Bikes pumping up Michigan’s economy

Kalamazoo River Valley Trail, photo by Bill Dolak This pic reminded me of an article I read a couple weeks ago in the Detroit News on the economic impact of bicycles in Michigan: Bicycling pumps an estimated $668 million per year into Michigan’s economy, according to a recent report from the Michigan Department of Transportation. … Continue reading Bikes pumping up Michigan’s economy

The Ghost Bike

The Ghost Bike Commemorating Curt Dombecky, 4/23/1948-7/14/2012, photo by joeldinda This is a somber reminder as the weather warms and bikers return to the roads that hurrying or texting or lack of attention can result in tragedy. Ghostbikes.org explains: Ghost Bikes are small and somber memorials for bicyclists who are killed or hit on the … Continue reading The Ghost Bike

Tour de Leelanau bike race – Memorial Day Weekend

Here They Come (1), photo by corremadrid. The annual Tour de Leelanau bicycle race takes place next Sunday (May 25) and features international and US pro cycling teams on a USA Pro Tour sanctioned race. The course winds through the hills of Leelanau County in northern Michigan and features a variety of climbs and sprints … Continue reading Tour de Leelanau bike race – Memorial Day Weekend

Learn a traditional skill at the Crosshatch Skill Swap

The not so elusive Sourdough loaves, photo by Dan Bruell Hey folks, let me tell you about a cool thing that I’m involved with, the second annual Crosshatch Skill Swap at Earthwork Farm on Saturday, June 3rd. It’s a full day of hands-on workshops, followed by a dinner and live music. It takes place at Earthwork … Continue reading Learn a traditional skill at the Crosshatch Skill Swap

Don’t Skip the Fresh Coast Film Festival!

Skipping Stones, Lake Superior Presque Isle Park, photo by John McCormick As I shared a couple of weeks ago, the first-ever Fresh Coast Film Festival takes place next week (October 13-16) in Marquette. It’s a documentary film festival celebrating the outdoor lifestyle, water-rich environment and resilient spirit of the Great Lakes and Upper Midwest. In my article about the festival on Absolute … Continue reading Don’t Skip the Fresh Coast Film Festival!

Marquette’s Fresh Coast Film Festival – October 13-16, 2016

Kayaking Lake Superior, photo by Aaron Peterson Travel Marquette shared Aaron’s photo as “A casual day of kayaking the great waters of Lake Superior.” While it’s not kayaking over the Tahquamenon Falls crazy, I confess that “casual” is not the first work that comes to mind!! In one of the cool twists that I’ve come to expect from Michigan in … Continue reading Marquette’s Fresh Coast Film Festival – October 13-16, 2016