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A day at the big wheel races brings a crowd


Caleb Vierkant / Wrangell Sentinel

Bo Ritchie crossing the finish line, taking first place in the three-year-old boys' race.

Pulling in a crowd of close to 200 people, according to a guess by volunteer Tawney Crowley, the big wheel races on July 3 were quite a hit. The races were held at the covered basketball court by Evergreen Elementary School, and were open to anyone from age three up. Participants would race big wheels, a tricycle with a large front wheel, around a track on the basketball court. Crowley added that the whole event was pretty competitive.

"It's one of those events that you tell yourself you're just going to watch a bunch of kids race in a circle on some big wheels, and then you get there and i...

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