Presented by Todd Scott, Detroit Greenway Coordinator for the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance (MTGA)
Bicyclists have had a profound effect on the city of Detroit, our nation's transportation system and on several other aspects of society. Bicyclists led the fight for good roads; they played a key role in redefining women's role in society. And it was Detroit bicycle racers, mechanics and technology that spurred the creation of the auto industry. Todd will share stories from the first Detroit bicycle ride in 1863 through the Golden Age of bicycling and to the transportation mode that quickly replaced the two-wheeled wonder. MTGA is a non-profit organization dedicated to foster and facilitate the creation of an interconnected statewide system of trails and greenways for recreation, health, transportation, economic development and environmental/ cultural preservation purposes.
7:00-7:30pm SEMG announcements
7:30-8:30pm Program: Detroit Bicycling
RSVP NOT NEEDED.