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,...

Micro-Grant in Action: Boston Square Community Bikes

October 17, 2017

Mechanical Apprenticeship Program – Grand Rapids, MI For the first time ever, LMB helped to foster the growth of bicycling initiatives around the state with the launch of a Micro-Grant Program. The response to the program was overwhelming. This year, LMB was able to narrow down the applicants to ten amazing organizations with unique programs...

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E-bikes Set For Hearing

September 5, 2017

Three bills regarding electric-assist bicycles, or e-bikes, are scheduled for a hearing in front of the House Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Committee tomorrow, September 6, 2017, at noon in Lansing. The bills, HB 4781, 4782, and 4783, will make amendments to the Michigan Vehicle Code (MVC) to establish three definitions and classifications for e-bikes and will outline conditions for lawfully operating...

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Shoreline West 2017 Recap

August 15, 2017

Over 470 riders joined together to celebrate 31 years of cycling along Lake Michigan’s beautiful coastline during our Shoreline West Bicycle Tour. Riders came from 27 states and as far as Honolulu, HI to cycle August 5-12. Cyclists who participated ranged in age from 11 to 80 years old. The tour began in Montague, MI, where...

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E-bike Law: What You Need To Know

August 11, 2017

On October 29, 2017, Governor Snyder signed LMB’s e-bike legislation into law!    This legislation, HB 4781, 4782, and 4783, amends the Michigan Vehicle Code (MVC) to clarify the definition of e-bikes and outlines where e-bikes can be ridden legally on Michigan roadways and trails. E-bike use has grown rapidly in Michigan creating an urgent need...

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MUP 2017 Recap

July 25, 2017

Over 170 riders joined together to cycle across Michigan’s Eastern, Upper Peninsula on July 9-15 during our Michigan Upper Peninsula Tour, known as the MUP Tour. Riders who participated were aged seven years old to 82 years young and came from 27 other states. The tour began in St.Ignace, MI, with a free-day that gave...

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Bikes and Beers

July 20, 2017

LMB and Kalamazoo Valley Ambucs have been chosen as the charity recipients of Michigan’s first Bikes and Beers event, sponsored by National Bikes and Beers and Bell’s Brewery. We invite you to try out Bikes and Beer’s 15 or 30-mile route and attend the Bell’s Brewery after party hosted at Bell’s. A percentage of the profits from the event’s registrations...

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Legislative Update: E-bikes

June 27, 2017

After a great response to our e-bike demonstration at Lucinda Means Advocacy Day, we have recently learned that the following legislation has been introduced: HB 4781 Introduced by Representative Holly Hughes on 6/20/2017; referred to Committee on Tourism and Outdoor Recreation. Allows for use of electric bicycles on certain trails. Amends 1994 PA 451 by amending section 72105...

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Sunrise Adventure 2017 Recap

June 21, 2017

Our Sunrise Adventure Tour wrapped up last weekend in the inviting city of Alpena, and was a success. Over the June 15-18 weekend, a total of 135 riders joined us, including six locals from Alpena and the furthest rider coming from from Marietta, Georgia. Cyclists chose from several routes of different lengths that lead them...

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HubFest 2017 Recap

June 5, 2017

This past weekend, June 10, LMB held our first ever Hadrian’s Ultimate Bicycle Fest (HUB Fest). Thank you to our title sponsor Brazeway and our volunteers for helping us to host 250 cyclists, in the charming city of Adrian. The average age of riders was 39 years old with our oldest being 76 and our youngest at...

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Take Action – Help Bicycle Legislation

May 5, 2017

Misinformation and misconceptions about the laws pertaining to bicyclists is still far too prevalent in Michigan. Just this week, LMB penned a Letter to the Editor in response to a MLive article that, though it had good intentions, spread potentially dangerous inaccurate information. Clear legislation, as well as enhancements to Michigan’s driver’s education curriculum, is needed in order to...

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