The antithesis of the gas-guzzling Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise celebrating Detroit’s role in the development of the American automobile, the 2016 Sierra Club Green Cruise, will be held in Ferndale Saturday, Aug. 13.
It features bike rides, a street fair, and the grand parade of walkers, skaters, bicyclists, and others using non-motorized transportation. Begun in 2006 as a “green” response and counter event to the Dream Cruise, the event has become a regular summer happening and popular event for families and environmentalists. Held in downtown Ferndale, the Green Cruise always falls on the Saturday preceding the Dream Cruise.
In addition to the parade that begins at 1 p.m. on E. Nine Mile Road at Woodward Avenue, there will be three organized bicycle rides this year, including a 42-mile ride to Belle Isle that starts at 8 a.m., a 22-mile ride through Royal Oak and Berkeley to Birmingham that starts at 9 a.m. and a 4-mile family ride around Ferndale that begins at noon. Get details or register here.
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