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Buying groceries by bike means healthier eating, more fun

It was late August and Susan Bacher was looking for a personal challenge. Having completed her first triathlon a month earlier, she already missed the intensity and sense of commitment she’d had during the months of training that preceded the event.

But another athletic feat wasn’t necessarily the answer. Bacher, who is in her 40s and has two young children, wanted to identify a challenge that would address her interests in not only physical fitness but also the environment and sound nutritional practices for her family of four.

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