Halfway There!

This morning, we celebrated the halfway point of our trip, our 34th day of riding, just shy of 2,000 miles. As a team, we sang “Livin’ on a Prayer” to stress how good it feels to be “halfway there”. Though the morning presented us with a bit of rain coming out of Mitchell, South Dakota, the weather soon cleared up, and we enjoyed a nice day with lots of sun and a nice breeze. While eating lunch in Kimball, SD, many of us stopped at a great ice cream shop called Frosty King. We relaxed in the shade and enjoyed some ice cream cones and cyclones. While at the ice cream shop, we also happened to meet the former owner of the Frosty King who remembers previous riders stopping in for ice cream every summer. We arrived in Chamberlain, SD after riding a picturesque downhill into the town center. Much of the team headed to the local thrift store to stock up on clothing for our upcoming team prom. Finally, we enjoyed a great meal at our stay over graciously provided by the Zion Lutheran Church. After dinner, the riders ended their night by heading over to the river to take a quick swim before bed.

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