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September 15, 2005

Bainbridge, Georgia-- Bikefest is bringing big bucks to Bainbridge.

All of the city's 300 hotel rooms are booked. Most of Bainbridge's campgrounds are full, as well. Chamber of Commerce leaders say Bikefest is a perfect opportunity to recruit new residents. "They're coming to South Georgia maybe for the first time and seeing some beautiful area because they get on their bikes and they just ride and ride. So, we hope that we can get out information to them and packets that they might want to relocate in this area," says Warr.

The money from Bikefest also trickles down to Bainbridge's surrounding communities. Many of the bikers are also staying in Donalsonville and Cairo.

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