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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.

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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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