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I Page 6 Spring & Summer 1999 Big Stone Lake Region Vacation G Tenth annual TRAM returns to Ortonville July 25-26, the 10th annual Ride Across Minnesota (TRAM) returns to Ortonville, with registration on Sunday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. for the week-long ride. Participants can share the fun of the 1999 Multiple Sclerosis TRAM with co-workers and friends by starting their own team, with teams competing for awards such as Highest Pledge Average, Best Team Name or Best Team Song. Beginning the week on Monday, riders will have stag- gered starts from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., with en route support which includes route signs and maps, luggage transportation, bicycle transportation to Ortonville, support and gear vans between rest stops, inter- section safety and motorcycle escorts, first aid, bike mechan- ics, beverages and snacks at rest stops and portable toilets. The bike tour's estimated miles are 65 miles from Ortonville to Montevideo on Monday, 60 miles to Redwood Falls Tuesday, 45 miles to New Ulm on Wednesday, 70 miles from New Ulm to New Prague Thu,ray with a Century option, and 50 more miles from New Prague to Hastings on Friday. Outdoor camping is provided free each night, with shuttle busses provided to select hotels and restaurants. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available in each town, and bikers should plan to spend about $15-$20 per day. Each host town will provide entertainment in the evenings, and hot showers are available for $2 each or $5 all week with a pre-purchased shower wrist- band. Team awards and announcements will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Upon arriving in Hastings to crowds of cheering fans, bicy- clists will be treated to a finish line dinner, compliments of the National MS Society. If a participant raises $3,000 or more on MS TRAM, they can join a group on the October 1999 Tour of Champions in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Transportation and accommoda- tions will be provided for one person. Volunteers can also join the MS TRAM without riding a bike. Volunteer opportunities include registering cyclists, hosting rest stops, driving sup- port vehicles, handling luggage, providing first aid, and more. Individuals and groups are needed and can call the volun- teer hotline at (612) 335-7820. Prizes from TRAM include gift certificates and jerseys, though the real prize is joining together to help fight multiple sclerosis. LOTS OF BIKERS gather for the Multiple Sclerosis Ride Across Minnesota (TRAM). this year marks the event's tenth annual gathering. TRAM RIDERS Becky and Jerry Parker of Ortonville begin their journey across the state with other riders in the MS TRAM. TENTS IN NIELSON PARK. TRAM riders gather before starting out on their journey across the state. BIG STONE Serving the communities of Ortonville, MN - (320) 839-4150 • GraceviIle, MN - (320) 748-8201 Wheaton, MN - (320) 563-8226 • Sisseton, SD (605) 698-4645 • Madison, MN - (320) 598-7556 Milbank, SD - (605) 432-4538 THE REHABILITATIVE EXPERTS IN THE EVALUATION AND TREATMENT FOR: • Joint pain/dysfunction • Gait/walking dysfunction • Neuromuscular pain/dysfunction • Sports related injuries Now supplying both Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy to the Big Stone Lake area! I Page 6 Spring & Summer 1999 Big Stone Lake Region Vacation G Tenth annual TRAM returns to Ortonville July 25-26, the 10th annual Ride Across Minnesota (TRAM) returns to Ortonville, with registration on Sunday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. for the week-long ride. Participants can share the fun of the 1999 Multiple Sclerosis TRAM with co-workers and friends by starting their own team, with teams competing for awards such as Highest Pledge Average, Best Team Name or Best Team Song. Beginning the week on Monday, riders will have stag- gered starts from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., with en route support which includes route signs and maps, luggage transportation, bicycle transportation to Ortonville, support and gear vans between rest stops, inter- section safety and motorcycle escorts, first aid, bike mechan- ics, beverages and snacks at rest stops and portable toilets. The bike tour's estimated miles are 65 miles from Ortonville to Montevideo on Monday, 60 miles to Redwood Falls Tuesday, 45 miles to New Ulm on Wednesday, 70 miles from New Ulm to New Prague Thu,ray with a Century option, and 50 more miles from New Prague to Hastings on Friday. Outdoor camping is provided free each night, with shuttle busses provided to select hotels and restaurants. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available in each town, and bikers should plan to spend about $15-$20 per day. Each host town will provide entertainment in the evenings, and hot showers are available for $2 each or $5 all week with a pre-purchased shower wrist- band. Team awards and announcements will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Upon arriving in Hastings to crowds of cheering fans, bicy- clists will be treated to a finish line dinner, compliments of the National MS Society. If a participant raises $3,000 or more on MS TRAM, they can join a group on the October 1999 Tour of Champions in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Transportation and accommoda- tions will be provided for one person. Volunteers can also join the MS TRAM without riding a bike. Volunteer opportunities include registering cyclists, hosting rest stops, driving sup- port vehicles, handling luggage, providing first aid, and more. Individuals and groups are needed and can call the volun- teer hotline at (612) 335-7820. Prizes from TRAM include gift certificates and jerseys, though the real prize is joining together to help fight multiple sclerosis. LOTS OF BIKERS gather for the Multiple Sclerosis Ride Across Minnesota (TRAM). this year marks the event's tenth annual gathering. TRAM RIDERS Becky and Jerry Parker of Ortonville begin their journey across the state with other riders in the MS TRAM. TENTS IN NIELSON PARK. TRAM riders gather before starting out on their journey across the state. BIG STONE Serving the communities of Ortonville, MN - (320) 839-4150 • GraceviIle, MN - (320) 748-8201 Wheaton, MN - (320) 563-8226 • Sisseton, SD (605) 698-4645 • Madison, MN - (320) 598-7556 Milbank, SD - (605) 432-4538 THE REHABILITATIVE EXPERTS IN THE EVALUATION AND TREATMENT FOR: • Joint pain/dysfunction • Gait/walking dysfunction • Neuromuscular pain/dysfunction • Sports related injuries Now supplying both Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy to the Big Stone Lake area!