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Annual bike ride raises money for hunger

Cyclists hit Sidney on Sunday


For The Sun-Telegraph

Cyclists from across the nation and Nebraska will ride more than 245 miles to raise money to end world hunger.

The 20th annual Nebraska Methodist Bike Ride for Hunger (NUMB) will begin in Ogallala on Saturday evening.

Since the first ride in 1996, NUMB has contributed more than $700,000 to help alleviate hunger in Nebraska and around the world while also raising awareness. This year's ride consists of a more than 245-mile loop that starts and ends in Ogallala.

Approximately 150 riders from across the nation meet in Nebraska each year to be a part of this tour. Route Director Greg Bakewell of Omaha designs a route to take riders to different parts of Nebraska.

Cyclists will provide their own tents,...

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