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Friends of the Paint Creek Trail




9th Annual Paint Creek Trail Labor Day Bridge Walk & Run

Monday, September 1, 2014

Thank you to the 220 people who registered for our event!  We raised $750 for our new Educational Pathway Project.  See you next year!

Road Construction Update

Orion Road between Snell and Collins is NOW OPEN.  The Road Commission replaced the bridge next to Flagstar Bank.  


2014 Paint Creek Crawl Logo

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Crawl!  Over 170 participants helped us raise $5,000 for trail improvements!  Photos will be posted soon!

Winners of the
2014 Calendar Photo Contest!

Thank you to everyone who entered our photo contest!  We had 150 photos, and chose 15 winners.  The winners are:

Bonnie Abiko
Janet Boltz
Lauri Bussell
Eva Carrio
Louis Carrio
Regina Denhard
Tom Geist
Tom Hughes
George Ingram
Lindsay Jarosz
Cindy Junker
Tracy Petipren
Todd Sand
Dawn Thompson
Joyce Winkler

The winners will be honored at our 30th Anniversary Celebration on October 12, 2013 at the Paint Creek Cider Mill.  Congratulations!

Would you like to purchase a calendar online?  Calendars are $12.00 each, plus $2.00 shipping. 

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Friends of the Paint Creek Trail Receives $1,000 donation from Back to the Beach Races!
On June 3, 2013, Joe Burns presented a check to Friends President and Secretary, Jim and Doris VanDoorn



The third annual Back to the Beach races event was held at Stony Creek Metropark on May 19, 2013 and raised $15,000 for several charities.  Money rasied from the event supports their main charity,  a program called Medals4Mettle, where runners donate medals to children and adults that are fighting debilitating illnesses.  Joe Burns, pictured above, formed the local chapter of Medals4Mettles in 2009.  Other organizations receiving donations included the Special Olympics, Always Brothers, Michigan Transplant Game, and the Boys and Girls Club of Washington Township.  Thank you, Back to the Beach Races and Joe Burns for your donation!  We will use it toward our next drinking fountain on the trail.  For more information, visit Back to the Beach Races.

 Friends of the Paint Creek Trail Receives $1,500 donation from Motor City Brew Tours

On April 27, the Motor City Brew Tours held a “Cruisin’ for Trails” fundraiser on the Clinton River and Paint Creek Trails, to raise awareness of the trails and to raise money for trail improvements.  Over 250 cyclists participated in the ride, which included tours of the Rochester Mills Beer Co in Rochester and 51 North Brewing Company in Lake Orion.

Steve Johnson, President of Motor City Brew Tours, presented a check for $1,500 to the Friends of the Paint Creek Trail on May 16, 2013.  “Motor City Brew Tours would like to thank everyone who came out to support such a great cause. We appreciated all of the riders, volunteers and sponsors who made this first time bike event such an amazing success and we look forward to the opportunity to repeat this event’s success in 2014,” said Steve Johnson.  The Friends group has big plans for the unexpected donation. “The Friends of the Paint Creek Trail is excited to receive such a generous donation from Motor City Brew Tours.  We’ve been actively fundraising for trail enhancements, including a new drinking fountain at our Tienken trailhead, and additional rest areas.  This donation will go a long way to help us fund new projects,” said Jim VanDoorn, President, Friends of the Paint Creek Trail.  For more information, visit Thank you Steve!


3rd Annual Paint Creek Crawl

Saturday, May 18, 2013


Photos of the 2013 Paint Creek Crawl: 





This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Paint Creek Trail.  Happy Anniversary!  Thank you to everyone who made the trail what it is today!  We will be having a celebration, open to the public, on Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 10:00am-Noon at the Paint Creek Cider Mill, 4480 Orion Road, Rochester, MI 48306.  Join us!


Exciting  News!

We recently purchased and donated our first enhancement for the Paint Creek Trail! A Bike Fixit Station was installed at the Paint Creek Cider Mill.  It comes with all of the tools and instructions that you need to make bike repairs.  You can place your bike on the hanger arms while making needed adjustments.  Scan the QR code with your iPhone or Smartphone, and easily access repair instructions.  We hope you enjoy this new amenity, and we couldn't have done it without your donations and support.  Thank you! Click here to read an article posted in the October 8, 2012 Community Lifestyles Newspaper.

 New Bike Fixit Station

Bike on hanger arms

QR Code on Fixit Station