Cross-country bicyclists stop in Vale

Randi Topps from Casselberry, Flo. bikes past one of the iconic Vale Oregon trail murals on Holland St. as she rides into the Vale Christian Church on Tuesday morning, July 27, 2021. (ANGELINA KATSANIS/The Enterprise)

VALE - Bicycles, shoes and water bottles lined the halls of the Vale Christian Church last week as travelers clad in orange jerseys and bike shorts slumped in chairs and waddled to the showers on stiff legs.

They had just finished another leg of their cross-country bike ride, which on Tuesday, July 27, took them from Nampa to Vale. The group of 11 cyclists and two van drivers started on Amelia Island in Florida on May 28, and will finish 3,750 miles later in Florence on Sunday.

The Fuller Center . . .