2007-05-19 / Top News

Island Bicycles Awaiting Auction

Approximately 200 bicycles will be auctioned by the Mackinac Island Police Department Saturday, May 26, beginning at 10 a.m. on the steps of Community Hall on Market Street. No minimum bid is required on the bicycles, which were either abandoned or impounded and never retrieved by owners. Interns with the police department, Adam Laninga (left) from Grand Valley State University and Jeremy Hingston of Lake Superior State University, spent several days sorting the bicycles and preparing paperwork for the auction. Last year, the department auctioned 109 bicycles and raised $1,062; an additional $381 was earned through bicycle license fees, said Mary Marquis, a senior public service safety officer at the department. A bicycle license costs $3.50.

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