Thursday, August 11, 2016

Motor City Brew Tours Cruisin' For The Trail Charity RIde Is September 10

Written by  Aimee West
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Motor City Brew Tours started the bike season off with a bang in May with their annual Cruisin’ for the Trail bike ride where they had record attendance of 600 people and was able to donate $6,600 to the Friends of the Paint Creek Trail.
September 10, Motor City Brew Tours is excited to once again partner with New Belgium Brewing, Clubhouse BFD, Main Street Bicycles, Lafayette Market and the Friends of the Clinton River Trail for another charity bike ride.

Stephen mentioned the satisfaction of partnering with groups like the trail groups, “It's very gratifying to know that you helped, whether it was your time, money or both to the very trails that you enjoy to bike, walk and run on every day. We are lucky to live in a state where we have these amazing outdoor resources and people who volunteer to help maintain them.”

Past events have helped the Friends of Paint Creek to install a new drinking fountain at the Tienken Road trailhead. They have also raised funds to purchase and install bicycle repair stations, trash receptacles and bike racks. Currently, they are gathering money for an educational side path with native plant gardens. Jim VanDoorn, President of the Friends of Paint Creek Trail, said, “We are so pleased to have the support of Steve Johnson and Motor City Brew Tours.”

During the Cruisin’ for the Trails Fall ride on September 10, you will enjoy a bike ride along the Clinton River Trail with a special New Belgium Brewing Themed SAG stop at Lafayette Market in downtown Pontiac. Stephen says this is his favorite part of the bike ride, “Enjoying beer and freshly made granola bars in the outside patio area of the Lafayette Market at the halfway point of the ride. It’s pretty satisfying to see all of the riders outside, enjoying the day!”

After the ride, enjoy ice cold New Belgium Brewing beer on tap on the Clubhouse BFD patio in Rochester Hills. As part of the event, there will be plenty of giveaways and a charity raffle to win a special New Belgium Brewing Fat Tire Bike. The Friends of the Clinton River Trail will be selling raffle tickets. Net proceeds from event tickets and 100% of the raffle proceeds go toward the trail work of the Friends of the Clinton River Trail.

Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 at Clubhouse BFD, located at 2265 Crooks Road, in Rochester Hills. Tickets are available online for $25 prior to the event or for $30 day of the event.

Stephen is excited to have his new book, Detroit Beer – A History of Brewing in the Motor City available for sale online and at this event. He has spent the summer doing book tours and signings. Stephen noted this about the Detroit beer book project, “I was reinvigorated in how diverse the brewing scene was and still is today in Detroit. Downtown Detroit was a melting pot of different ethnic groups in the 1800's all the way up to present day. With this diversity of people came a diversity in food and beer culture.” You can see this diversity today in the different brewery styles from Kuhnhenn Brewing, Motor City Brewing Works, Traffic Jam & Snug and over 40 more in the downtown and metro Detroit area.

Event Tickets: HERE

Aimee West

Aimee West

Is new to the craft beer scene but always willing and wanting to learn more.