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Freedom to Roam Coalition in Town Tonight

Seven American cyclists riding from the Yukon to America’s Yellowstone National Park will be in town tonight.

The group, called the Freedom to Roam Coalition is riding to raise awareness of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, an organization that hopes to create wildlife corridors across North America.

The corridors would lessen the impact of roadways and other human development on animal migration.

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The seven cyclists departed from Watson Lake earlier this month.They expect the journey to Yellowstone National Park to take approximately eight weeks.

Members of the Peace Valley Environmental association will be hosting an open house for the cyclists tonight at Cosmic Grounds from 8:00 to 10:00 PM. Ruth Ann Darnall with the Peace Valley Environmental Association says it’s a great opportunity for members of the public to drop by and meet the cyclists and view pictures from their journey thus far.

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The riders will be in town until tomorrow, when they will continue their journey to southward.