If you're in the Detroit area this weekend, grab your bike, roller blades, or just your walking sneakers and head on out to the suburbs on Saturday to join the Green Cruise, a people-powered alternative to the city's annual "Dream Cruise" of classic cars. The pre-cruise bike ride starts at 11 a.m. and tours Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Royal Oak, Berkley, and Oak Park before the main parade at 1 p.m.
Participants can also choose to sign the Green Cruise Pledge: "In an effort to save money, keep myself personally fit, and make our air safe to breathe, I promise to walk, rollerblade, hike, run, canoe, kayak, and/or ride my bike at least once a week."
Even if you don't live in Michigan, why not give that a try?
(Photograph by Jay Pliskow)