Grassroots Connections

See who’s green in Metro Detroit. Learn how our communities are becoming more environmentally conscious, whether through renewable energies, reduction of consumption, or other sustainable methods.

Where did you get that bike?

Posted on: Friday, June 6th, 2014 at 3:52 pm

grassroots_connectionThe weather is pleasant.  You have become aware of the benefits of bike riding.  Gas is now four dollars a gallon.  So you decide to purchase a bike.  Many adults go to the nearest Wal-Mart or K-mart to purchase a bike.  Perhaps the cost of buying a bike at a bike shop scares most people.  (more…)

Berkley bike paths

Posted on: Monday, May 19th, 2014 at 3:31 pm

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Berkley is creating new bike paths to address the needs of cyclists who travel to work and school by bike rather than the use of a car.  I hope the new bike paths are wider and well-marked.  Berkley officials report the bike paths will connect to Royal Oak and Ferndale.  Check out the new bike paths this week, while the weather is great.


Adventures of an Urban Cyclists

Posted on: Friday, April 11th, 2014 at 3:08 pm

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The Spring weather is finally here.  It is time for a Spring tune up, for your bike and for yourself.  Before you go out for a 50 mile bike trip you may want to check with your medical doctor and get a tune-up for the bike.  If you were a couch potato this winter, I suggest go to your favorite bike  shop for a tune-up you start out with a five-mile trip.   (more…)

Welcome to Adventures of an Urban Cyclist

Posted on: Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 at 2:36 pm

grassroots_connection (1)Welcome.  This will be a weekly blog which will focus on urban cycling.  It will includebike tours within Metro Detroit as well as encouragement to begin life as as an urban cyclist. (more…)

Oatmeal Nutrition Facts

Posted on: Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 at 7:13 pm

The mix of slow-burning carbohydrates and fiber found in oats is a great source of fuel for breakfast.  (more…)

The Pits

Posted on: Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Wearing your favorite shirt and afraid to raise your hand because, you know…the dreaded yellowed pit?



Posted on: Sunday, August 25th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Enjoy the ‘fine art’ of vegetarian dining. (more…)

Pucker Up

Posted on: Sunday, August 25th, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Weeds. My nemesis. No matter how many I pluck, a million more pop up somewhere else just to taunt me. Kind of like the gopher in Caddyshack.


Dearborn Animal Shelter to host Adopt-A-Thon at Westborn Mall

Posted on: Monday, August 12th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

Many adoptable animals in the Dearborn Animal Shelter await the day they find a home to call their own.  This summer is no exception, especially as rescued cats and kittens continue to flow into the Shelter at an unprecedented rate.   (more…)

Cool It !

Posted on: Thursday, July 18th, 2013 at 7:23 pm

In this weather remember to help those who can’t help themselves. Please try to keep your pets cool and watered. (more…)