Ferndale Green Cruise is Aug. 13

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Ferndale, MI –  The 2016 Annual Sierra Club Green Cruise will occur this year on Saturday August 13 with 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 reaction and counter event to the annual “Dream Cruise” in Metro Detroit, 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 pm on E. Nine Mile Road at Woodward Avenue there willSummerfest2016 TALL 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 four mile family ride around Ferndale that begins at noon. Get details or register at sierraclub.org/green-cruise.

The street festival with a kid’s activity tent begins at 10 a.m. and will include vendors, organizational booths, face painting, art activities, and street acrobats.

The annual Green Cruise Parade steps off at 1 p.m. and includes walkers, bikes, skateboards, roller skates, wagons, rollerblades, and other colorful human-powered means of transport.  Water Resources Commissioner Nash is a Green Cruise Parade Grand Marshall along with Miss Michigan Earth Mina Cunmulaj.

“We need to know there are alternatives to the gasoline engines, fossil fuels and exhaust fumes that are wreaking havoc to our atmosphere,” said Jim Nash, Oakland County Water Judy_Palmer30yearsResources Commissioner.  “The science of climate change is real and it is affecting our lives.”

Greenspace Café and Kohl’s will be distributing 25 free children’s bicycle helmets during the festival and Detroit Bikes has donated a $700 bicycle that will be raffled off at 1:30 p.m.

All of the Sierra Club Green Cruise events can be found on Facebook under Green Cruise.

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