While RAGBRAI crosses the Hawkeye state each year, another bike tour that entered Pella Friday has a much further ride. The Sea to Sea Bike Tour is a nine week, 3,900-mile cycling trek across North America designed to raise awareness and funds in support of those living in poverty around the world. Local participants include Lynn Verros and Tatiana Mether, who rode from Colorado to Nebraska last week, and Rick Gritters who is currently riding from Nebraska to Iowa City. Approximately 85 cyclists in all will make the cross country trek sponsored by the Christian Reformed Church and the Reformed Church in America. Riders spent Friday night in the Central College dorms, before heading East Saturday morning.