Open Streets Hutchinson was held on Saturday, September 26th. It was a beautiful day for the outdoor event. Hutchinson is now one of 16 communities in Minnesota to receive the Bike Friendly America Leadership Award from The Leagues of American Bicyclists. There are different levels and Hutchinson received the Bronze award, Silver is the next to achieve with Diamond being the top rank. The planning actually began in 1994. Many residents in the community helped accomplish this goal.
Originally the asphalt paving was to be finished by the Open Streets Hutchinson event, but it has been delayed due to weather and other issues. The paving is now scheduled to be finished between Hutch and Winsted by Spring 2016. Once it is complete the official ribbon cutting will take place.