April Club Ride — Frank L. White Gravesite, Woodlawn Cemetery, Leslie, MI

Frank L. White is the chef pictured on the Cream of Wheat cereal boxes.  His story is on Wikepedia.  Besides being of general interest, Mr. White’s grave site lies at the end of an interesting route that includes I-196, I-96, M-50, M-188, the Grand River, as well as numerous country roads.   We started the ride with the usual hearty breakfast at New Beginnings and departed with 8 riders — Phil Nellis,  Roger Vanden Brink, Mike Hankinson, Mark Giem, Jake Berzkalns,   Dave Winn, Jodi Lee, and Ethan Powsner.  The weather was perfect as we motored east on I-196 and I-96 in order to clear GR before we took a meandering route to M-50 East for most of the rest of the way.   The mid-ride rest stop was at the McDonalds in Lake Odessa.  After we reached our destination in Leslie, we had lunch a few short blocks away at the Leslie Depot Diner.

Posted by Ethan Powsner

Breakfast @ New Beginnings. Large crowd today.
Pre-ride staging, Club Treasurer Bill Dirkmaat(L), Phil Nellis


Rest stop at Lake Odessa McDonald’s


Tiny Chapel on shore of Lake Odessa


No better sight than a line of BMWs. At Woodlawn Cemetery in Leslie, MI


Taking photos of Mr. White’s gravestone. It doesn’t cease to amaze that this icon of hot cereal lived in Leslie, MI during the last years of his life.


Frank L. White grave. You can learn more on Wikipedia.



Lunch at the Leslie Depot Diner
Left to right. Ethan Powsner, Jodi Lee, Dave Winn, Roger Vanden Brink, Mike Hankinson, Mark Giem, Jake Berzkalns