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Man rides 685 miles of Iron Belle Trail

 

July 30, 2022

Larry Holcombe/Daily Globe

Tomas Quinones, of Portland, Oregon, poses with his bike in Ironwood's Depot Park along the Iron Belle Trail. He rode the entire 685-mile trail from Belle Isle in Detroit to Ironwood in 11 days.

By LARRY HOLCOMBE

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IRONWOOD - Eleven days, 685 miles. All on a bicycle. All on the Iron Belle Trail.

That summed up the bulk of Tomas Quinones' vacation back to his home state of Michigan this month.

He started at Belle Isle in Detroit on July 16 and rolled across the bridge across the Montreal River on Wednesday morning.

If your counting, that's 12 days, but the software engineer from Portland, Oregon, took the second day off as he visited his parents in Grand Blanc after a "fairly easy day" of 85 miles, mostly on rail-to-trail trails and designated bike lanes a...



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