2015 Jim Schmid bicycles Rail-Trail Hall of Fame 30-mile Pere Marquette Rail-Trail – MI

rail-trail hall of fame logoThe thirteenth member of the Rail-Trail Hall of Fame – Pere Marquette Rail-Trail.

Link to trail sign photos taken by Jim Schmid while biking the Pere Marquette Rail-Trail in 2015.

It was a 750 mile drive from Black Mountain, NC to Midland, MI where the asphalt Pere Marquette Rail-Trail runs 30 miles to Clare, MI. After a two day drive I was ready to ride. Rode about two miles when the sky opened up. Rained hard for the next two days. I got to know Midland pretty good while sightseeing in the rain. On the third day it cleared up and off I went on my bike. Biked 60 miles to get it all done in one day. More rain was predicted. This was a great trail for a recumbent.