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Thanks to everyone who participated in our inaugural Bike Ride and Tree Tour, and helped make it the great success it was. Everyone had a good time and learned about some of the amazing trees in Ann Arbor. The weather was wonderful, and we had double the number of people expected.

AATC especially wants to thank Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje for leading the tour and his comments to the group about trees as we toured. And, many thanks to arborist Cam Knight, who provided expert commentary about specific trees to all.

Since the tour, many people have contacted AATC with interest in going on the Bike Ride and Tree Tour next year. AATC will be sure to get the word out early to give everyone plenty of time for planning. Please go to the Join Us link on the left to sign up for our email list, and AATC will be sure to contact you about the event in advance.

We may hold next year’s event earlier in the year, but we will avoid conflicting with a home UM football game.

Thanks to everyone who came out. See you next year!!!

 

            

 

Ann Arbor Tree Conservancy

Annual Bike Ride and Tree Tour

 

All are welcome for a leisurely two-hour bicycle ride to visit some of Ann Arbor's largest and most interesting landmark trees, and to promote biking in Ann Arbor neighborhoods.  Cam Knight, a local tree care contractor, bicycle enthusiast, and former city forestry staffer for over 20 years is passionate about Ann Arbor trees. He has selected the trees and ride route, and will talk at each site about the history and details of each tree. (Do you know where the Lady Bird Johnson tree is?) 

Mayor John Hieftje will be among the riders, and it was a recent interview in the A2 Journal that prompted AATC to organize the ride in an effort to help the mayor find a new "favorite" tree. (In that interview, Mayor Hieftje said that his favorite Ann Arbor tree had been a huge elm at his childhood home, but that it died several years ago).  

DATE: Saturday, October 10, 2009

TIME:   2:00 PM

WHERE: Meet at Allmendinger Park no later than 2:00 PM at the parking circle off Pauline between Hutchins and Edgewood. Route maps will be provided. No reservation necessary.

MORE INFO: Call Mike at 761-8642 for more information. Updates about the ride will be posted here. Riders should bring their water bottles.

RAIN DATE: Sunday, October 11, 2:00 p.m    

ROUTE / MAP:   

(1)   Allmendinger Park

(2)   Wurster Park

(3)   Eberwhite Woods

(4)   Bethlehem United Church

(5)   Kerry Town District

(6)   Burns Park

(7)   Sycamore Place

(8)   Washtenaw Dairy     

                                                     

                                       

                                                                      

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Last updated: 10/13/2009