Monday, September 6, 2010

Grand Crossings River Walk 2010

It has been quite an active Labor Day weekend for me here in Grand Rapids. On Saturday, I met some friends to mountain bike Luton Park in Rockford. I rode the whole trail twice for almost 19 miles. After that, I was whipped! If I can work up to riding the trail three times in a row, I’ll be ready for the Iceman in November.

I’ve also been dog sitting for a friend this weekend, and I’ve been making sure this young black lab stays active, too. We’ve been on two walks a day, which I think may be more walking than he’s done all summer combined. It certainly adds to my mileage!

And finally, I did the Grand Crossings River Walk this morning in downtown Grand Rapids. This was sort of a local alternative to the Mackinaw Bridge Walk covering 5 miles and 8 crossings of the Grand River. The rain held off throughout the event, and it was a great time! I really like downtown GR, and the river is one of the prettiest stretches to see it from. I love all the bridges and the landmark buildings along the way.

Starting to arrive at Ah-Nab-Awen Park and the Gerald R. Ford Museum

Almost time to start on the pedestrian bridge near DeVos Place

On our way, led by Mayor Heartwell

The Varnum building and the Riverhouse Condos

Fishing near the dam and Fish Ladder Park

Crossing the 6th Street Bridge

Looking back south from Leonard

The Grand Rapids Public Museum

The Front Street Bridge

Crossing Front Street

The Amway Grand and JW Marriot Hotels

On the Fulton Street bridge looking back north

1 comment:

  1. This is a good race report, this will be a good reference to our fellow runners. Good job!!!