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...]

Hills awarded grant to rehab velodrome

The International Velodrome at Bloomer Park  in Rochester Hills is about to get a much-needed facelift, thanks to a $45,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to resurface the aging track surface. The velodrome was funded entirely by donations and built by volunteers in 2001. It was designed by Olympic track designer Dale Hughes, a lifelong Rochester Hills resident. “After 13  years the wood panels began to decompose, causing a rough ride for cyclists,”  Hughes … [Read more...]