By Nicole Chisari

Winthrop University

ROCK HILL — Brandon Dill is trying to get comfortable with biking next to trucks on the open road.

“I’ve been riding on the road when I can,” said the Winthrop University senior, a 2015 Pickens High School graduate. “It’s still hard to get used to a semi-truck passing within five feet of me, but I’m a lot calmer now. … I’m about 70 percent prepared. The rest, I’m winging it.”

He’ll need that calm this June, when he’ll bike approximately 3,500

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