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Fran Welin of Morgan Hill starts out at Gavilan College in Gilroy on a 33-mile ride during the Tierra Bella Bicycle Tour April 23 while joined by friends from Oregon. Photo: Tarmo Hannula
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The 43rd annual Tierra Bella Bicycle Tour, a volunteer-run fundraiser for the Almaden Cycle Touring Club, returned April 23 after a two-year hiatus. More than 1,000 cyclists participated in the tour, which featured six routes of varying length and difficulty on the scenic roads of Morgan Hill, San Martin and Gilroy.

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Tarmo Hannula has been the lead photographer with The Pajaronian newspaper in Watsonville since 1997. More recently Good Times & Press Banner. He also reports on a wide range of topics, including police, fire, environment, schools, the arts and events. A fifth generation Californian, Tarmo was born in the Mother Lode of the Sierra (Columbia) and has lived in Santa Cruz County since the late 1970s. He earned a BA from UC Santa Cruz and has traveled to 33 countries.


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