The Greater Lansing area prides itself on being bike-friendly, especially if you know all about the River trail. This over 11-mile boardwalk-style, award winning rivertrail weaves its way through the community in a neat, as the crow flies, meandering passage that is helpful, scenic and downright enjoyable. Have you ever been on the Lansing River trail? If you haven't then its long overdue. Make the river trail part of your day during the 20th Annual Be A Tourist In Your Own Town on May 31st, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Leave the roads behind you and get to all kinds of great Be A Tourist attractions just by grabbing a friend, hopping on your bike and taking the river trail to all the stops that may interest you. The river trail starts in South Lansing and wilds its way all the way into MSU campus and through East Lansing. Old Town, downtown, campus - you name it, right there, right off the river trail! Get a glimpse of Farmers Markets, Potter Park Zoo, the many attractions in Old Town, parks, gardens, you name it. It's a day full of exploration, right here in your home town. Start early and make a day of it, you won't be sorry. Dont worry about parking spaces, just find a bike rack or somewhere handy to lock up and off you go. This level of mobility really comes in handy when you hit some of the popular downtown Lansing attractions like Impression 5 Science Center, the Michigan Historical Museum, the Lansing City Market and more. I mean it doing Be A Tourist by bike is the cats pajamas. Everything is there, right in front of your face, and all the stops you might make are up to you. Getting hungry? Pull over for lunch. Getting hot? Park it in the shade and lay back and look at clouds for a while. Be A Tourist day can be busy. Running around checking out all that Greater Lansing has to offer, getting stamps, etc - But it doesn't have to be stressful. Especially when you bike Be A Tourist for a whole new look at Lansing. Take to the river trail for Be a Tourist 2014 on May 31st!!
Take to the Trail for Be A Tourist!
May 12, 2014 by Brendan Dwyer