Road Construction Update
Orion Road between Snell and Collins is closed until late August, 2014. The Road Commission is replacing the bridge next to Flagstar Bank. If you need to reach the Trail Office, Paint Creek Cider Mill, or the Goodison Business District, you can take Silver Bell to Gallagher Road to Orion. Both are dirt roads.
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:
The winners will be honored at our 30th Anniversary Celebration on October 12, 2013 at the Paint Creek Cider Mill. Congratulations!
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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 www.motorcitybrewtours.com Thank you Steve!
Photos of the 2013 Paint Creek Crawl: http://paintcreektrailphotos.shutterfly.com/