About the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy
Everyone that rides in and around Detroit can agree that the Detroit Riverfront Conservency has made the city a better place to Bike! Although Gears & Beers no longer directly donates to the Detroit Riverfront Conservency, we applaud their work and enourage you to support their endeavors and work with a link to donate below!
The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) organization with a vision to transform Detroit’s riverfront and the face of the city into a beautiful, exciting, safe, and world-class meeting place. The ultimate vision is to have five-and-a-half miles of elaborate greenways extending from the Ambassador Bridge to Gabriel Richard Park.
The Dequindre Cut Greenway is an urban recreational path that opened to the public in May of 2009. The two-mile greenway was developed through a public, nonprofit and private partnership—comprising the federal government, City of Detroit, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation—and offers a pedestrian link between the East Riverfront, Eastern Market and several residential neighborhoods in between.
Formerly a Grand Trunk Railroad line, the Dequindre Cut is a predominately below-street level greenway that runs parallel to St. Aubin Street, between Mack Avenue and Atwater Street, just north of the riverfront. Well-known for its examples of urban artwork and graffiti, the greenway features a 20-foot-wide paved pathway, which includes separate lanes for pedestrian and bicycle traffic.
A half-mile extension of the Dequindre Cut officially opened in April 2016. It runs from Gratiot Avenue to Mack Avenue and takes pedestrians into the heart of Eastern Market. Buildings on each side of the Cut along this stretch provide users with a glimpse of what the railway looked like when it was a busy hub of activity bringing people and products to Eastern Market and to the Detroit Riverfront.
More Info: http://www.detroitriverfront.org/
To Donate: http://www.detroitriverfront.org/ways-help/make-donation