When we get to that bridge on a bike
governor walk across the Mackinac Bridge on Labor Day. Maybe
proud is too strong a word, but the tradition did start 54 years ago.
Last year Jenny Granholm jogged across the bridge, though runners
hate being called joggers. She may have been practicing a fast exit from an
unpopular reign. This year Gov. Rick Snyder took a brisk stroll across the
bridge. I'm not much of a walker or runner, but I do love
bicycling.The biggest problem with bicycling is that you share the
road with all sorts of vehicles -- all of which are capable of smushing
you. And there is no refuge to be found on the state's major bridges.
Twenty years ago I biked across the Ambassador Bridge, but that is
no longer permitted. Here's a quick rundown on biking rules for
other bridges: Blue Water Bridge, no, but authorities will transport
you and your bike at their "convenience," which means bring a good
book. The same rules apply for the Mackinac Bridge.
But the International Bridge in Sault Ste. Marie actually permits
bicyclists to cross. How nice of them. But remember: current toll