Name: Emily Hughes Age (optional): 31 Transportation Mode: Carpool & Bike Commute Length (roundtrip): 12 miles Avg. Weekly Smart Commutes: Summer – everyday; winter 2-3 days a week SCE Participant for How Many Years: 3 In a few sentences, please explain what motivates you to participate in the Smart Commute … Continue reading Covering Ground – Stories from Emmet Smart Commute: Emily Hughes
Having spent a good part of my career in photojournalism, I thought the colorful, fast-paced event would provide great subject matter for my lens. I was right.
Name: Marc Collier Transportation Mode: Bicycle Commute Length (roundtrip): 26 miles Avg. Weekly Smart Commutes: 4 SCE Participant How Many Years: 4 In a few sentences, please explain what motivates you to participate in the Smart Commute Emmet program. "Getting in early morning rides is probably one of the … Continue reading Covering Ground – Stories from Smart Commute Emmet: Marc Collier
Sometimes seemingly small things can have a big impact on one’s life. New Top of Michigan Trails Council Executive Director Brent Bolin grew up playing in the creeks around his childhood home in Cleveland, Ohio. As a high schooler there, his appreciation for the water nurtured a keen interest in environmental issues. … Continue reading Ohio Native Brent Bolin Named New Trails Council Executive Director
About nine miles northeast of Petoskey is a great bicycling destination for the whole family. A day trip to Oden State Fish Hatchery, 3377 U.S. 31, can be fun and educational for everyone. Though the hatchery’s official visitors center and replica fish transportation rail car are currently closed due to the pandemic, the grounds, ponds … Continue reading Great (Local) Destinations: Oden State Fish Hatchery a Fun, Educational Place
Snow fell early and often last winter. But, all in all, it was a much more manageable season than last year's winter, which seemed unending when the snow and ice lingered into late April. Our most recent winter saw a more regular freeze/thaw cycle that kept streets clearer and safer more frequently. … Continue reading FRESH EYEZ: Winter/Early Spring 2020 Cycling & Hiking Photos
"With social distancing in mind, we first aimed for the Agnes S. Andreae Nature Preserve east of Indian River in Cheboygan County."
Though it’s obviously not connected to anything Michigan, Indiana University’s celebrated Little 500 bicycle race is nevertheless an interesting story, especially for cycling enthusiasts. The event would’ve seen its 69th installment this weekend, had it not been for the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s race – for the first time in its history - … Continue reading The Little 500 Bicycle Race: ‘The World’s Greatest College Weekend’
I wasn't prepared for the staggering beauty of a Northern Michigan autumn. An Indiana native, I was used to eruptions of brilliant color and long-lasting leaves. But, Indiana isn't thick with Birch trees, and Hoosiers often don't get to see their electric yellow leaves which pop out like reflective road signs amid the other … Continue reading FRESH EYEZ: Fall 2019 Cycling Shots
What an incredible year it was for cycling in Northern Michigan. As you know, I'm a little new to the area. But, it's been a truly moving adventure discovering just how much natural beauty there is here. Most of these photos were taken between June and September 2019, mainly along the Little Traverse Wheelway and … Continue reading FRESH EYEZ: Summer ’19 Cycling Shots