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Lawmakers from around the country to bicycle around Minneapolis Friday

It’s one of extra activities for those attending the National Conference of State Legislatures’ annual summit.

A 10-mile bipartisan bicycle ride is planned for early Friday morning in Minneapolis. Hitting the paths will be about 150 people attending the National Conference of State Legislatures’ summit.

State lawmakers from around the country, along with legislative staff and others attending the summit, will meet at 6 a.m. Friday, at the Minneapolis Convention Center Park Plaza, across Grant Street from the convention center.

They’ll ride through downtown Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota campus, and along the Mississippi River. Among the hosts of the ride: Minnesota state Senate President Sandy Pappas and Minnesota state Sens. Scott Dibble, Julie Rosen and David Senjem.

The bike ride has become an annual tradition at the group’s summit meetings.

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The group has other important business at the conference in Minneapolis this week, including sessions on energy, sex trafficking, education and the economy.