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Six day bicycle tour kicks off by the Will B Rolling Statue in Port Byron

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PORT BYRON, Illinois-- Riders hit the road for the  Will2Ben bicycling tour, a 300 mile bike ride from Port Byron to Sparta Wisconsin.

The goal is to start in front of the Will B. Rolling statue and meet in front of a similar statue called Ben Biking, while taking in the sight seeing along the way.

"It's just the sense of adventure I would say, is probably the biggest driving factor. It's so fun to be able to say, 'heyI biked 300 miles on my bike... it's pretty phenomenal," says  Will2Ben Director, Rob Layton.

The group is expected to make it to Sparta, Wisconsin by Friday afternoon.