Bicycle Friendly Communities

Each year, The League of American Bicyclists and their Bicycle Friendly American Program assesses communities, businesses and universities across the United States to recognize those who make bicycling a transportation and recreation option.   Michigan ranks #12 in the nation on the Bicycle Friendly State ranking, along with eight bicycle friendly communities, 14 bicycle friendly …

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Beyond the Telescope—The Storyteller’s Guide to the Night Sky

Did you know Michigan's Emmet County is home to one of the prestigious International Dark Sky Park's? Northern Michigan is well known for the crisp, twinkling night skies that capture the hearts of locals and visitors alike. Northerner's take pride in protecting the natural beauty of the night sky and other natural resources, and this …

Detroit Bike City

Calling all cycling enthusiasts! The first North American Bicycle Week is coming to the COBO Center March 27-28, 2014. Detroit's growing enthusiasm for non-motorized transportation will help foster the trails and connecting bike lanes, making it an easy and smart commute. For example, the Dequindre Cut Greenway, links walkways between the Riverfront, the Eastern Market …

The Legend of the Sleeping Bear Dunes- 2014 Michigander Spotlight

The Legend of Sleeping Bear Dunes has captivated children and adults alike for hundreds of years. According to the National Park Service, legend has it that “Long ago, along the Wisconsin shoreline, a mother bear and her two cubs were driven into Lake Michigan by a raging forest fire. The bears swam for many hours, …

The countdown is on for the 23rd Michigander Bike Tour – Time to Get Moving!!

The True North Michigander Bike Tour is gearing up to ride some of Northern Michigan’s best railtrails, roads and bike paths and railways. From July 12-18 riders will experience everything that Pure Michigan has to offer, from world-class sunsets to sandy beaches and picturesque lighthouses. Riders of every age and skill are welcome to bring …