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by on April 19, 2019
SOURCE: Crains Detroit — It's been a year since Jason Hall left Slow Roll Detroit, the nonprofit he co-founded with Mike MacKool in 2010-11 to host weekly bike rides in and near Detroit. The Monday evening rides had grown to include 5,000 or more bicyclists each week and been replicated by several other U.S. cities by the time Hall left. He'd been featured in a minute-long Apple iPad commercial that highlighted his work with Slow Roll and the city of Detroit in 2014. And as part of the ...
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by on April 14, 2019
LANSING — Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) and the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health, and Sports (the Council) will honor Dale Hughes with the Vern Seefeldt Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Governor’s Fitness Awards. Named after its first recipient Vern Seefeldt, the first chairman of the Council, this award recognizes those rare individuals who, over a lifetime, have made landmark contributions to the health of Michigan residents. Hughes grew up in Highland Park and ...
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by on April 14, 2019
Source: Dragi Gasevski's blog @ Altair.com — 2018 was a busy year for Dragi! Many of us have been following his story for a long time. Every year Dragi sets a seemingly impossible goal for cycling… and then proceeds to crush it every time. In 52 weeks, Dragi rode 912 rides, 15,216 miles over 340 days and set 612 personal records. He did much of his riding on the S-Works optimized bike with Altair technology! It’s not easy, though. Dragi faced several obstacles this year, includi...
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by on April 10, 2019
DETROIT — Jimmy Capela won $115 last month racing at the velodrome. But back at Renaissance High School in Detroit, not all of the 14-year-old freshman’s friends even know he’s a track cyclist. “Some have no clue, but about half know that I do it, and they think that it’s pretty cool. But they haven’t really tried it out for themselves,” Capela said. “Others think it’s weird, because nobody does that anymore.” Even fewer kids his age understand Capela’s dedication: six days a week at the L...
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by on April 1, 2019
The national surge in bicycling since 1995 may have more to do with healthy hips than with hipsters. Biking rates among people between the ages of 60 and 79 are soaring, an analysis of federal data shows. New trips by seniors account for 22 percent of the nation’s growth in adult biking. And because biking among children is actually falling, these seniors’ new trips are equivalent to more than a third of the overall gain in biking. Source: National Household Travel Survey. Vertical sca...
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by on April 1, 2019
ROYAL OAK, MI — Royal Oak may be known as a youthful city, but it's doing its part now to make sure its older residents are comfortable. More than 25 percent of Royal Oak residents will be age 60 or older by 2030. As the population ages, the city wants to ensure that policies and community amenities, such as housing, transportation, and healthcare are senior friendly. "As we address these issues, we want to make sure our community continues to be a place where people of all ages want to li...
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by on March 10, 2019
TROY — The first part of the Troy's Trailway network opened this past summer. The initial section is a 1.3-mile asphalt path that routes behind the Zion Church and Walsh College on Livernois. In May 2017, the council unanimously approved a three-year budget that included stipends of $750,000 each year for the Troy Trails and Pathways plan. The Troy City Council approved easements with Zion Church, Walsh College and the Oakland County Water Resources Commission in a 5-0 vote Jan. 9, 2017, for ...
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by on March 10, 2019
Representatives from two sport cycling organizations met with Pope Francis in the Clementine Hall of the Vatican Apostolic Palace in Rome this past Sunday.  Welcoming them, the Pope said cycling is “one of the sports that places emphasis on patience in effort, on long and difficult climbs; courage, in trying to breakaway or making a sprint; integrity, in respecting the rules; altruism and team spirit.” The Pontifex, not known for his knowledge of professional cycling, diplomatically added:...
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