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Leipheimer bike parade

Levi Leipheimer will lead a bike parade in his home town of Butte, Montana, on Thursday, October 20. The 1.6-mile ride will start at the Butte Plaza Mall around 1 p.m. that day, and although the event is geared to youth, "any adults that have any type of bicycle are welcome to join," said Leipheimer's brother Rob Leipheimer Jr.

After the ride, the Gerolsteiner rider who placed sixth at this year's Tour de France will be welcomed by local officials at the Civic Center annex, where a multi-media presentation featuring highlights from his career will take place. "We hope that we get a lot of kids participating," Rob told the Montana Standard. "I think the youth of Butte, some less fortunate than others, surrounded by meth or poverty, those are the children that need the motivation and need to see the results from Levi that if you work hard at your dreams, they can come true with hard work, self-sacrifice, and dedication."

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