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Announcements: several two-wheeled focused events coming-up

May 14, 2012 Leave a comment

…it is greatly appreciated. And, needed.

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Announcements

Wednesday Night: Ride of Silence–a slow cycling procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while riding on public roadways. Starts and ends near the Filling Station at the old train depot in Traverse City. This is a national event and if you’re not in Traverse City likely a ride near you (Ride of Silence).

Saturday 1pm: Route 35 Dedication Ceremony–Traverse City is hosting the ribbon cutting for the establishment of Route 35, one of the newest additions to the U.S. Bicycle Route System (Wiki).  U.S. Bicycle Route 35 is a 500-mile route that runs from Sault Ste. Marie, Canada, through Michigan to Indiana generally following the Lake Michigan shoreline. A map of the U.S. system (PDF) and a map of Michigan’s routes (jpg).

Saturday 4PM: Tweed Ride–A fun, leisurely ride in your finest tweed; pretty simple. Gather at the Open Space for a departure shortly there after. No fee, no need to register, no special gear required. A post-ride social will be at the Outre Lounge at the InsideOut Gallery around 6:30pm

Wednesday May 23rd: Lucinda Means Bicycle Advocacy Day–Click through for more details and history of the this event via the League of Michigan Bicyclists. This is an annual event at the state capital. The Lucinda Means Bicycle Advocacy Day is an opportunity for those who “enjoy riding on Michigan roads, trails or dirt single track” an opportunity to advocate with other like-minded  citizens in a day of advocacy. The day kicks off with a police escorted ride, speakers, visiting Michigan legislators, lunch, and afternoon activities. Registration is required.

June 4-8, 2012: Smart Commute Week–The annual weeklong event encourages us to consider ways to lessen the number of miles spent alone in our cars. What part of your commute could you move towards more active transportation? Is pedaling that 4 miles to work an option? Walking that 1 mile? Can public transit assist your commute? Is there someone to car-pool with?  Registration for TART Trails’ 18th Annual Smart Commute Challenge is now open. TART has several events planned throughout the week, so visit TART Trails website for more information.

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Any events I’m missing?

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