Howard’s Friend’s Bike Pere Marquette Trail

Family and friends with help from Friends of The Pere Marquette Rail Trail and local sponsors will be putting on an annual family friendly bicycle ride of up to 60 miles to honor the wishes of Howard Schoenherr, known by many as “Putter”. His wish was to ride 80 miles on his 80th birthday, December 27, 2012. Howard was a very avid bicyclist who enjoyed people and our Rail Trail. As many know, Howard passed away in September of 2012 at age 79 with his wish unfulfilled. Those of us who held him dear are making the Howard’s Friend bicycle ride an annual ride and to include all ages and skill levels, which is just the way he would have wanted it to be. Plan to ride 5, 10, 20, 40 or 60 miles but plan to come—- every year!

Registration and Breakfast at 7:30-8:30am. Rides begin at 8:30am —Lunch at the Clare Depot

Registration Page

The Pere Marquette Rail Trail is 30 miles of paved, flat, scenic trail between Midland and Clare, Michigan. It is recognized as one of twenty-five Rails to Trails Conservancy Hall of Fame trails in the US.

Pere Marquette Rail Trail Map

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