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Area man takes part in RAIN Ride

Monday, July 18, 2011

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Brazil resident Brad Hayes waves to his wife, Elizabeth, as she takes a photo of him crossing through the area Saturday while taking part in the Ride Across INdiana (Rain) Ride.
The Ride Across INdiana (RAIN) Ride took place Saturday, with almost 1,800 riders in attendance.

Bicyclists began at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College and ended in Richmond, Ind.

Local bicyclist Brad Hayes took part, finishing the 163-mile journey in seven hours and three minutes, crossing the finish line ahead of all other riders.

He is a member of the racing team, "J's Bikes Cycling."

Hayes and members of the team made it without stopping. Local residents, including Hayes' wife, Elizabeth, stayed ahead of the group, preparing food and water to hand off to the riders when they rode by.

This is Hayes third year of competing in the RAIN Ride.

Brad and Elizabeth both live in Brazil.