What you missed (if you missed Advocacy Day) and how you can help

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Dear friends and fellow bicyclists, It’s spring at last, and I find myself taking off to ride every chance I get, relishing a little sunshine and warmth after a long Michigan winter. The first few bike rides of the spring remind me how grateful I am for the upcoming warm season, but I also notice...

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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Doing the work for a better climate

March 3, 2022

Photo: Barret Kaltz, submitted to the 2021 LMB Photo Contest When I get on my bike instead of starting up a car, I feel that I’m doing my part. It’s not just for my personal health and wellbeing, but also for the wellbeing of our planet. With every mile I commute to the store, to...

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LMB seeking candidates for upcoming board election

March 2, 2022

Fellow LMB Board members thanked Jim Carpenter for his service on the board with a cake in April 2019. As part of our efforts to live out our values, the League of Michigan Bicyclists is planning to expand our board from 12 up to as many as 15 members. We anticipate filling three to five...

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The future of beautiful bike rides depends on you.

February 14, 2022

Photo: Barret Kaltz, submitted to the 2021 LMB Photo Contest One of my favorite parts of our usual route for the Shoreline West bike tour is the south shore of Little Traverse Bay. The trail winds high along the bluffs, with a broad view out over the water of sailboats scattered across the bay, a...

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Tours 2022 Update

February 7, 2022

LMB Tours 2022  HUBfest – Canceled  Sunrise Adventure, June 17-19 MUP, July 9-16 Michigander, July 26-31 Shoreline West, August 6-13 Welcome back to tours in 2022! We are excited to have you join us this year. Registration will open as follows: Deferred  2020/2021 riders-  02/01/22 at 9:oo am EST (spots held for you until 03/01/22)...

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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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LMB is Hiring an Education Director

December 2, 2021

The League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB) seeks a passionate bicyclist to serve as Education Director. This full-time position oversees LMB’s education programming to coordinate bicycle safety and promotion efforts, including the management of an ongoing traffic safety grant from the Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP). LMB is located along the scenic River Trail in Lansing....

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