The 2021 Ride was a success!
Thanks to all who participated!
Thanks Especially to all the sponsors, and early registrants for your continuing support!
All the funds donated will be forwarded to the Friends of the Pere Marquette Rail Trail
Hope to see everyone next year for a bigger and better celebration!! (Apr 30, 2022)
We will post pictures again this year as they come in (see below).
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
See Registration page for more info.
Some pictures of all the rides below Putter's history. Send us yours and we will add! (scroll down for all years)
Pictures from the first annual ride 2013
Pictures from 2014 ride
Pictures from the 2015 ride
Pictures from the 2016 Ride
2020 cancelled due to COVID restrictions (some rode privately anyway)