Making Michigan Bicycling Better T-shirts
- Gildan Softstyle 4.5 oz preshrunk jersey knit
- 35% cotton/65% polyester
- Seamless double-needle 3/4" collar
- Taped neck and shoulders
- Rolled forward shoulders for better fit
- Double needle sleeves and bottom hem
LMB logo on front/"Making Michigan Bicycling Better" silk screened on back between shoulders just below neckline.
Sizes Small - XXL
(Athletic Cut, see sizing chart for details)
Available in four colors:
- Heather Military Green
- Heather Royal Blue
- Heather Gray
- Heather Purple
$17 LMB Members
$20 Non LMB Members
Prices include shipping and handling.
Annually, League of Michigan Bicyclists recognizes Michigan bicyclists that embody the mission of LMB in our work to promote and advance bicycling across the state. The 2015 award recipients were honored at a luncheon on the Capitol Lawn during the Lucinda Means Bicycle Advocacy Day held on May 20.
Please join us in congratulating our 2015 honorees for their leadership and dedication:
Bicycle Advocate Award
Bob Krzewinski (Ypsilanti)
Bob is a dedicated advocate for equitable transportation options. Bob, 61, has been a Ypsilanti resident since 1985, a US Navy veteran (1973-79) and is a retired 30-year airline captain. He has a legacy of organizations that he has either founded or helped them increase bicycling access and safety in Michigan: board member and secretary of the Washtenaw Biking and Walking Coalition (he co-founded the organization), founder of the Wolver-Bent Recumbent Cyclists, founder and current board member and chair of Friends of the Border To Border Trail, member of the Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission, Greenways Advisory Committee, chair of the City of Ypsilanti Non-Motorized Advisory Committee, secretary to City of Ypsilanti Parks & Recreation Commission and coordinator of Ypsilanti Bike-Bus-Walk Week. He is also a member of various bicycle-related groups, including: League of Michigan Bicyclists, Michigan Trails & Greenway Alliance, Rails To Trails Conservancy, League of American Bicyclists and Bike Ypsi. He is also working to garner a bicycle-friendly city award for the City of Ypsilanti. If that wasn’t enough, this year, Bob became a volunteer for Programs to Educate All Cyclists (or PEAC), and regularly attends mechanic nights. The staff at PEAC say his expertise and dedication have been irreplaceable to the mechanic team!
Jeana-Dee Allen is thrilled to join the League of Michigan Bicyclists' team as Communications and Development
Coordinator. She is a bicyclist and creator, as well as an award winning photojournalist and active community leader. Her love of bicycles began in her hometown of Flint, MI. Biking was her primary mode of transportation. It connected her to neighbors and community, and increased her access to educational opportunities and after school programs. She loves the kind of relationships bicycling can create, whether it's two people on a tandem, a group ride, or a community participating in a Slow Roll. She is looking forward to helping LMB grow.
Jeana-Dee moved to the Lansing area as an undergraduate student at Michigan State University. Her majors included American Sign Language, studio art and anthropology. She graduated with high honors in journalism. She returned to MSU as a graduate student and finished her Master of Arts in Education in December 2014. Her research focused on educational technology and its role in community building and civic engagement.
She is coming to the League of Michigan Bicyclists with more than five years of nonprofit experience. Most recently she was Education Director at REACH Studio Art Center. She worked with a team to coordinate an almost $1 million facility renovation and expansion campaign. She also served two terms with AmeriCorps VISTA (a domestic Peace Corps) and helped combat poverty through increasing educational access to underserved youth. She also worked as a photojournalist for newspapers throughout Michigan, including The Flint Journal, The Jackson Citizen Patriot and as a freelancer for The Detroit Free Press.
Jeana-Dee owns four bicycles and all of them have stories: 1.) A hot pink fixed gear, "Birthday Girl," which she built out of a frame she found in a dumpster 2.) A yellow 1950s Columbia tandem bicycle, an engagement gift and "lesson in how to communicate clearly" 3.) A 1970s Schwinn road bike, which she rode across the east coast of the US as she volunteered at organic farms 4.) An Asian import of indeterminate age, a gift for teaching English to a Japanese grandmother. She would love to tell you these and many other bicycle stories. Please ask!
In her spare time, she volunteers throughout Lansing to increase accessibility to the arts. She is Artistic Director for The Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle, a music and theatrical performance group. She is also co-founder of The Robin Theatre, a community-engaged public art space in REO Town Lansing.
Join, give a gift membership and/or Donate to LMB Today!
Give the Gift of Better Bicycling
Help grow the voice for better bicycling in Michigan by purchasing a LMB gift membership today! Fellow club members, race teammates, tour partners, commuting companions, ice cream social cruisers - however your friends prefer to pedal, help us unite cyclists across the state behind a common goal of making Michigan a more bicycle-friendly state.
LMB's ability to successfully advocate for bicycle-friendly policies, better places to ride, and improved driver/bicyclist education is a direct result of the support we receive from members across the state. There is great strength in numbers, and each membership builds LMB's clout and amplifies the grassroots voice of Michigan bicyclists behind our mission of promoting bicycling and the safety of bicyclists on Michigan roadways.
When you purchase a gift membership, not only are you supporting LMB's mission, but you’ll also be entered to
win a $50 gift membership from our friends at American Cycle and Fitness.
How does the Membership Challenge work?
- Pick up to 5 friends to purchase gift memberships for.
