Big news! Last Thursday, at a dinner event at Black Star Farms, TART awarded the 4th annual Jim Mudgett Trail Pioneer Award. The award was presented to Tim Brick by past recipient Lois Bahle.
Tim Brick, a Traverse City native, graduated from Traverse City St. Francis in 1971 and went on to play football at University of Montana and earn a degree in recreation management. He moved back to Traverse City and started Brick Wheels in 1976. Lesser known to most, Tim also has a rich history promoting trails and outdoor recreation in Traverse City. Tim was a founding Vasa board member in 1988 and was on the Friends of TART board founded in 1990. He continued as a board member and treasurer when TART Trails merged with the Leelanau, Boardman and Vasa groups in 1998.
One of the quotes from a nomination letter said it best, “His support has been time, energy and financial resources.” That is so true! Tim was integral in getting TART’s successful 2002 Capital Campaign off the ground. Tim Brick has been a positive force in our area over the years by visioning trails that connect people to other communities, to nature, recreation, and transportation. “Tim has displayed the work ethic, character, integrity and dedication to this community and the TART organization that should be recognized and honored. He is an incredibly worthy recipient and I’m proud that he has won the award this year.” said Bob Otwell, TART Trails Executive Director.
If you see Tim around town, please be sure to congratulate him. He deserves it!
Missy Luyk, Trail Program Specialist
TART Trails, Inc.
Office: 232 E. Front Street in downtown Traverse City
Mail: PO Box 252, Traverse City, MI 49685