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Bike riders take inaugural tour across UP


Ian Minielly/Daily Globe

A GROUP of cyclists participates in the inaugural Upper Peninsula Iron Belle Trail Ride Thursday along U.S. 2, near Marenisco. They began in Ironwood just before 8 a.m. and plan to be in St. Ignace on Saturday. Organizer Bob Jacquart is third from the left.

IRONWOOD - Eleven cyclists took off from Ironwood Thursday morning on what they called the inaugural Upper Peninsula Iron Belle Trail Ride, with a goal of arriving in St. Ignace on Saturday.

The riders will cross the Upper Peninsula on the non-motorized Iron Belle Trail, which is designated to cross the entire state, uninterrupted from Ironwood to Belle Isle in Detroit.

Locally, Bob Jacquart helped muster the ride, gaining support from the city of Ironwood, Department of Natural Resources, Department of Transportation, Michigan State Police, as well as the Michigan Fitness Foundation, Michi...

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