Page 4-B-Thursday, June 3, 1982-The Michigan Daily
Escape the city on a bike
By BILL SPINDLE loop tour that runs on Huron Parkway, . you can't really escape to the east, a longer tour that day or head back to
Daiy Staff Writer along the Huron river. you have to go through Ypsilanti," said Ann Arbor.
Ann Arbor's rural roads and sur- STARTING DOWNTOWN, take Pendleton. McGraw said the group also holds
rounding countryside offer the weekend Broadway to Plymouth road and travel Another way to discover some of the more rigorous rides of 50 to 70 miles on
or evening bicyclist plenty of oppor- along to Plymouth to Huron Parkway, a rural bike routes, especially some Sundays for the more serious riders.
tunities to escape the grind of office or rambling tree-lined road running along slightly longer tours, is to ride with an
student life, the Huron river. Going south on Huron organized group. THE SATURDAY RIDE to Dexter is
According to Tom Pendleton, Ann Parkway, the road ends on Packard, There are two bicycle groups that for riders who want to go at their own
Arbor's bicycle coordinator, there are and from there, returns downtown. start tours in the Ann Arbor area, pace, and they make several stops
"thousands" of short scenic routes for There are hundreds of other rides, along the way, according to McGraw.
leisurely cycling. both longer and shorter, for those who THE ANN ARBOR Bicycling Touring "A lot of the things that goon with the
"One very simple tour," Pendleton enjoy exploring possible routes with a Society sponsors a leisurely ride, for riders are eating and other activities,"
said, "is along the Gallup Park path." county map. bikers of all ability levels, which leaves said McGraw.
To get to the path, go north on Fuller For the weekend rider who doesn't from the Amtrack station at 8:30 a.m. The Ann Arbor Bicycle League is the
Road past North Campus and Huron like taking the time for a lot of map- every Saturday morning. city's other bicycle group.
High School until it crosses into Gallup work or planning, Pendleton has what "The best way (to get involved)" said According to Pendleton the Bicycle
park. The path winds through Gallup he calls "escape routes" from the city: Jim McGraw, a member of the society, League is "more leisurely" than the
park and ends at Dixboro road. The ride easy roads to get into the rural areas "is to come down on Saturday for what Bicycle Society. The league sponsors 4
is three to four miles from the Univer- surrounding Ann Arbor. we call the breakfast ride. We head tour which leaves from the Farmers
sity Hospital, so there is plenty of time HEADING WEST it's essentially west out to Dexter and have break- Market at 8:00 a.m. on Sundays.
to enjoy the scenery. Huron River Drive and Scio Church fast." "THEY GO to a different place every
For those who would rather end up in Road, north it is Dixboro or Whitmore McGraw said that once they get to week ... it's a bring your own breakfast
the same place they started, there is a Lake Road, to the south it's Platt Road. Dexter, riders can either participate in ride," said Pendleton.
Pick up a
By FANNIE WEINSTEIN
In the diag. In the Arb. Perhaps even
in a dorm hallway. These are typical
places one would expect to see a frisbee
flying through the air. Some of the best
frisbee around, however, is played on a
field 120 yards long and 40 yards wide at
since its inception at a New Jersey high
school in 1969, ultimate frisbee has
grown faster than almost any other
organized sport in history.
In an ultimate game, which consists
of two, twenty-four minutes halves, the
object is to complete a pass into the op-
posing team's goal. There are seven
players from each team on the field,
three workers, two middlemen and two
Ultimate is a game almost anyone
can play. One need not be exceptionally
quick or have particular athletic skills,
such as height or strength, required for
more traditional sports.
A STRONG throw can be easily at-
tained through practice and in effect,
the best way to learn the game, is by
Presently, more than 200 ultimate
teams spread out across the country,
many of whose players are members of
the Ultimate Players Association,
compete in regional and national tour-
Frisbee has been a popular pastime
since the first disc was patented in the
mid-nineteen sixties. Ultimate,
however, didn't get its first big push un-
til about 1975, according to Tim
Freeman, one of the founders of the
University's ultimate club.
"I think the big boom was between
1975 and 1978," Feeman said. "The New
Jersey people who knew the game
spread it to the colleges they went to
around the country. It was essentially
proselytizing by people from New Jer-
THE UNIVERSITY TEAM, which
was founded in 1978, is among the top in
the state, finishing second in the central
regionals in 1980.
Nineteen-eighty-one was a landmark
year for the club. Last fall, the first
University women's team was formed.
"I think we were successful because
we improved so much," said Mary Cor-
nelius, coach of the women's team,
Generic. "There were only two or three
people who had any previous experien-
THE TEAM, however, managed to
send a team to the 1981 Michigan State
Tournament, where it upset Kalamazoo
College in an unexpected October snow,
and to the 1982 April Fool's Tour-
During the summer, team members
practice daily at 5:30 pm. on Sosuth
Ferry Field, just past Yost Ice Arena on
South State Street. So for those looking
for an exciting, exhilarating yet mellow
sport, just pick up a frisbee and head
down to South Ferry. It's the ultimate.
, Unyrnoo y JCKIE BL
Watching the frisbee with the intensity of Michelangelo's David, this Diag
player displays his talents tossing the familiar plastic disc.
The following list is just a sampling of some enter-
taining events that will be taking place in the Ann Ar-
bor area this summer.
The Ann Arbor Summer Symphony Concert, July
f 11-After an absence of one season, the concert
season will resume this summer at 3 pm in the Grand
Court of Briarwood Mall with its traditional "Sum-
mer Pops" program featuring vocal soloist "Fat
Bob" Taylor. There is no charge for admission.
The Symphony's new conductor, William Rober-
tson, is a graduate of Yale University, and holds a
master's degree from the U-M School of Music. At
Yale, Robertson founded and directed the Calhoun
Chamber Orchestra and was musical director for
several operas. He is also the recipient of the Thor
Johnson Memorial Fellowship with the University
qualified players wishing to join the all-volunteer
100 member orchestra should write the Ann Arbor
Summer Symphony, 1410 Las Vegas, Ann Arbor,
48103; or phone the orchestra's organizer, Emerson
Hoyt at 761-6099.
Manchester Chicken Broil, July 15-This event
boasts to be Michigan's largest chicken barbeque. It
takes place in the quaint little village of Manchester,
just southwest of Ann Arbor on M-52. Organizers ex-
pect approximately 12,000 people to take part in the
event. The barbeque begins at 4 pm and food will be
served until it runs out at about 9 pm. For $4.25 each
person will get half of a chicken with the fixins.
Ann Arbor Art Fair, July 21-24-The fair is perhaps
the most popular annual event in Ann Arbor. It is ac-
tually three different art fairs, all of which are juried,
which take place simultaneously. The State Street
Art Fair is set up on State St. and sections of May ard
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