Three Bike Rides to Celebrate the Clinton River Trail 15th Anniversary

American Cycle and Fitness Leads Three Bike Rides to Celebrate the Clinton River Trail 15th Anniversary in 2019 The Friends of the Clinton River Trail board is pleased to announce three casual cycling rides as part of the trails’ 15th anniversary calendar of events June 1, July 13 and August 17. American Cycle and Fitness will lead the Saturday morning rides starting at 10 a.m. at the Pontiac outlet store located at 203 N. Perry Street. The group said Store Manager Joe Pepples of American … [Read more...]

Community Invited To Look Back, and Forward, at the Clinton River Trail 15th Anniversary Celebration

Fans and friends of the 16-mile Clinton River Trail will toast its 15th anniversary Wednesday, May 22 at a free community party starting at 7:00 p.m. at the River Crest Banquet Center, 900 W. Avon Road in Rochester Hills. Complimentary refreshments, prizes and a cash bar will be available. Attendees will be able to meet two very special guests: Dan Kiefer, visionary founder of the Clinton River Trail who now resides in Pennsylvania; and Dennis Pace, former Board Chair of the Michigan … [Read more...]

Running Guru Kevin Hanson Helps Kick Off Clinton River Trail 15th Anniversary

Kevin Hanson, co-owner of Hansons Running Shop and co-founder of the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project, will help kick off the 15th Anniversary of the Clinton River Trail at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, at the Rochester Hills Museum at the Van Hoosen Farm. The museum is located at 1005 Van Hoosen Road in Rochester Hills. Everyone is invited to this complimentary annual membership meeting of the Friends of the Clinton River Trail. Light refreshments will be provided including complimentary … [Read more...]

Clinton River Trail Celebrates 15th Anniversary

The scenic Clinton River Trail, spanning 16 miles through the five communities of Rochester, Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills, Pontiac and Sylvan Lake in Oakland County, will celebrate its 15th anniversary in 2019 with a year-long calendar of programs and events for all ages. Volunteers with Friends of the Clinton River Trail (FCRT) are encouraging hikers, bikers, walkers, birders, canoeists, kayakers plus fishermen and women to take to the trail and enjoy the area history, many sights, … [Read more...]

Being an Engaged Member of the Trails Community

Friends of the Clinton River Trail (FCRT) invite you to an Open House featuring guest speaker Bob Wilson, Executive Director, Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance (MTGA), on Tuesday, May 22, at 7:00 p.m., River Crest Hall, 900 West Avon Road, Rochester Hills. From his experience in state government as a trails advocate and policymaker, helping improve legislation like the Michigan Trailways Act, to his decades of experience as a trails educator, Bob Wilson clearly has a passion for … [Read more...]

Clinton River Trail Charity Ride Raises $2,500

Second Annual “Cruisin’ for the Trails” Charity Ride Raises $2,500 for Friends of the Clinton River Trail Over 100 riders endured the near 90 degree temperature to participate in the second annual “Cruisin’ for the Trails” fall ride, Saturday, September 23, 2017 to benefit the Clinton River Trail. Hosted by Motor City Brew Tours, and sponsored by New Belgium Brewing Company, the event raised $2,500 to be used by the Friends of the Clinton River Trail for trail improvements. The route took … [Read more...]

Clinton River Trail Fall Charity Bike Ride

Friends of the Clinton River Trail announces a Fall Charity Bike Ride: Crusin’ For the Trails sponsored by Motor City Brew Tours on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The ride will take place on the Clinton River Trail starting at Clubhouse BFD, 2265 Crooks Road, Rochester Hills 48309. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Tickets: $25 online; Day of the Event- $30 (cash only). There will be a charity raffle to WIN a New Belgium FAT TIRE bike. Net proceeds from the bike ride and raffle will support … [Read more...]

A Fiddler, A Horse Farm and a Harvest of Ice

A Fiddler, A Horse Farm and a Harvest of Ice: A Short History of the Dixie Corridor Friends of the Clinton River Trail (FCRT) invite you to an Open House featuring guest speaker Carol Bacak-Egbo, Special Lecturer at Oakland University, on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., River Crest Hall, 900 West Avon Road, Rochester Hills. Beginning as a Native American earthen path and developing into a concrete thoroughfare, the Saginaw Trail has been a critical route for over 500 years. Come … [Read more...]

$2,200 Raised for Friends of the Clinton River Trail

Motor City Brew Tours and New Belgium Brewing Raise $2,200 for Friends of the Clinton River Trail Motor City Brew Tours and New Belgium Brewing held their first annual "Cruisin’ for the Trails" fall ride on the Clinton River Trail on September 10. The event raised $2,200 for trail improvements. Over 100 participants rode about 18 miles from Clubhouse BFD in Rochester Hills to the Lafayette Market in downtown Pontiac and back. At the Market they were greeted with a free New Belgium beverage … [Read more...]

The Ins and Outs of Cycling through Downtown Rochester

Where the Trails Meet Rochester has been named a 2015 Nationally Certified Main Street Community, which emphasizes historic preservation. Finding a balance between the needs of residents, businesses and visitors in the historical downtown area can be challenging. Rochester has adapted to many changes since 1817 and is now at the heart of an increasingly popular recreational trail system connection. The Paint Creek, Clinton River, and Macomb Orchard Trails are a part of a vital network … [Read more...]