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By Roger Dey
Blackfoot Valley Dispatch 

Shifting perceptions

 

Roger Dey

Wheel Inn owners Laurie and Doug Richards speak with Tour Divide race leader Richard Dunnett. of Arrowtown, England as he arrived in Lincoln early Monday morning.

Historically, Lincoln hasn't had a great reputation among bicyclists.

In a 2013 University of Montana analysis of bicycle tourism in Montana, Lincoln was one of just a few towns in the state singled out for its unwelcoming attitude. One cyclist interviewed for the study said, "It is my opinion that the cowboys in that area would shoot us as look at us."

As a community that sits at the crossroa...



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