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Grace McNamara (pictured in the center in the wheelchair) received a special visit from her daughter and several bicyclists from Madison, Wis., while receiving care at the St. Croix Health Center nursing home.

Nursing home visit was bikers’ challenge

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New Richmond native Susan Maia McNamara has been using pedal power to visit her hometown every summer for the past 14 years.

McNamara, who lives in Madison, began visiting her parents 14 years ago by biking the 312 miles to New Richmond. The first several years she and one other woman accomplished the feat together.


Several years ago McNamara started asking others to join in the trek. In those years there have been several different routes that the bikers have followed.

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Jackie Grumish
Jackie Grumish has been a reporter with the New Richmond News since 2008. She holds degrees in journalism and fine art from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. Before coming to New Richmond, Jackie worked as the city government reporter at a daily newspaper in Aberdeen, S.D. 
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