Bicycle Enthusiasts Get Married at Start Line of 'Tour de Tonka'

Updated: 08/02/2014 6:26 PM
Created: 08/02/2014 4:01 PM
By: Jennie Olson

Forget the Tour de France – how about the Tour de Tonka?

The ninth annual Tour de Tonka Bike Ride took place Saturday. There were six different routes around the lake for the 3,000 cyclists, including one route that was 100 miles.

But while many people were focused on the ride, one couple was more focused on the romance.

Tammy Nelson and Dan Diepenbrock got married just before ride time. They met one year ago Saturday at the start line of the 100-mile route. They rode the whole 100 miles side-by-side, and they have been that way ever since.

The couple is training for an Iron Man next month in Wisconsin.

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