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Sonja Bjordal (left) and Emily Michog high-five as they bike down the Lakewalk in Leif Erikson Park recently. The two are taking a circle tour of Lake Superior by bicycle. They are using the journey to raise money for Restart, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit that helps people recovering from traumatic brain injuries. They’re also trying to get bicyclists to understand the importance of wearing helmets. (Bob King /

Two bicyclists take a long road for recovery

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Emily Michog’s work changed something about her recreation.

“Before I started working as a nurse, I would ride my bike everywhere without a helmet,” the 29-year-old bicycling enthusiast said. “Now, I wouldn’t go anywhere without it.”

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