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Sherry Thompson and grandson Joe Heinlein biked 226 miles through Iowa as part of the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa.

8-year-old bikes through Iowa with grandma

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Maybe it's his involvement with BMX racing. Or maybe it's because he has the energy of an 8-year-old. Whatever it was, Joe Heinlein rode his bike 226 miles across part of Iowa, and isn't against doing it again.


Heinlein, of Audubon, and his grandmother, Sherry Thompson of Detroit Lakes, participated in the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa last month. They joined about 21,000 other bicyclists for the potentially 450-mile trek across the state.

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