After four or five miles the in-laws took the kids back and out to lunch and Mrs. Bgddy and I kept going.
I found an off-shoot trail and called for a quick recon adventure:
We stopped to check out the aquatic wildlife after turning around to head back:
The Pere-Marquette Rail Trail is one of Michigan’s best cycling assets… Especially the section that goes from Clare, West… Hardly any foot traffic and only sparsely populated by cyclists so you can ride as fast or slow as you like. Doesn’t get any better than that (unless you take the skinny tire bikes).
We were out for something like two hours though I have no idea how many miles we covered on the mountain bikes, to tell you the truth, I don’t quite care… Sunday was the perfect day.