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Washtenaw County's Top Five Bike Rides
Patrick Dunn (Managing Editor, Concentrate)
Published on: 7/27/2021
With summer in full swing, there's no better time to take advantage of Washtenaw County's cycling wonderland. Concentrate chatted with McWilliams and Ann Arbor cyclist and bike fitter Jessica Bratus for their thoughts on some of the county's best bike rides.
1987 Tour de France, Stage 25, Jeff Pierce Wins
Jonathan Rodgers
Published on: 7/22/2021
1987 Tour de France, Stage 25, Jeff Pierce

1987 was a dream year for the 7-Eleven Cycling Team (USA) with a win on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées officiel. In a rare solo win in Paris, Jeff Pierce scored a win for the United States the year after Greg LeMond won the overall.

#25 26 July, 1987 Créteil to Paris (Champs-Élysées) 192 km (119 mi) Jeff Pierce (USA)
Scio Township taking next steps on the Zeeb Road Pathway
Lonnie Huhman, Reporter, The Sun Times News
Published on: 6/17/2021
Scio Township taking next steps on the Zeeb Road Pathway

Phase 4 will include the remainder of the path, from the north end of Phase 3 (at Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd.) to Peters Road, a distance of approximately 3,600 feet. Knowles said the completion of these plans in spring 2021, could result in a summer bid process and a late summer 2021 construction start.
Danish Road Safety Council: Helmets
Jonathan Rodgers
Published on: 6/12/2021
This video by the Danish Road Safety Council is quite brilliant, and a fun reminder that we should all be wearing our helmets when we ride. Even if we’re a careful rider…or a Viking.

https://youtu.be/0m-c4GixUpg
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.
Dexter: Mast Road Bridge Work Starting May 3, 2021
Jonathan Rodgers
Published on: 5/2/2021
On Monday, May 3, 2021, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will begin a bridge maintenance project on the Mast Rd Bridge over the Huron River on the border of Webster Township and the City of Dexter.
One lane will be closed on the bridge during this project. Temporary traffic signals will be placed to maintain two-way traffic in the one open lane.
Left turns will be prohibited from Huron River Dr. and Huron St onto Mast Rd/Central St.
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