George Sedlacek, Marquette County Health Dept.

(MARQUETTE, MI) – The Marquette County Health Department is encouraging residents around the county to bike to work this Friday.  The “Bike To Work Day” program is part of a nationwide effort to get people moving and into the habit of riding their bikes to work when they can.

George Sedlacek, Director of the Community Health Division with the Marquette County Health Department, joined Mark and Walt in the Morning today to encourage listeners to part in the program.  He also outlined some special activities planned for Friday morning to make the ride fun and enjoyable.

To listen to portions of the interview with George, please click “HERE“.  To log on to the Marquette County Health Department website, please click “HERE“.

Mike Smith and Rich Rossway of Teaching Family Homes

Mike Smith and Rich Rossway of Teaching Family Homes of Upper Michigan

(MARQUETTE, MI) – Get on your bikes and Tour Da U.P.!!  Enjoy the beautiful Upper Peninsula on your bike this summer and help out Yooper kids and families at the same time.  Teaching Family Homes of Upper Michigan is presenting the annual “Tour Da U.P.” this August.

Mike Smith and Rich Rossway with Teaching Family Homes stopped by the Sunny 101.9 studios this morning to chat with Mark Evans about event that will run from August 7th to the 11th.  They explained how the event is set up for riders of all ages and all skill levels and will start in Harvey, head to Munising, then to Grand Marais and finally back to Harvey.

The event works as a fund raiser for Teaching Family Homes by having the riders pay a fee to take part and they also solicit pledges for financial donations to the agency.  The agency then uses all proceeds to fund their various programs and activities.

To listen to the entire interview with Mike and Rich, please click “HERE“.  To log on to the Teaching Family Homes website and find out more about the event and the agency, please click “HERE“.

 

GET TO WORK!!  BUT IN A DIFFERENT WAY!

MAKE A PIT STOP AT THE MARQUETTE MALL DURING BIKE TO WORK DAY!

Hey blog-o-philes!  There’s a fun and unique way for you to get to work coming up on Monday, June 7th.  You are encouraged to take your bike with you to the Marquette Mall an park your car and ride your bike to work.  It is an initiative launched by the Marquette County Health Department and several other groups to encourage physical activity and using an alternate transportation source.

Mark Evans had a chance to sit down with organizer Bobbi Ayotte from the Marquette County Health Department and event sponsor Dan Torres from the Border Grill to find out more details about the scheduled event including how to take part and get registered. To listen to segments from the interview, please click “HERE“.