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Bike race expands
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Live music, concessionsadded to annual eventCyclists could say they were really in rhythm yesterday during the 21st annual Highland Rim Cycling Classic.With live music one of the many additions to this year’s event, cyclists were treated to some rock and country favorites as they made their way around a half-mile course in downtown McMinnville.Concessions were available in another addition, along with a dunking booth, bicycle safety course, and several other attractions for the kids.“We would have loved to have seen thousands of McMinnville residents here today, but with this festival being a first-year event it’s going to take time,” said organizer Tracy Martin of Living Well Events. “The Autumn Street Fair didn’t get where it is in one year so we’re definitely looking to be back next year and look for ways to make it bigger and better. With event planning, you look at it at least being a three-year commitment.”The Southern Standard sponsored a bicycle rodeo with deputy Bobby Pennington providing safety tips for kids.