So how has your summer been so far? Mine has been great, and very busy. Here are some of the cycling highlights.
In May some friends of mine and I participated in the Five Boro Bike Tour in New York City. Approximately 30,000 cyclists participate in this annual ride which takes participants along a 40 mile course through all five boroughs on roads and freeways which are closed to auto traffic for the day.
Earlier this month some friends of mine took a 36-mile bike trip from Marine City, Michigan into Canada and down to Harsens Island, Michigan. Click here for the MapMyRide route.
Gross Ile Bridge
Critical Mass Detroit made a side-trip to the Dorais Velodrome on our July ride. The track had been abandoned for years but it is now being revitalized by area cyclist volunteers.
This is one of my favorite spots in Detroit. I like to stop here after group bike rides and before sunsets. This photo was taken right after I bought my 80’s Peugeot Monaco on Craig’s List. Right after I took this shot a young woman described the bike as “an 80’s power ballad, if a power ballad could be a bike. I think that was a compliment. I love the bike, and it has become my favorite.