Dickinson Trail Network helps fund bike route
IRON MOUNTAIN — An additional foot of paved shoulder was added to a 2-mile County Road 607 repaving project in Breitung Township, providing a two-foot paved shoulder for use by bicyclists and pedestrians.
The Dickinson Trail Network, formerly the Dickinson County Bike Path, secured a Michigan Department of Natural Resources grant of $30,000 and contributed $6,927 to cover the cost.
The DNR grant was secured for the Iron Belle Trail, a state recreational route from Detroit to Ironwood that includes 40 miles through Dickinson County.
Assisting on the County Road 607/Bass Lake Road project were the Dickinson County Road Commission, Michigan Technological University, and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy.
Dickinson Trail Network also acquired a DNR grant of $8,000 and provided a local match to sign the entire Iron Belle Trail through Dickinson County.
County Road 607/Bass Lake Road is part of the Tour de Dickinson family fun ride held in August each year. This year’s event is Aug. 17, starting at 8 a.m. at Lake Antoine Park in Iron Mountain.
For more, go to www.tourdedickinson.com or www.dtntrails.org.