A message from the board

April 30, 2020

We hope this message finds you well. The LMB board had our quarterly board meeting by video conference this past weekend. While it’s normally a time for fun and laughs along with future plans, this was a time for some difficult decisions. Our original intent was to adopt our new three-year strategic plan, an ambitious...

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A message from our Director of Tours

April 28, 2020

Fellow cyclists, We’re writing to share some difficult news. The board and staff of the League of Michigan Bicyclists decided to take a very hard step: we are canceling our in-person tours for 2020 and transferring all registrations to 2021, unless otherwise requested. This includes HUB Fest, Sunrise Adventure, MUP, and Shoreline West. While this...

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Bicycle repair allowed to resume!

April 25, 2020

In the midst of a terrible pandemic, we got some good news: our advocacy worked! Thank you so much to our members, those who took action by signing our letter, and especially to all those who supported our advocacy through financial contributions. In the governor’s latest Executive Order 2020-59, bicycle maintenance and repair are specifically called...

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A Heartfelt Message from Allison Quast

April 17, 2020

While it’s come with some unexpected challenges, I’m excited to be LMB’s new Development Director. I come with long family ties in the bicycle world, including running my family’s bike shop in Mt. Pleasant for the past 12 years. Recently I worked with the family of Marc Van Otteren to set up a memorial page...

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Three photos of Marc VanOtteren, a tall young man with sandy blond hair, wearing a cycling jersey, in casual clothes, and riding a road bike with friends.

In Memory: Marc Van Otteren

April 10, 2020

On Sunday, April 5, Marc Van Otteren was tragically killed in a crash while bicycling in Kent County. We don’t yet know the full details, but have heard that he was riding safely on the shoulder when he was struck from behind and killed by the driver of a pickup. Marc was a tremendously friendly and...

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