Announcing the launch of Bike Wave

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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,...

What now? The next steps for safer bicycling

August 6, 2022

It’s hard to sit with the heaviness that settles in after a tragic event. We feel helpless, like no action we can take will relieve the suffering of those that have experienced the tragedy first hand. As cyclists, we know the gnawing fear that comes with wondering if it will be us or our loved...

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On the tragic crash in Ionia County on July 30, 2022

August 1, 2022

The bicycling community is heartbroken for the families of Edward Erickson, 48, of Ann Arbor, and Michael Salhaney, 57, of Bloomfield Hills, who were killed on Saturday, July 30, 2022. We send our best wishes for the long road to recovery to those who were injured. This tragic crash should never have happened. It was no...

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Thanks to you, we’re closer than ever

June 24, 2022

(left to right) Matt Penniman, Communications and Advocacy Director at the League of Michigan Bicyclists; Jim Santilli, CEO of the Transportation Improvement Association; Senator Ruth Johnson; Laurel Zimmerman, mother of Ally Zimmerman; and Diane and Jim Freybler, parents of Jacob Freybler. What happened: The Senate Judiciary committee met Thursday morning and voted to advance the...

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B2V Tech: Will Beacons Make Bikes Safer?

May 13, 2022

In a cyclist’s ideal world, getting on a bicycle is completely risk-free. All vehicles coexist perfectly — there is no chance of a bump, crash, or fatality. Drivers are at all times aware of their surroundings, know exactly where and when to look for a cyclist, and have excellent cyclist-driver etiquette. Complete on-road harmony! If...

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Michigan State Awarded Gold Bike Friendly University Status

May 13, 2022

“Bicycling on campus allowed me to take my time into my own hands and quite honestly, in my opinion, it’s the most efficient way to commute,” Haley Dietz, recent MSU grad, reflected on her cycling experience at MSU. “But what kept me cycling on campus was the way the bike lane allows you to see...

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Striving Towards Diversity and Inclusion: Roots to Rise at LMB

May 13, 2022

As bicyclists, it can be easy to assume that what we do is simple and accessible. Many of us grow up cycling – we have access to the proper resources from a young age, and it becomes integrated easily into our lives. When something becomes second nature, it can feel like our experience is universal....

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Congrats to our 2022 Micro-Grant recipients!

May 3, 2022

To kick off Bike Month, we have some excellent news to share. This year, the League of Michigan Bicyclists was able to bring back our Micro-Grant Program after two years when we were unable to fund it due to the pandemic. We get to again lift up local bike groups across the state that are...

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Celebrating Earth Day with a victory for better bicycling

April 22, 2022

Background In February, Michigan’s draft climate plan was released. It didn’t have much to say about bicycling. We know that bicycling has a lot of environmental benefits for cleaner air, fewer emissions, and lower impact – and we know that it needs to be a safer, easier option in order for more people to choose...

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April Update on the Ride for Peace

April 8, 2022

The refugee crisis in Ukraine continues, and the team at World Central Kitchen (WCK) continues to feed people in Lviv, Zaporzhzhia, Kramatorsk, Odesa, Kharkiv, Irpin, Bucha, and in surrounding countries. The League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB) is offering a custom Ride for Peace jersey for a limited time to raise funds for WCK. Nicky and I...

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Request for Proposals: Bike and Pedestrian Safety Instructors

March 16, 2022

The League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB) has been awarded funding for FY 2022 through a grant from the Office of Highway Safety Planning.  The grant allows the LMB to carry out bicycle and pedestrian safety training programs for law enforcement officials as well as community members using a presentation specifically tailored for this audience.  Under...

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