The 2019 Ride is now History!! It was a Great ride! Thanks to all the volunteers, sponsors and riders for making this year's event a wonderful success. Hope to see you all next year, and bring your friends. Putter would be Proud!
We will post pictures as they come in (see below).
Next year's ride will be held on Apr. 25th 2020
Family and friends with help from Friends of The Pere Marquette Rail Trail and local sponsors will again be putting on a family friendly bicycle ride of up to 62 miles (metric century) 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 starting, this year at Emerson Park, 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 62 miles but plan to come! So please ….SAVE THIS DATE….more to come.
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