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Megan Ausen and Kara Capelli will depart March 2 for a three-month, cross-country bike trip. Megan, a 2005 Jefferson High School graduate, is the daughter of Dave and Mary Ausen of Alexandria. (Contributed photo)

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It's likely a childhood bike ride with her sisters from Lazy Day Villa Resort in Alexandria to Carlos Corners inspired Megan Ausen to tackle a bike ride across the country in adulthood.

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"We would really get into this eight-mile bike ride," Ausen told the Echo Press. "My sister, Sonja, even strapped a portable radio to the handlebars of her bicycle to provide us with music while we rode."

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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