Construction on Ann Arbor’s Gallup Park Loop Trail to begin in April
ANN ARBOR – A section of the Gallup Park Loop Trail is in need of repair and will be under construction starting the first week of April. Work on the segment, between the canoe livery and the boat launch, is set to be completed in early June if weather permits. City staff will put up signs and barricades to direct trail users away from the work zone. Trail users riding, walking, cycling or commuting along the path are asked to follow the posted detour. “While the temporary closure is an inconvenience to users, the replacement of the pathway is intended to provide longer-term durability,” the city said in a news release.
City of Ann Arbor seeks community input on Lower Town mobility study
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The City of Ann Arbor wants to know how you would improve getting around Lower Town. Community members are being asked to share their thoughts and pre-pandemic experiences as drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and transit users in the Lower Town area, located just north of Broadway Bridge. Currently in the idea generation phase of a mobility study, the city is asking residents to fill out and share a survey to help see how growth has impacted community members who drive, ride, cycle and walk through the area. Questions can be sent by email to Lower Town Study project manager Luke Liu at YLiu@a2gov.org. Learn more about the Lower Town Area Mobility Study here.
City of Ann Arbor asks cyclists for opinions on bike routes
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Ann Arbors many cyclists can now share their opinions about comfortable bike routes around Tree Town through a new survey. On an interactive map of existing and proposed bike routes, cyclists can give feedback to refine a network of routes that will help the city update its Comprehensive Transportation Plan. Routes range from prioritized smaller streets for bicycle travel to separated bike paths on main streets. Those taking the survey will be asked to consider different types of bike infrastructure, like bike boulevards and side paths. The citys Comprehensive Transportation Plan is a guiding document for transportation policies, programs, and investments in the transportation network.
Ann Arbor Velo Club launches new Not Everesting cycle challenge
ANN ARBOR, Mich. The Ann Arbor Velo Club has launched a new Not Everesting cycling challenge for its members. Until June 15, AAVC members can submit an activity report of themselves Everesting -- a challenge in which cyclists ride up a hill for 60 minutes without stopping. The goal of the AAVCs challenge is to gain as much elevation as possible in a single ride. Participants who enter an activity report through Strava are entered into a raffle for 12 Walz caps. Non-members in the Ann Arbor community are encouraged to participate in the challenge but must be AAVC members to be eligible for the prizesOver the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ann Arbor Velo Club has created different challenges for its members to participate in; however, non-members can still participate in the challenges and showoff their results.
Ann Arbor Velo Club uses bike bingo to motivate members, support small business sponsors
The Ann Arbor Velo Club has created AAVC Bingo to keep its members motivated and moving during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bingo game is simple: Download an AAVC Bingo card and do five consecutive activities. Activities range from making bike ride Strava art to ordering food from an Ann Arbor Velo Club sponsor. AAVC Bingo is the Ann Arbor Velo Clubs second challenge during the pandemic. Corle said that the cycling club is likely to have more events in the future, including different ride challenges.
Fitness Friday: Vibe Ride Detroit
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