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By Daria Anderson-Faden
The Observer 

Antelope Stampede Becomes A Reality


September 23, 2021

Daria Anderson-Faden

Jon Heidemann, left, director of the first-ever Antelope Stampede, watches riders start on either the 25-, 50- or 100-mile gravel race.

An excited 14-year-old Ella Kearney-Turner from Colorado rode in her first 25-mile bike race, the Antelope Stampede. Her brother finished first in the 25-mile race, and she finished just behind him on Saturday morning in Kimball.

The 25-mile race was the most popular, with a few riders going 50 miles and two individuals riding 100 miles.

Director Jon Heidemann and his wife, Anna-Lisa, had hoped for a few more riders, but they were happy to get the first annual Antelope Stampede in the books.

Local rider Kirk Evertson rode the 25 miles. He said that he had never ridden that far before.

– Daria Anderson-Faden


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