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Freshen up your bike riding safety skills before new trail officially opens

Freshen up your bike riding safety skills before new trail officially opens

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) The Lowell Area Trail will provide a new place for families to ride bikes, but it could also lead to more injuries if people don't follow basic safety rules.

The Lowell School District is organizing a bike safety class for Wednesday October 5th.  Stephanie Mills from Mary Free Bed will lead a brief workshop talking about the importance of wearing a helmet and basic bicycle rules.  After the hour-long workshop, Stephanie will lead a bike ride down the new Lowell Area Trail.

The class is free and all registered participants will receive a water bottle and shoe ID tags courtesy of Mary Free Bed.  Beach registrant will also receive a bicycle helmet from Lowell Rockford Ambulance and Lowell Community Wellness.

For more information, or to register, call 616-987-2565 or email mjohnson@lowellschools.com.

Free Bicycle Safety Class and Bike Ride

Join us on Wednesday, October 5th 5:00-6:00 p.m. for a bicyle safety talk with bike ride to follow on the new Wittenbach/Wege Agriscience and Environmental Education Center in Lowell. Misinformation and carelessness could lead to accidents on the trails so it's important that trail users are up-to-date on bicycle safety.

Stephanie Mills from Mary Free Bed Orthotics and Prosthetics will lead a brief workshop on topics such as the importance of wearing a helmet and basic bicycle rules and laws. The workshop will last about an hour and then afterwards, Stephanie will lead a bike ride down the new Lowell Area Recration Authority trail(LARA). LARA members will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have regarding the new trail.

Lowell Light and Power to make renewable energy

Lowell Light and Power to make renewable energy

Lowell Light and Power may have a bio-digestion facility to produce renewable energy by 2013. The utility has partnered with a German company, Spart, to utilize organic waste from food companies such as Litehouse, area farms and stables.

As the organic waste decomposes, it gives off methane gas that is collected and burned in the generator to produce energy. Other benefits could include enticing new food processing companies to Lowell due to the big-digestion facility availability and reduced rates for organic waste. The bio-digestor can also process waste from slaughterhouses and chicken waste.

Pink Arrow Project, "Wonderful Success"

Pink Arrow Project, "Wonderful Success"

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) Committee members on the Pink Arrow Project are still tallying numbers from last weekends game, but they are calling it a 'wonderful success."

Committee member Donna Miller tells WZZM 13 News they are still waiting for all of the invoices so a final dollar amount raised isn't available yet. However, Miller says so far they have sold 8,642 Pink Arrow t-shirts.  Most of the money from the t-shirt sales benefits the fundraiser.   The money is used to support families in the community fighting cancer.

Miller says the whole committee will meet next Tuesday and she should have a better idea at that time how much money was raised.  This is the 4th year of the Pink Arrow Pride Project. 

Lowell's Pink Arrow Game Gets Mobbed!

Lowell's Pink Arrow Game Gets Mobbed!

As many of us know the Pink Arrow game is one community coming together to help support local families struggling with the devastation that cancer can cause through the Gilda's Club of Lowell.  Not only is this a time to raise funds to help families that may be struggling with this disease but it is also a time to help educate the community. 

Annual Pink Arrow Quiver Run Expands

Annual Pink Arrow Quiver Run Expands

The annual Pink Arrow Quiver Run will take place September 10 and has a 10 kilometer course this year. All money will support Gilda's Club of Lowell, providing financial assistance for familes battling cancer and to educate our youth and community about cancer. 

The start times for the races are: 10k at 8am, 5k at 8:20am, 5k walk at 8:25am and Kid's Fun Race at 9:45am. For more information visit pinkarrowpride.org.

Lowell Showboat 'pinked out' for Pink Arrow Project

Lowell Showboat 'pinked out' for Pink Arrow Project

LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM) You'll notice a pink glow reflecting off the Flat River the next time you travel through Downtown Lowell after dark.

The lightbulbs on the Showboat are now all pink as part of the Pink Arrow Project.  The annual benefit happens September 9th during the football game at Lowell High School.   Money raised by the benefit is used to help cancer families in the community and the Lowell Branch of Gilda's Club. In addition to the game, there are a 5k, 10k run and walk on Saturday.

Lowell High School
11700 Vergennes
Lowell, MI

Start Times
10K Run – 8:00 am
5K Run – 8:20 am
5K Walk – 8:25 am
Kids Fun Run – 9:45 am

To download a registration to learn more about the Pink Arrow Project click on the highlighted link.