Bell’s Bike: Larry Bell on Bicycling, Brewing, and Life After Beer

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LMB was grateful to sit down for a Zoom interview with Larry Bell, founder of Bell’s Brewery, for a chat about his origin story: the bike trip that first brought him to Kalamazoo and the brewery that made history. Larry sold the company at the end of 2021 and is no longer involved with operations,...

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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Michigan Bicyclist Mini: Volume 1, Issue 2

January 18, 2024

In this issue: Introduction From Bikes to Kidneys: Tracy Besek’s Remarkable Generosity (Gina Apone) Asking for Protected Bike Lanes in Grand Rapids (Arielle Leipham Ellis) Doing the Most with Compost (Zoë Bakker) Exploring E-Bike & Trail Etiquette with TART Trails (Jonny Tornga, TART Trails Outreach Coordinator) Welcome to New LMB Lifetime Member Throwback Art –...

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VRU Bills in the News

December 19, 2023

Thanks to MIRS for interviewing LMB staff for the following story, and for granting us permission to republish it here! Wheels Turn Again On Stiffer Penalties For Drivers Who Hit Bicyclists, Pedestrians By Samantha Shriber Original publication date: Dec. 15, 2023 The wheels are turning again on legislation to charge motorists with a $7,500, 15-year...

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