Upcoming Wolverines in the 313 Events:
Events are open to UM-Dearborn students, staff, faculty, and their families.
May 9 - Guided Tour of Eastern Market: Come Hungry, Leave Happy!
Join Feet on the Street Tours, as we will stroll from shed to shed and visit specialty stores to learn about unique products, hear fun facts and history of the area, while going behind the scenes and sampling various foods. Enjoy locally produced pizza, popcorn, pickles and pastries; specialty sausages, cheeses and vinegars; authentic spinach pies and spreads. We'll get to know local growers and vendors, their products, and some tips for improving your health with Michigan foods. We'll also visit an art gallery located in a former brewery or a letterpress shop. Price is $25 for Faculty/Staff and $20 for Students. If interested, please email Jonathan Larson at firstname.lastname@example.org
May 13 – Urban Agriculture “Farm to Fork” Guided Bike Tour.
Ever wondered what a local food system actually looks like? Between Eastern Market, Gleaners Community Food Bank, and the 1,000-plus gardens and farms participating in the Garden Resource Program, Detroit offers a unique view of a local food system at work. Spend the afternoon touring local foodways on bicycles! This tour will give you the opportunity to engage with farms and gardens growing food, ride the streets this food travels, and experience the spaces where food reaches consumers forks. Price is $25 if you bring your own bike, $35 if you need to rent one. To register: http://umdearborn.formstack.com/forms/wolverines_on_2_wheels
May 23 – UM-Dearborn in the 313 – Detroit Tiger’s Game
Join your fellow friends at an afternoon game (4:08 pm) to cheer on the Detroit Tigers against the Astros. Price is $15 for students and $20 for Faculty/Staff and includes transportation to/from Comerica Park. To register: http://umdearborn.formstack.com/forms/umdearborn_in_the_313
June 13 – Hamtramck Guided Bike Tour.
Hamtramck is one of the most diverse and lively communities in Michigan. This popular tour will explore its many angles: artsy, historic and multi-cultural, including Hamtramck Stadium, the Polish Art Center, the must-see-to-believe Hamtramck Disneyland, the Power House that is getting national media attention and a Buddhist Zen Center. Riders will also get a chance to grab a treat at the charming Cafe 1923! To register: http://umdearborn.formstack.com/forms/wolverines_on_2_wheels
June 20 – Belle Isle Guided Bike Tour.
Belle Isle is the State of Michigan’s newest state parks. Come and visit this beautiful island gem located in the Detroit River. Explore the nature trails, Scott Fountain, the Belle Isle Aquarium and Anna Scripts Conservatory, as well as see the only marble lighthouse in the country, the Livingstone Lighthouse. To register: http://umdearborn.formstack.com/forms/wolverines_on_2_wheels
June 27 – Underground Railroad Guided Bike Tour.
Detroit has a unique and important place in history as one of the last “stops” in the Underground Railroad. Explore historical locations throughout Detroit, which aided and supported the Underground Railroad. To register: http://umdearborn.formstack.com/forms/wolverines_on_2_wheels
July 12 – Corktown Guided Bike Tour.
Get inside info on the oldest neighborhood in Detroit. Check out Victorian homes, historic churches and buildings, vibrant and dynamic businesses and urban farms. Stops include Most Holy Trinity, Ponyride, North Corktown and several of its community gardens and urban farms, the site of Tiger Stadium, Michigan Central Station and Roosevelt Park. This tour includes a refueling stop at St. Cece’s (food/bev not included in price of tour). To register: http://umdearborn.formstack.com/forms/wolverines_on_2_wheels
August 15 – Historic Churches Guided Bike Tour.
Detroit is home to some of the most beautiful and historic churches in the Midwest. We will explore many of these churches and learn about the former parishioners, neighborhoods and how these churches are aiding in the Detroit revival. To register: http://umdearborn.formstack.com/forms/wolverines_on_2_wheels
August 23 – Automobile Heritage Guided Bike Tour.
Discover how Detroit became the center of industry on this tour. The tour takes in the Globe Building, Dequindre Cut, Packard Plant, the GM Detroit-Hamtramck (Poletown) Assembly Plant, Milwaukee Junction with a stop at the Piquette Plant, New Center (old GM Headquarters and Fisher Building) and TechTown, where we will learn how industry is evolving with advanced technology. On the return trip, we will pass the Michigan Theatre, the location of Ford’s original workshop, the Bagley Garage). This tour is conducted in partnership with Ford Piquette Avenue Plant. To register: http://umdearborn.formstack.com/forms/wolverines_on_2_wheels
September 12 – Detroit Architecture Guided Bike Tour.
This informative, architect-led overview of significant architecture in and around Downtown Detroit is one of our most popular tours. The discussion centers on architecture in relation to urban planning, past and future developments and the social implications of architectural design, good and bad, in Detroit. Sites include Elmwood Cemetery, Lafayette Park, Brush Park, Wayne State University and the Medical Center. To register: http://umdearborn.formstack.com/forms/wolverines_on_2_wheels
September 25 – Wolverines in the D – Detroit Tiger’s Game.
Cheer on the Tiger’s at “Wolverines” night at Comerica Park. Ticket price includes transportation to/from Comerica Park, souvenir Tiger’s Hat, admission to the game and a fireworks display. To register: http://umdearborn.formstack.com/forms/wolverines_in_the_d