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A Beginner's Guide to Getting Around Ann Arbor Without a Car
Suzette Wanninkhof, secondwavemedia.com Concentrate - AA
Published on: 10/7/2021
A Beginner's Guide to Getting Around Ann Arbor Without a Car

If you’re looking for greener ways to get around Ann Arbor or thinking about ditching your vehicle entirely, you’ll be in good company. 36% of all trips in Ann Arbor are made on foot, by bike, or on transit, well above the national average.
Google Maps Is Getting a Major Upgrade For Cyclists
Jonathan Rodgers
Published on: 10/6/2021
Google Maps Is Getting a Major Upgrade For Cyclists
By Tom Pritchard

Google Maps is getting a cyclist-friendly 'lite navigation' view

Cycling has been part of Google Maps’ repertoire for years now, but there’s never been a proper navigation mode for people who prefer getting shroud on two wheels. That’s about to change with a new feature called ‘lite navigation’.

So, rather than entering turn-by-turn navigation the way you would in a car, cyclists will be able to see important details about their route at a glance.
Michigan’s oldest cider mill sticking with tradition and heritage as it begins 135th season
Britney Snyder (bsnyder@mlive.com)
Published on: 10/1/2021
Michigan’s oldest cider mill sticking with tradition and heritage as it begins 135th season
Updated: 2:53 p.m. | Published: 2:51 p.m.
By Britney Snyder | bsnyder@mlive.com

DEXTER, MI — Along with the apple cider and doughnuts people look forward to and expect to find this time of year, those who visit the Dexter Cider Mill get a little bit more.

It’s a history lesson on tradition and heritage that began in 1886 on the banks of the Huron River and includes an antique oak rack press that turns locally grown, hand-picked apples into different blends of cider to create crisp and unique tastes.
Border to Border Trail - Chelsea Connection Funding Goal Reached
Jonathan Rodgers
Published on: 9/16/2021
Border to Border Trail - Chelsea Connection
The funding goal to construct a new segment of the Border to Border Trail that connects trail users directly into downtown Chelsea has been successfully reached.
Construction of Border-to-Border Trail Tunnel Path in Ann Arbor Could Start in 2023
MLive
Published on: 9/3/2021
ANN ARBOR, MI — A big missing link in the Border-to-Border Trail network in Ann Arbor could be addressed in the next couple years with a new tunnel pathway.
Common Cycle Bikes for Refugees
Lynn Babcock
Published on: 8/9/2021
The three boys (their brother is not in the picture) live in Ann Arbor. They are refugees from Afghanistan and arrived in 2019. Common Cycle gave them the three bikes, locks and two helmets and our club provided one helmet. We became aware of their wish to ride bicycles from Washtenaw Refugee Welcome. Our club has donated bikes and biking equipment to refugees in the last few years. We have worked with Common Cycle to make the donations possible.
Former Worldtour Racer Trains For Unbound Gravel With His Dog
BEN DELANEY, velonews.com
Published on: 6/1/2021
Alexey Vermeulen has ridden up to 20 hours a week with his girlfriend's dog Willie in a backpack.
Alexey Vermeulen is no newbie at preparing for bike races. Having raced internationally since 2011 as a junior, Vermeulen has pinned on numbers at everything from Liège-Bastogne-Liège to the road world championships. This year, the former LottoNL-Jumbo racer is tackling Unbound Gravel for the first time. His secret weapon for Unbound training? Sir Willie the Weiner.
Green Road Closure and Reconstruction– Waterloo Township
Jonathan Rodgers
Published on: 5/23/2021
The Jackson County Department of Transportation will close Green Road from approximately 3,000 feet east of Hideway Lane to Loveland Road on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, for approximately one year.
Aggregate Industries currently operates an aggregate mining operation on both sides of this section of Green Road. The County entered into an agreement with Aggregate Industries that allows for mining gravel under the existing road. Aggregate Industries will reconstruct the road and reopen it within one year of the road closure, at no cost to the County. Additionally, Aggregate Industries will compensate the County for all gravel removed from the Green Road right-of-way.

Green Road from Clear Lake Road to the point of closure will remain open to traffic. The closed section of the road will not be accessible to the public until early 2022. No detour will be posted and motorists should seek an alternative route.
League of American Bicyclists Benchmarking Report
League of American Bicyclists
Published on: 9/21/2020
In 2019, the League published the "Benchmarking Report", a compendium of data on biking and walking. Last week, we launch data.bikeleague.org in order to make that data more accessible. This new portal allows you to find statistics and make comparisons on a variety of biking and walking data from multiple federal, state, and local sources.
Stark Rd bike path to connect Livonia to Hines Dr
David Carey
Published on: 8/7/2020
Next year, it'll be a little easier to be a cyclist in Livonia.

In partnership with St. Mary Mercy Hospital and Healthy Livonia, the city plans to build a biking path or lane along Stark Road. The planned pathway would stretch between the Stark Road recreation area, which includes Ford Field, and would lead into Hines Parkway.

Once on the Hines trail, cyclists can head into Northville, Westland, Plymouth or Dearborn Heights.

“I think Hines is a pretty popular area and something we want to link up to in our regional trail network," said Ted Davis, the city's parks and recreation superintendent.

Unlike some of the city's popular park trails, like those at Rotary Park or Clements Circle, the Stark Road pathway would connect cyclists to a larger trail network. The project is park of the city's Bike and Walk Plan, which is meant to foster more non-motor travel throughout the city.
AABTS Refugee Bike Give-away
David Carey
Published on: 6/8/2020
AABTS member, Lynn Babcock, spearheads charitable program to provide bikes to Afghan refugees