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Anne Sullivan (left) and boyfriend Ryan Doughty are taking a cross-country bike trip this summer. They started at Doughty’s parents’ home in Massachusets, and will end their journey in Bellingham, Wash., where they will be attending Western Washington University next fall. Pictured, the pair poses with their bicycles and gear.

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When Somerset graduate Anne Sullivan and her boyfriend Ryan Doughty were wrapping up their last year at Colorado Mountain College, they decided to do something special for the summer.


Between their graduation and starting at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash., they decided to bike from coast-to-coast.

"It's been a huge challenge," Sullivan said. "It's been a huge learning experience, but every day is an adventure, that's for sure."

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Jeff Holmquist
Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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