Happy Fourth of July from Wyoming!

The team was really excited for today’s ride.  We had been anxiously preparing for quite a few days for the patriotic ride. We were all decked out in American flag apparel for the 80-mile ride from Newcastle to Gillette.  Some memorable outfits were American flag thrift store vests and striped bandanas.  Although the route had minimal climbing compared to yesterday, the hot Wyoming sun proved to be a different sort of mountain to overcome.

Our hard work through the heat paid off and all the teams made it to the stay over pretty early, where we found cold refreshments waiting. Tonight we are staying at First United Methodist Church. Some of the church members were kind enough to cook us up an awesomely American BBQ – complete with burgers, kabobs, and desserts galore. After dinner, we took some time to relax and unwind until about 10:00pm, at which time we went to watch the local fireworks show.  It was an Independence Day we will never forget!

We would like to give a special thanks to the First United Methodist Church for hosting us for yet another year.  We appreciate your generosity and support!

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