Mark S. Wedel

Southwest Michigan journalist, photographer, bike rider.

 

Who?

 

Mark Wedel, freelance journalist since 1992. 

 

linkedin.com/in/markswedel

 

facebook.com/wedel

 

 

Latest Work:

 

Stories on culture, environment, community, and lots of bike riding:

 

 

How bike friendly is Kalamazoo, anyway?

 

Neighborhoods get a lift from investors who take on the worst of the worst houses

 

Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation: Kalamazoo gets funding to challenge racism

 

Legal assistance helps keep families from being evicted from their homes

 

 

Local roots and passion for downtowns serve Downtown Kalamazoo Inc. president well

 

 

Above, piece on Upper Peninsula, Marquette area trails, hiking, biking and other outdoorsy stuff in Delta Sky Magazine

 

Biking Lake Michigan: A Long Distance Adventure

 

Aliens in the woods: Invasive species pose number one threat to Michigan forests

 

Slowly but surely BC Vision is bringing about change

 

 

The Reality Factory: Where working together helps dreams come true

 

Diversity in law: What can Grand Rapids do to keep its attorneys of color?

 

The Japanese Knotweed: Don't try to kill this invader on your own

 

 

What I learned from a week biking the trails of the U.P.

 

Can wasps save the ash tree? Native Americans are giving it a try.

 

Mr. President: A cocktail lounge for the over-30 crowd.

 

The Top 10 rides on Southwest Michigan Trails.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MULE SKINNER BLUES

 

Story of a bicycle ride from Pittsburgh, Pa., to Washington D.C., on the trails of the Great Allegheny Passage and Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath.  
 

Contents include: History, disrespect for then-President Donald J. Trump, mud, dirt, filth, swears, one Electra Townie cruiser-type bike, fig/nut bars, bourbon, beautiful scenic photography, odd/sketchy lodgings, mild adventure, inspiration...

 

Available in Kindle and paperback.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coming Soon

 

"Raw Power: Casually Obsessive and Obsessively Casual Long-Distance Biking" (tentative title). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Added to the Stable of 2 Acre Studios

 

 

Mark Wedel also works on content and social media for 2 Acre Studios. "We build websites and other digital media for small businesses. But the thing we do best is build relationships."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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