Here is a photo of me in front of the Country Dairy north of New Era. Notice that I am wearing last year's Colorburst T-shirt, one of my few long-sleeve cycling tee's. Colorburst was my first organized ride after moving from Nebraska to Michigan last year. It is also one of my favorites, so far. Hope to see everyone at Lowell again this year. Look for the guy wearing the bright red & white NEBRASKA cycling jersey. This weekend Gayle and I are traveling to Mackinac Island, so look for photos from the island soon.
Four of us from our company cycling group endured the cool, wet weather on Saturday morning to ride north from Montague on the Hart-Montague Trail. The photo above shows Pam and Jan stopping on the trail ahead of me between Montague and Rothbury. Three of us met Jamie in Rothbury and cycled farther north to the Country Dairy near New Era. We had a wonderful breakfast then headed back south again. Three of us put in about 23 miles of a very nice underused trail.
There were actually 6 of us in attendance Tuesday evening at the Friends of the North Bank Trail meeting in Nunica. Lucas brought everyone up to date on the status of construction. Apparently there are still a few people and organizations that they are still negotiating with for the right-of-way. Lucas told us that construction to 130th Street will likely begin in late April next year.
This is the current east end of the North Bank Trail in Spring Lake, MI. Apparently, there are grants and easements for the trail to extend a few miles farther east, but nothing is getting done. Perhaps the Friends of the North Bank Trail meeting on Tuesday at 5:30 can shed some light on this.
It is time to sign up for Colorburst 2010! This year's ride is on Saturday, October 9. Check in is from 8 am to 9:30 am in Fallasburg County Park, 2.5 miles north of Lowell, MI. There are 17, 30, 62 and 100 mile route options to choose from. I did 30 last year, but will may do 17 this year if people from work show up and ride. The breakfast is great and they usually have a good lunch afterwards also. Follow this link for more information.