$2,200 Raised for Friends of the Clinton River Trail

Motor City Brew Tours and New Belgium Brewing Raise $2,200 for Friends of the Clinton River Trail

Motor City Brew Tours and New Belgium Brewing held their first annual “Cruisin’ for the Trails” fall ride on the Clinton River Trail on September 10. The event raised $2,200 for trail improvements. Over 100 participants rode about 18 miles from Clubhouse BFD in Rochester Hills to the Lafayette Market in downtown Pontiac and back. At the Market they were greeted with a free New Belgium beverage plus homemade Lafayette Market granola bars and sweet potato chips. As part of the event festivities, New Belgium Brewing donated a custom designed ‘Fat Tire Bicycle’ for Friends of the Clinton River Trail (FCRT) to raffle. Steve Johnson, founder of Motor City Brew Tours, was excited to have riders experience the Clinton River Trail and downtown Pontiac. “Motor City Brew Tours would like to thank everyone who came out to support the Clinton River Trail. Our turnout was great considering the rainy morning and dark clouds that hovered over us all day. Despite the weather, riders were treated to a fun day of riding and enjoying some of what the Clinton River Trail has to offer. We appreciated all of the riders, volunteers and sponsors who made this charity bike event a success. We look forward to bringing an even better event experience in 2017. Special thanks go to New Belgium Brewing, Clubhouse BFD, Main Street Bicycles, FCRT and the Lafayette Market for making it a wonderful day to be on a bike in Oakland County”

Charity Event for the Clinton River Trail

Charity Event for the Clinton River Trail

It was pointed out by Fred Phillips, president of FCRT, that the Clinton River Trail does not have an overarching governmental authority responsible for its maintenance and improvements. “That reinforces how critical volunteer efforts and partners like Motor City Brew Tours and New Belgium Brewing can be to the future of the trail. The all-volunteer Friends group applies funds raised to add new amenities, help with trail clean-ups and improve signage” Phillips said.

Motor City Brew Tours

Motor City Brew Tours

About Motor City Brew Tours

They offer guided bus, walking and bicycle tours to breweries in Michigan.

For more information on Motor City Brew Tours visit www.motorcitybrewtours.com

About the Clinton River Trail (CRT)

CRT is a 16 mile long, multi-use, recreational trail extending through the communities of Sylvan Lake, Pontiac, Auburn Hills, Rochester Hills and Rochester. The CRT provides connections to several other trails in the area and is a critical part of two cross-state trails: the Iron Belle Trail running from Belle Isle to Ironwood and the Great Lake to Lake Trail from South Haven to Port Huron.

For information, or to join Friends of the Clinton River Trail, visit www.clintonrivertrail.org



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