Category Archives: brewpubs

The marriage of bicycling and beer


The two consumable products that tend to be favorites among cyclists are ice cream and beer. While I have yet to see a beer brand directly tied and marketed to ice cream, the close relationship between beer and bicycling has … Continue reading

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Rejuvenated faith in humanity


One reason there have been fewer blog postings lately is that Kathy and I were married over the holiday weekend. Following the lovely ceremony and reception we traveled northwestward to the stunning Lake Michigan coastline near Frankfort, Michigan for a … Continue reading

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The city with the most new bike commuters…


…is Detroit! Yes, that much maligned grand automotive manufacturing and research center of Michigan is where bicycle commuting grew by a whopping 464.4% between 1990 and 2012. So, Motown, the Motor City, Automation Alley, and the home of General Motors, … Continue reading

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USA’s most exciting mid-sized cities


Below is a list created by the Movoto Real Estate Blog of its top ten most exciting mid- sized cities (120,000 to 210,000 people) in the United States: Providence, RI Charleston, SC Fort Collins, CO Eugene, OR Syracuse, NY New … Continue reading

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Images of the Michigan Bike Expo


Neither blowing snow, nor single digits temperatures, nor icy roads could keep the truly determined from attending today’s Michigan Bike Expo at the Michigan State University’s Ag Pavilion. For the first time, the Michigan Mountain Biking Association, the League of Michigan … Continue reading

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Reenergizing first-tier suburbs


While there is generally more press about the decline of many of our post-industrial cities, there are a number of first-tier suburbs that struggle economically as well. In fact, as many older inner cities have seen a millennial generation revival, … Continue reading

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Ten planning lessons from Boulder


I had the great pleasure of visiting Boulder, Colorado for the first time over an extended four-day weekend. As an urban planner, I was able to take away many useful lessons for many communities across the nation, including here in … Continue reading

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Sports/games that should have been invented


If haggis hurling/tossing can be a sport, so can these. Look for them on a cable channel near you! Stay tuned for more. Slam dunk wiffle ball Reverse role deer hunting Medicine ball shot put Curling hurling Sky-high jumping (with … Continue reading

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A bicyclist’s dream come true – a trailside brewpub


This past Saturday, Alison and I made a trip to the northern burbs of Grand Rapids to wander the quaint shops of Rockford, Michigan and try out the Rockford Brewing Company. Given its location aside the White Pine State Trail … Continue reading

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