Biking is not only eco-friendly, but it’s often the best way to get around Ann Arbor. Thanks to a partnership between My City Bikes and bike shops, Midwest Bike & Tandems and Transition Rack, ditching the car has never been easier. A new app, My City Bikes Ann Arbor, can be downloaded for free on Apple or Android devices with the best cycling routes organized into categories like quickest commute, best sightseeing, fitness rides, or just plain old fun. The app will also provide information on basic bike maintenance and advice from local biking experts, from shopping tips to up-to-date trail news. For more information about the app, or to download, visit mycitybikes.org/michigan.
Highways and Backroads comes out May 31 Brandon Grafius is at the forefront of a new wave of folk revivalists, or maybe we should say folk preservationists? Really, Grafius has his own splendid signature laced through the rousing-yet-breezy arrangements on Highways and Backroads, a full-length album he’ll be releasing at the end of May. Grafius is