Brimingham resident Jeff Olson copes with Dream Cruise congestion by riding his bike. (Doug Guthrie / Detroit News)
Birmingham — Some of his neighbors plan out-of-town vacations or just plain flee from the bustle of the Woodward Dream Cruise, but Jeff Olson continues to enjoy the spectacle.
“When it first started I thought this was great,” said the Ford retiree. “We are the
Motor City. We should celebrate the car.”
As the years passed and the Dream Cruise grew in popularity, Olson said he coped with the crowds by adopting an alternative set of cruise wheels — his bicycle.
“It’s become less accessible. There are so many people, it’s hard to get around,” Olson said.
It’s been an efficient way to get around his neighborhood and check out the cars in the days building up to the main event, but come Saturday, Olson said he”s sticking close to home.
“It’s going to shoulder-to-shoulder here on Saturday. No room for a bike. Just cars and people who love ‘em.”