Traverse City Events: Northern Michigan foodies and bikers are invited to Dinner and Bikes, a traveling road show of vegan food and bicycle inspiration, on Sunday, May 5th from 6pm to 9pm at The City Bike Shop. Joshua Ploeg will delight with a vegan and gluten free buffet dinner, Elly Blue will present about transportation equity, and Joe Biel will show an excerpt from Aftermass, his forthcoming documentary about the history of bicycle activism in Portland. The event is followed with a book signing, time for questions, discussion of local issues, and perusing the traveling bookstore.

The City Bike Shop’s floor space, located at 322 S. Union Street in Old Town Traverse City, will transform to host the event. Traverse Area Recreation & Transportation (TART) Trails, MyWHaT and Oryana are partnering sponsors.

Steve Basch, owner of The City Bike Shop, shares, “"With continued growth of cycling in the area we're excited to host Elly Blue's Dinner and Bikes program to share ways to incorporate cycling into everyday life.”

A limited number of tickets are available for $10 each online at If any tickets are remaining they will be sold at the door on a first come first serve basis.

Get full event details at TART Trails’ events and information on the Dinner and Bikes Tour website. Updates are also posted to TART Trails’ Smart Commute Facebook page.

Find more Traverse City events on our events calendar!

Photo(s) by Elly Blue