Pedal For Project Impact Changing

Pedal for Project Impact is going to be different this year.

The bicycle ride to raise funds for programs for children at Safe Avenues has been a weeklong tour in June for the past three years.

This year, PPI, which I help organize each year, will be a three-day ride during the last weekend of July.

JP Cola rides the Paul Bunyan State Trail during Pedal for Project Impact 2015.
JP Cola rides the Paul Bunyan State Trail during Pedal for Project Impact 2015.

Click here to link to a website with the details about PPI.

If you’re on Facebook, search for Pedal for Project Impact and that should connect you to a FB page similar to the website.

Ironman 2016

The ride that’s held no matter the weather may be tempting Mother Nature this year. It’s usually held on the last Sunday of April. This year it takes place a week earlier on April 24.

The last two years’ rides exemplify the extremes Ironman riders may experience.

The 2014 ride was wet, cold and miserable and was shutdown after several cyclists suffered exposure-related problems.

A year later riders were treated to a sunny, warm day.

Click here to link to the Ironman website,

And now for something completely different

The city of Willmar is applying for a grant to build a trail to close gaps in the community’s trail system.

Click here to link to the West Central Tribune’s story.