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      YaPeoples Day!! Hip Hop Fest - Bike to School Rally in Detroit

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      July 14, 2012

      Saturday   3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

      E Jefferson Avenue at E Grand Boulevard
      Detroit, Michigan 48207

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      YaPeoples Day!! Hip Hop Fest - Bike to School Rally

      ***PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT***

      For Immediate Release: CONTACT:
      May 4, 2012 Sista Sayre
      313-600-3809

      DETROIT – On National Bike to School Day (5/9/12), YaPeoples @ Project: A.R.T., ¬¬-in collaboration with the ¬Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance, Detroit Bike City, U.N.I.T.Y., First Line Defense, the Coleman A. Young Foundation, Holla! Connections, Detroit Public Schools and the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), ANNOUNCED their plans to host a Bike to SUMMER School Rally on Saturday, July 14th, 2012.
      Detroit Public Schools alone will serve as many as 30,000 students this summer providing 6 hours of summer school daily for six weeks. Students in grades 9 – 12 will be offered opportunities to make up core academic courses in which they were not successful.
      Detroit’s Transportation Department, the newly, privately-owned management company in charge of Detroit’s bus system, is in crisis according to 2011 report summarized by the Huffington Post:
      • 50% of the buses do not arrive on time
      • 20-30% do not show up at all
      • Many buses fail to stop because they are already over capacity
      • The elimination of bus routes are forcing riders to ride twice as long
      HOWEVER, in 2009, Detroit Department of Transportation instituted the Bikes on Buses Program equipping all buses with bike racks. To utilize the DDOT Bus Racks you must be 15 years old and no additional fee is required.
      “YaPeoples Day! Hip Hop Fest 2012”
      *** Bike to SUMMER School Rally ***
      Saturday, July 14, 2012
      3pm to Dusk @ the Belle Isle Bandshell - DETROIT
      SECURITY ONSITE

      This secured, special event will provide, FREE of CHARGE: food, live entertainment, bike riding resources, bike riding activities, face painting, arts & crafts, moon bounce, presentations, speakers, vendors & giveaways. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

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      Categories: Kids & Family | Festivals | Fundraising & Charity

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