The Detroit Greenways Coalition will hold a group bike ride Sunday to create awareness and raise money to build a 26-mile rail-to-trail greenway loop in the city.
The Joe Louis Greenway is a proposed pedestrian loop through Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park.
Previously known as the Inner Circle, it’s currently a network of abandoned rail lines and local streets. But the Joe Louis Greenway would also incorporate the Dequindre Cut, Detroit RiverWalk, and other existing greenways.
The Detroit Greenways Coalition has been working with the city of Detroit to acquire an 8-mile section of abandoned rail line as one of the final pieces. It’s hoped that design work can begin next year, with construction starting in 2020.
Sunday’s inaugural fundraiser ride will go for 28 miles with a stop at the Oloman Cafe in Hamtramck and SAG support from Wheelhouse Detroit.
Registration is $30. You can find more information at the Detroit Greenways Coalition website.
Hours: 8:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
The ride will begin at 2826 Bagley Street in Detroit.