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Marie Nitke/FOCUS Les Gunderson has participated in Habitat for Humanity's 500 Mile Bike Ride for the last eight years. This year's ride across Minnesota is coming up on July 15. Gunderson regularly takes part in a number of charity rides, biking thousands of miles every year and raising money for a variety of good causes.

The cycle of giving: Perham man pedals for a cause

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When Les Gunderson originally volunteered to take part in Habitat for Humanity's 500 Mile Bike Ride, his intent was to do it just the one time.


After all, the Perham man said with a chuckle in an interview last week, "it's 500 miles in one week." No easy feat.

Yet now, nine years later, he's still pedaling for the cause - with no plans to hit the brakes any time soon.

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