Michael Betzold

Longtime Detroit journalist and former Detroit Free Press reporter Michael Betzold rides his recumbent bike to Belle Isle most mornings but says he was booted from the park for 24 hours this May for protesting the Grand Prix.  


Oppose efforts to turn Belle Isle into a veritable racetrack

September 14, 2017 | Michael Betzold

The DNR is poised to renew a contract for Grand Prix races that turn much of the beloved island into a concrete barrier during the spring.