Trans Am Bike Race stops in Newton

NEWTON, Kansas – – Cyclists participating in a non-stop, self supporting bike race stopped in Newton this evening.

The race involves a 4,233 mile ride along the Trans America Trail.

The route was mapped out in 1975 by Bikecentennial.

That event included more than 4,000 cyclists who rode some or all of the route across the nation.

Ron Dickinson and his son, Matthew began their trek across the route at the beginning of the month.

As they pulled into Newton, Ron said that they’ve logged close to 1,700 miles this month.

“I think it’s a personal challenge and a once in a lifetime adventure,” said Dickinson.

The Dickinson’s say their next stop will be in Sterling tomorrow night.

The race will conclude in Astoria, Oregon.


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