Bike for Peace Visits Effingham as Part of Round the World Tour

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Published on May 5 2014 6:46 pm
Last Updated on May 5 2014 6:46 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

(EFFINGHAM MAYOR MERV GILLENWATER IS FLANKED BY TWO NORWEGIANS WHO ARE PART OF THE BIKE FOR PEACE EFFORT, AS WELL AS MAYORS FOR PEACE DURING THEIR VISIT MONDAY AFTERNOON TO CITY HALL)

A Norwegian group known as Bike for Peace made a stop in Effingham Monday afternoon.  The cyclists are promoting fitness, but also are promoting world peace through the eradication of nuclear weapons.

Effingham Mayor Merv Gillenwater greeted the visitors, who are also representing Mayors for Peace, during a reception at City Hall.

The group is traveling west to east across the United States as part of a round the world tour.