Avid bicyclist rides to Maplewood; gives ‘five star rating’

Avid bicyclist Jean Bowman photographed herself at the endpoint of the Pelican segment of the Heart of the Lakes Trail, at the border of Maplewood State Park. She boarded her bike at the start of the trail in Pelican Rapids, at the Faith Lutheran Church “Pancake Pedal” event Sept. 9.

Bowman is long-associated with marketing and tourism, and commented that Pelican “is a great community” and ideal as a gateway to the new trail. She is communications officer for the city of Fergus Falls, and worked with the “Visit Fergus Falls” organization for 19 years. 

“This was my first ride on it, I wanted to give you my 5 star review! … The Heart of the Lakes Trail is going to be a great asset for Pelican Rapids. I’m so glad the city is embracing and the many benefits it brings – economic impact, healthy living, transportation,” said Bowman.