Southeast Minnesota Law Enforcement Bike 94 Miles For Special Olympics
Did anyone see a bunch of orange bikers in downtown Rochester this morning? If so, don’t worry – it wasn’t a bunch of escaped prisoners on bicycles. That would be weird.
No, actually, local law enforcement officers are biking 94 miles in support of the Special Olympics as part of the Torch Run, which has been a tradition in southeast Minnesota since 1987. This is pretty cool, but man does it seem exhausting.
They started at the Rochester Government Center at 6:30AM, biking north on Highway 52. On the way, they met other law enforcement members in Pine Island, Lake City, and Red Wing, with a final destination to Hastings around 5:45PM.
I can barely last on a bike for 30 minutes, so a 12-hour journey is quite impressive if you ask me. These Torch Runs end up raising millions for Special Olympics, so well done everyone!