June 23 EcoRide has a lot to like even if you don't ride a bike

'Our goal is to provide an unique, fun and healthy event that appeals to a wide variety of people'

Even people who don’t ride a bicycle will find a lot to like about the Ecology Center’s annual EcoRide to be held on Sunday, June 23.

Ecoride card"Our goal is to provide an unique, fun and healthy event that appeals to a wide variety of people, that gives them an opportunity to experience visible examples of the most exciting ‘green’ projects in the region, and to raise funds to help us continue Ecology Center’s important environmental work in the future,” according to Ecology Center events coordinator Ken Kozora. "EcoRide is a great way for folks to get outdoors, see a great band and support a great cause, whether they want to ride, walk, skate or just hang out."

The Ecology Center has launched a slick new registration interface that will make it easier for supporters to sign up for the ride, encourage their friends to sign up, upload photos, create a riding avatar, and solicit pledges from supporters.

“And don't forget to add a message about why you support the Ecology Center,” Kozora says.

EcoRide is one of the Ecology Center’s best-loved traditions, launched in the organization’s earliest days in 1970s.

This year’s ride will offer a variety of routes, from two miles to 55 miles, to suit walkers and riders of all levels and abilities beginning and ending at Ann Arbor's Riverside Park. 

A new feature this year will be "pop-up" art galleries highlighting local artists whose work represents sustainability themes. Dragon Wagon, a band that bills itself as "bluegrass folk rock with a shot of Irish whiskey," will perform.

Donations are tax-deductible and will benefit the Ecology Center's work for a safe and healthy environment. And those not interested can riding can become involved as a volunteer, donor or sponsor by contacting Kozora at 734-369-9279 or by e-mail at ken@ecocenter.org.




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EcoLink — May 2013 Ecolink
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