What: Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting
Date/Time: Saturday, May 19 at 1 p.m.
Location: TART Trail in Traverse City - 642 Railroad Place, Traverse City, MI
The U.S. Bicycle Route System is a national network of regionally and nationally significant bicycling routes spanning multiple states. The purpose of the U.S. Bicycle Route (USBR) numbering and marking system is to facilitate travel between states on routes identified as being more suitable than others for cycling. U.S. Bicycle Route 35 is a 500-mile route that runs from Sault Ste. Marie, Canada, through Michigan to Indiana generally following the Lake Michigan shoreline. The route passes through dozens of small lake front towns, sandy fresh water beaches, past scenic and historic destinations, services and cultural attractions - including Traverse City, the Nation's Cherry Capital! Other notable attractions include the Mackinac Bridge, Mackinac Island (where cars are prohibited), Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Holland the tulip city, and endless summer festivals where communities large and small celebrate farm fresh produce, their heritage and culture. Join us for the Grand Opening of USBR 35!
Shuttle service will be provided at 12:40 pm from the Grand Traverse Resort Lobby. If you are interested in attending, please contact Josh DeBruyn either by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by cell phone: 517-719-2197
The Ribbon Cutting will be followed by bicycle rides on the newly designated USBR 35. Route options will be provided (varying from a leisure ride along paved trail to a 35-mile ride along paved trails and scenic county roads)
Bicycles will be available to ride following the ribbon-cutting until 5PM and bicycles must be returned to the bike shop (www.mclaincycle.com) located one block from the ribbon-cutting. Rentals are $20 and include helmet and lock.
If interested in a rental please contact Arianne Whittaker at email@example.com, 231-941-4300 no later than Monday, May 7th.
- Be prepared to provide Arianne with the following information: Your height, gender, anticipated ride plan, credit card for payment.