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Updated: 07/07/2014 08:00:00AM

Cyclists roll into town

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Adam Romagnoli, 32, of Dracut, Mass., prepares to ride his first ever Wheels and Wings bike ride Sunday morning.

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Cyclists participating in the fifth annual Wheels and Wings ride Sunday line up in front of Beef 'O' Brady's.

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Cyclists riding in the fifth annual Wheels and Wings take off early Sunday morning. About 350 participants were expected for the event.

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Eric Portwood, 31, of Port Charlotte, won the 10-mile Wheels and Wings bike race Sunday. He is pictured here preparing to eat his victory feast of wings and beer at Beef 'O' Brady's.

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Debra Sikorski, 59, of St. Petersburg, dances the Electric Slide during the Wheels and Wings Bike Ride after party at Beef 'O' Brady's.

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Riders line up for "Speed Trape Alley" where they try to break 25 miles per hour in a tenth of a mile. Three riders tied for the highest speed at 32 miles per hour: Paul Troyer, Ivan Olarte and Mike Resnick.

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Paul Troyer, 52, of Sarasota, heads down "Speed Trape Alley" Sunday during the Wheels and Wings Bike Ride. Troyer tied for first place with two other individuals at 32 miles per hour.

By PAUL FALLON

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PUNTA GORDA — Adam Romagnoli, 32, of Dracut, Mass., was excited to ride in the fifth annual Wheels and Wings cycling event in Punta Gorda early Sunday morning.

“It’s nice to see all of the different bikes people have around here,” Romagnoli said. “And there aren’t a lot of hills to ride up here, either.

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