The Mower Gang Is Quite Busy
Every Other Wednesday Evening
The Mower Gang mows every other Wednesday after work. These events are organized using our Facebook page. It is usually a Facebook event on our Facebook page. A post like this will usually garner about 20-25 really nice people and we can usually mow 1 HUGE park or 2-3 smaller ones. Click here to see if anything is going on...
The Craftsman Motown Mowdown
On the Saturday of the weekend BEFORE Memorial Day Weekend we hold an annual 12 hour mow-a-thon. It is be sorta like LeMans but slower. We mow as many parks as we can in a 12 hour period from 10AM-10PM. It is our largest event of they year. You can find it listed on our the events page on Facebook. It is amazing how much work we can get done in that period. Usually more than 10 parks are mowed and cleaned up. A great start to the summer season for kids and families in Detroit.
We usually plan one larger event per month but we always mow every other Wednesday. Some Wednesdays are big events and others are just a mowing thing. Events include some type of event or contest and are more elaborate. Just like a biker rally, we can have a cookout, a nighttime event, a chain saw party, a bonfire, scavenger hunt, maze mowing, all sorts of things are possible at these events. These events are planned using the “Events” tab on our facebook page. While weekly mows usually just involve hard work and the reward of a job well done, the monthly events are usually more fun and thus more attractive to friends and families. A typical event will have 20-40 people, sometimes more. Click here and it might bring you to the correct place.
Future Plans and Goals:
This will be our Fourth year and it looks like a good one. We are starting off the year with some great publicity with an appearance on Bizarre Foods and Parts Unknown with Anthony Bourdain. Without getting into specifics, (specific events will be listed on the Facebook page) the gang plans to get out there and make sure the kids of Detroit have outdoor places to play. Our two main parks are Dorais Playground (and the velodrome there) and O-Shea Playground. Dorais has a velodrome and a very large garden, O-Shea has a tall-grass maze that we have created and maintain. We will try our best to keep these two large parks in great repair this year. We also try to branch out and mow 6 or so other playgrounds. In these cases we don’t often mow areas as large as a football field, but we try to make sure the playground area is mowed and is visible from the street and from nearby houses.
The Mower Gang is Sponsored by Vibrators.com because Tom, the mower gang founder (leader?) owns Vibrators.com.
Craftsman is a big sponsor as well. They donated a bunch of tools and equipment to our group to help us out.
BulletSafe provides some of our gang members with Bulletproof vests to keep us safe.