DETROIT (WWJ) – Several community groups are joining together for “Cycle for Literacy,” a bike ride with one goal: saving Detroit’s libraries.
“Cycle for Literacy” will feature concerned citizens bicycling on 7 Mile Rd. through the neighborhoods of Detroit, toward Woodward Avenue to the Detroit Public Library’s Main Branch.
Event organizer Brandi Anderson said the ride is an act of solidarity of communities preventing the demise of it’s utilized DPL branches for the purpose of learning and as public resource centers.
Anderson said the campaign birthed from the announcement that outlined the closures of several library branches, due to branches being underutilized, lack of funding and facility condition.
Participating organizations include the Tri-Point Community Association, Fenmore Block Association, Concern Citizens of Archdale Block Club, W.E.M.A. Total Body Fitness and BlackSand Consulting, Inc. The public is also encouraged to join in the ride.
Bicyclists will meet at the corner of Pontchartrain Ave. and W. 7 Mile Rd. at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17. For more information, contact Anderson at 313-673-5388.