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Bike Safety and the Hierarchy of Controls

January 15, 2022

Bike safety is a broad and complex topic, and one way of approaching it in a systematic manner is by using the Hierarchy of Controls. The following explanation by “journalist and lifelong bike lover” Peter Flax (re-published here with permission) is one of the better ones I’ve seen. A bike helmet, correctly worn, can save your...

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LMB tours in 2022

January 6, 2022

LMB is working hard to get our tours back up and running in 2022, including final COVID safety protocols and requirements. We are so excited to welcome you back on our bicycle tours, and we’re thrilled to announce that LMB is taking over management of the Michigander tour, with a new and exciting trail-based route...

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Get ready to roll for the 2022 Ride Calendar

October 29, 2021

We’re excited to announce the timeline for next year’s Ride Calendar! This will be our 38th annual calendar… and after the last two years, it’s great to look forward to a slightly more predictable season of riding together. Whether you’re organizing a ride that you’d like to list in the calendar, planning to purchase an...

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Ten Tips for Your Bike Commute

September 7, 2021

On Friday, Sept. 3, we asked LMB followers on Facebook, “What’s the first tip you would offer to someone commuting by bike?” Out of the 170 comments we received, here are ten great suggestions to keep in mind. Inspired? You can join us throughout September for the Bike it! Commuter Challenge! Avoid distractions. 1. “Don’t...

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Let’s roll.

September 1, 2021

Hello! Allow me to introduce myself: I’m Nicky Bates, the new Development and Membership Director for the League of Michigan Bicyclists. I’ve been bicycling regularly since 2015, but mostly for exercise. Since joining LMB, I’ve made an effort to put down the bibs and use my bike for commuting around Detroit, to the coffee shop,...

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Benefits of a Bike Commute

August 18, 2021

While the Bike it! Commuter Challenge is a way to directly support LMB, commuting has a multitude of benefits on its own. Here are a few reasons we support riding your bike to school, work, shopping, and anywhere else! It’s clean. Bicycles get you to work (or wherever you’re going) without polluting. Cleaner air means...

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Five Commuter Tips

August 16, 2021

As our Bike It! challenge draws closer, we’re going to share some commuting tips and tricks – from route planning, to safety and goal-setting – and here are five to start.  Brush up on bike laws:  While bicyclists can often choose to ride on roads or sidewalks in Michigan, those who ride on motorways must...

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Request for Proposals: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Consultant

August 6, 2021

Goal The League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB) continues to strive to be a more inclusive, equitable, and diverse organization and do our part to dismantle the systems in our community that perpetuate inequity.  LMB seeks an experienced DEI Consultant to work with the staff and the board of directors to help implement policies, practices, programs, benchmarks, and organizational...

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Announcing the launch of Bike Wave

July 28, 2021

We’re excited to announce the launch of Bike Wave, a new program which will offer Michigan cities the opportunity to try out protected bike lanes and curb extensions. This project was one of only 244 grantees selected from across all 50 states for the 2021 AARP Community Challenge grant. Thanks to the support of AARP,...

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LMB is Hiring a Development and Membership Director

June 8, 2021

SUMMARY League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB) seeks a dynamic, experienced professional to join our team as Development and Membership Director. This is a full-time position based in our headquarters in Lansing (with remote working opportunities). This position leads efforts to create and implement strategic fund development initiatives including donor stewardship and recognition, major and annual...

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