Restoring Our Cities (ROC) Michigan

Restoring Our Cities (ROC) Michigan is a coast-to-coast statewide bike tour for cycling enthusiasts and amateurs alike.  The tour is organized by Great Lakes Urban and is open to the public for participation.   The purpose of the tour is to raise awareness and money for Neighborhood Partners that are performing neighborhood transformation work throughout the State.

The Alger Heights Collaborative (which the Branch is a part of) is a Neighborhood Partner for the event and is seeking riders to support and benefit our neighborhood school, Alger Middle.

This 6 day event takes place Saturday – Thursday, June 13-18, 2015.   It starts in Benton Harbor and ends in Detroit. The tour is about 320 miles (averaging 55 miles per day).

Each rider registers at $25.00 for each day of participation.  In addition to the nominal registration fee, riders are encouraged to seek out sponsors for each mile they ride at $2.00, per mile.  Proceeds will be donated back to the Neighborhood Partners throughout the State.

You can tour a single day or up to the entire week, depending on your availability.  Find more details or register at

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