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      Auction offers bike buying opportunity

      Now that spring has arrived, you might be looking to get a new bike. For a couple hundred bucks, you can get started on a good quality bike. It all depends on the kind of bike you're looking for. "Mountain bikes for our awesome dirt trails that we have around here...we have pavement bikes, fitness bikes, road bikes," said Matt Calcaterra, Lakeshore Bike. "There are quite a few type bicycles available now." Mountain bikes start at $400 on up. Quality suspension and big tires make it great for the trails. If you're looking to get on some trails and the road, look at a Hybrid.

      "The tires are not going to be as wide or as thick as a mountain bike. They will be a little bit narrower and less tread on them. So it makes it a versatile bike," Calcaterra explained. Perhaps you are looking for something more relaxed and comfortable for an afternoon ride. Check out a Cruiser with higher handle bars and wide seats.

      If you are looking to save some money on a new or used bike, you might want to go to the annual bike auction the Marquette City Police hosts. They have collected more than 120 bikes left around town. The bikes are unclaimed, and every year they auction them off. You can find good brands like Trek or Giant. "You know, very, very expensive bikes, where the bid is a closed bid. So they can, realistically, they can realistically they can get a decent bike for a very, very small amount of money," said David Schneiderhan, Marquette City Police. The auction happens May 29 at the Municipal Service Center on Baraga Avenue in Marquette from 12 to 6 p.m.