The Friends of the Paint Creek Trail are hosting the 2nd Annual Paint Creek Crawl- Bike Local, $hop Local event on Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 8:00am-12:00pm. Encompassing the entire Paint Creek Trail and business districts from Rochester to Lake Orion, participants 16 and older will play a “scavenger hunt-style” game, collecting 10 unique "stamps" from various locations to be entered in a prize drawing. The Grand Prize is a $500 Gift Card to Rochester Bike Shop!
As a fundraiser for the Friends of the Paint Creek Trail, a 501 (c)(3) organization, all proceeds will benefit future enhancements of the Paint Creek Trail. The first project on their radar is the installation of a new water fountain. The cost for the Paint Creek Crawl is $30. Online registration and printable registration forms are available online at http://www.paintcreektrailfriends.org and will be available the day of the event. The event will begin at 9:00am at the Paint Creek Cider Mill, 4480 Orion Road, in Oakland Township, and the ride is approximately 20 miles round trip. Registered participants will receive a special entry card to collect the stamps, with a drawing by 12:00pm. Many other great prizes have been donated by local businesses. For the safety of participants and other trail users, helmets must be worn while participating in the event.