Archive for September, 2011
It’s never to early to learn how to ride. Saturday, October 1st, kids of all ages are invited to the NTN South Trailhead on M553 for “Take-a-Kid Mountain Biking Day.”
Games start at 2 p.m., with a kids friendly group ride at 3 p.m. The Noquemanon Trail Network and the International Mike Bike Association sponsored-event will offer games, contests and prizes.
In a speech on health and wellness at the Heart of the Center Health Center, in Grand Rapids, Governor Rick Snyder praised the Marquette communitythis week, for it’s health and wellness intiatives, calling Marquette an example for the state.
One thing he applauded was the Iron Ore Heritage Trail, a multi-use path between seven communities that many bike riders use daily.
Governor Snyder championed Marquette as a community that is increasing “physical activity by improving safety, access and availability for daily recreation and transportation”.
“The City of Marquette is proving that creating a healthier physical environment produces economic benefits”, he told the audience in Grand Rapids. “Marquette is one of the few communities in Michigan to have gained population in the last decade. This is due, in part, to the fact that Marquette has been a leader in providing residents with a high quality of life. Marquette has passed three “Complete Street” policies to improve the walkability and bike-ability of its streets, completed infrastructure improvements giving its children “Safe Routes to School,” developed hands-on projects to help students learn about gardening, planted four community gardens, constructed a non-motorized trail connecting seven communities, assisted in the establishment of two new farmer’s markets, and developed worksite wellness policies supporting fitness and good nutrition. I encourage other Michigan communities to follow Marquette’s lead”.
To read the Governor’s full speech on Health and Wellness, click here.
By Jeni Jewell
When September 1st arrived at our house, my husband commented that it was as if a switch had flipped, turning summer off and summer on. I couldn’t agree more. I’ve starting putting on sweatshirts in the mornings. When the sun sets at night, it gets chilly.
Ahhhh….fall. Picking the harvest from our garden, anticipating the changing leaf colors and cyclocross season!
The UP Cyclocross Series gets underway in a few weeks. To see a complete schedule of events scroll to the bottom or click here.