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State of the Bike: Advocacy, Awards, and Action

May 21, 2024

We are so grateful for all of the passionate bicyclists who were able to join together last week at the Capitol for our Bicycle and Trail Advocacy Day! In this message, I’d like to fill you in on what happened, celebrate the winners of our Annual Awards, share the impact on our lawmakers, and ask for...

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Join us for Advocacy Day on May 14

May 3, 2024

Photo: David Marvin Bicycle and Trail Advocacy Day is coming soon on May 14, where we’ll gather at the Capitol, meet with legislators, and ask them to pass laws that improve life through bicycling. I’m writing to give you a quick update on where things stand with our plans for the day and priority issues....

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Good Times at the 2024 National Bike Summit

April 30, 2024

Last month, LMB’s Gina Apone and Anu Jawanda had the incredible opportunity to attend the League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike Summit in Washington, DC, where they immersed themselves in a week filled with inspiration, education, and advocacy. From engaging keynote speakers to enlightening breakout sessions, they delved into topics crucial to advancing cycling initiatives...

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How to put LMB victories to work in your community

April 17, 2024

It’s a great time to be a Michigan bicyclist. Thanks to the support of LMB members like you and your hard work as an advocate, we’re celebrating three recent victories and looking forward to more! This wouldn’t have happened without you, and now I’m turning to you for the next step. I want to share...

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LMB’s comment to the Governor’s Traffic Safety Advisory Commission

April 12, 2024

LMB offered the following public comment in advance of the March 19, 2024 meeting of the Governor’s Traffic Safety Advisory Commission: March 14, 2024 Dear members of the Governors Traffic Safety Advisory Commission: In my capacity as the Communications and Advocacy Director of the League of Michigan Bicyclists, I have closely followed our state’s efforts...

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Welcome, Joanie Towarnicky!

March 29, 2024

We’re so pleased to welcome Joanie Towarnicky to the League of Michigan Bicyclists!  Joanie is a MI Healthy Climate Corps member working with LMB. She has an extensive background in business and volunteering including Habitat for Humanity, Flint Community School Board and tutoring for a GED program.  Joanie is a founder and President of Friends...

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Spoke’N Speaker Series Returns for 2024

March 8, 2024

We’re excited to announce the return of the Spoke’N Speaker Series for 2024, with lunch-hour zoom sessions sharing best practices and advice on bicycle topics! This program is designed to equip all cyclists, novice to experienced, with the tools and knowledge to ride safely and confidently. Schedule: Session 1 (April 10) – Overview of Bike Organizations...

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LMB’s Letter to MI Senate Committee on SB 682

February 14, 2024

LMB offered testimony yesterday to the MI Senate Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on two bills. We support HB 4012 for a more flexible process to set safe speed limits, and oppose SB 682 which would set a blanket 15 mph speed limit for bikes on Mackinac Island. Communications and Advocacy Director Matt Penniman also...

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Congrats to our 2023 Better Bicycling Grant Recipients

February 6, 2024

We’re thrilled to share the awardees of LMB’s 2023 Better Bicycling Grants (formerly Micro Grants). The League of Michigan Bicyclists is expanding access to bicycling through our two granting programs, Better Bicycling Grants and Trailblazing Grants. These programs provide funds to bike shops, mountain bike associations, municipalities, community groups, and other nonprofits that are improving the...

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Bent Rim Bugle – Issue 90

January 25, 2024

  In this issue: Introduction MMBA Presents: Fundamental Mountain Bike Skills Clinics From Transplant to Triumph: Camille Frede’s Inspiring Journey to the Iceman Cometh Challenge (Gina Apone) North Country National Scenic Trail Officially Deemed a National Park (Gina Apone) Childhood Independent Mobility: Who’s on the Move? (Cody Sovis) Introducing Toddler Adventure Cycling (Jessica Holton) Welcome...

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