Local briefing

Green Riders to arrive in Munising

MARQUETTE — A group of bicycle-activists called the Green Riders will arrive in Munising Monday.

The nearly 50 riders started at the end of May from New York State, and will travel to Washington state for a mid-August arrival. However, they will make a stop in Munising for two nights, visiting and helping with gardens along their journey and spreading the message of living sustainable lifestyles.

The bicyclists will make it to town throughout the afternoon Monday and head to the Munising High School practice field, where they will also camp and where a meal, prepared and served by members of Alger County Action and the Munising Bay Trail Network, will be waiting for them.

On Tuesday, the Green Riders will help in the high school Hoop House and assist with a trash pickup project in town. At 6 p.m., the public is welcome to Bay Shore Park where Zero Waste activist and TV personality Rob Greenfield, the founder of this journey, will speak to the community on sustainable living, local food sourcing and waste reduction.

Traveling with the Green Riders will be Jessica Mortell, volunteer project manager for the Green Riders and past president of the Board of Directors of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals. She will meet with city planners regarding integrating walking and bicycling in the city.

For more information, visit robgreenfield.tv/greenriderstour/.