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Bike racing for a reason

MADISON (WKOW) -- Bike racers took over part of an eastside neighborhood in Madison on Sunday while pedaling for a good cause.

The cyclists converged on Williamson Street for the "Wheels on Willy" bicycle races.

It's the 23rd year of the event.

Proceeds benefit Luke House -- a program to help feed those in need.

Organizers say it's a positive event that's also pretty competitive.

Race director Dave Supple describes it as "very high speed, very close-type racing where you're very close to one another... European Tour de France-style racing. And it's very energetic and exciting."

Wheels on Willy also gave away free helmets to kids.

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