This is submitted a little late for last year, but in anticipation of this year's Cycling for the Corps. This event was the brainchild of Cpl Dung Nguyen (unassigned). This is a benefit bike race that benefits local wounded Marines and Sailors in the Bismarck-Mandan, ND area.
It was a 16-mile bike race on an 8-mile loop. That's twice around for those of us that are math impaired or use to looking in a straight line. We had support of the local Marine Recruiting office. They set up the finish line and finisher's tent. Sponsors provided t-shirts for participants and volunteer workers on the course. There were refreshments and tall tales at the finish line. Unfortunately, the organizer, Dung, also rode but had a flat tire with no spare within a half mile of the finish.
All-in-all, they day was beautiful, we had some press coverage, a great day was had. Six hundred dollars was used to help our local wounded Marines and Sailors in the area. Time for the Second Annual Cycling for the Corps. Date not set yet but keep watching the Facebook pages: Cycling for the Corps or North Dakota Marines.