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Gold Star 500 bicyclists take rest stop at Mattoon armory

MATTOON — Bicyclists who are pedaling across Illinois as part of the second annual Gold Star 500 took a late morning rest stop on Thursday at the Illinois Army National Guard armory in Mattoon. DAVE FOPAY, JOURNAL GAZETTE & TIMES-COURIER Gold Star Mission spokeswoman Trish Russell said the 35 bicyclists…...

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Gold Star Mission 500 | Day 2 Recap

We have arrived in Paris, IL to end the second day of riding for the Gold Star 500. The riders have completed 273 miles of their 515 mile trip. The temperatures spiked from the high 90s into the 100s while traveling on long open stretches of back country roads. A…...

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Gold Star Mission 500 | Day 1 Recap

We have finished day one of the Gold Star Mission 500. The riders have completed 128.9 miles of the total 514.5 mile trip. We look forward to day two which starts off at 0530 in Mt. Vernon, IL. Thank you to everyone who came out to support the mission today…...

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