- Notify them by email/social media about how awesome you are for investing in a membership in their name (We’ll also notify them about your awesomeness with a LMB welcome packet).
- Encourage them to participate in the membership challenge as well. New members can 'pay it forward' by purchasing gift memberships for their own cycling comrades (think Ice Bucket Challenge!) at LMB.org/memberchallenge.
- And don't forget to make sure your LMB membership is up to date while your at it.
- Kick back and crack a celebratory beverage - you earned it! Thank you for helping to make Michigan a more bicycle-friendly state one membership at a time. Cheers from LMB!
table listing on our website, we have uploaded a downloadable PDF version. The Ride Calendar is mailed to Michigan bike shops and all current members in February. If you are not a current member, we encourage you to join today! You can also request a Ride Calendar to be mailed to you by filling out our Michigan bicycle tourism packet request form.The 2015 Michigan Ride Calendar is now available. In addition to the
2015 marks the 31st year that LMB has coordinated and distributed this comprehensive calendar of Michigan cycling events. Since 1984 the Ride Calendar has been an essential resource for event organizers to promote their rides and charity events and has become the "go-to" resource cyclists use to plan the riding season.
Our sincere appreciation also goes out to all of event organizers across the state. We especially want to highlight the 65 events participating in our $1 Per Rider Program in 2015. We are extremely grateful for their generosity. These events donate $1 on behalf of each event participant in support of LMB's efforts to promote bicycling and increase the safety of bicyclists on Michigan roadways. This financial support provides LMB essential funding to advocate for a more bicycle-friendly Michigan. Please look for $1 Per Rider Events highlighted throughout the publication.
In addition to supporting our $1 Per Rider partners, we hope you will support us directly by riding with LMB in 2015. LMB Bicycle Tours are the largest single funding source for our education, advocacy, and promotion efforts in support of better bicycling in Michigan. For 28 years LMB has hosted multi-day bicycle tours – from weekend to weeklong fully supported events. In addition to supporting our work at the State Capitol on behalf of all cyclists in Michigan, our tours give riders the opportunity to enjoy Michigan's magnificent scenery, visit unique local communities and businesses and pedal past charming towns, picturesque countryside, and historic Great Lakes lighthouses.
LMB would like to thank all of our 2014 donors, especially our Challenge Fund donors who helped inspire many new gifts, making our 2014 year-end campaign our most successful campaign to date. With your generosity, we were able to raise over $63,000 from a combination of direct donations and $1 Per Rider events. We sincerely appreciate each and every donor for supporting LMB's continued efforts to make Michigan a more bicycle-friendly state.
Every effort has been made to carefully review our donor lists and provide credit to those who chose to have their names published. If you find an error, however, please contact us at (517) 334-9100 or
If you would still like to make a donation to support our work to improve bicycling in Michigan, please visit our secure donation page or just call the LMB office.
League of Michigan Bicyclists'
2015 Bicycle Tour Schedule:
Sunrise Bicycle Tour - June 19-21
MUP (Michigan Upper Peninsula) - July 12-18
Shoreline West Bicycle Tour - August 2-8
Pedal & Paddle - September 18-20
The League of Michigan Bicyclists host bicycle tours for three reasons:
- To promote bicycling tourism and show off the beauty of Michigan.
- To demonstrate that bicyclists can ride responsibly and Share the Roads
- To financially support LMB's advocacy and education efforts.
The League of Michigan Bicyclists has hosted multi-day bicycle tours for 28 years! LMB's Bicycle Tours - from weekend tours to week-long fully supported tours - show that bicycle touring is a healthy, enjoyable activity. Our annual tours give riders, from around the state and beyond, the opportunity to enjoy Michigan's magnificent scenery, visit unique local communities and businesses and pedal past charming towns, picturesque countryside, historic Great Lakes lighthouses and the abundant natural beauty of Michigan.
Tour proceeds are a major funding source for LMB's mission of promoting bicycling and safety of bicyclists on Michigan roadways and ensure that bicycle advocacy professionals are protecting your rights and working to educate the government and public about the benefits of cycling and the rights of bicyclists.
There are approximately two million bicyclists in Michigan, plus all our wonderful out-of-state guests who enjoy touring in Michigan. We all know there is great strength when we all pedal together! Supporting LMB aligns you with bicyclists throughout Michigan to become part of an effective grassroots advocacy organization. Whether you are a tourist, racer, recreational rider, mountain biker or commuter, LMB represents your right to safe bicycling conditions.
Driver’s education will now include lessons on bicycle and motorcycle awareness
Lansing (October 14, 2014) – This morning Governor Snyder signed Public Act 317, the Nathan Bower Act into law. The new law adds information about bicycle and motorcycle awareness to Michigan driver’s education curriculum, and emphasizes the importance of motorists being aware of their surroundings while driving.
The bill (HB 5438) saw broad bipartisan support in the Legislature, collecting 89 out of 110 House co-sponsors before passing unanimously in both the House and Senate. LMB played a leading roll in ushering the bills through both chambers by organizing supportive testimony before the House and Senate Committees on Transportation and urging LMB members to contact their legislators.
The Nathan Bower Act is named after 19-year-old motorcyclist Nathan Bower who was tragically killed in a motor vehicle-motorcycle crash in 2009. The legislation was signed into law by Governor Snyder on October 14th to honor Nathan Bower’s birthday. The Bower Family, along with LMB, ABATE, PEAC and others, played an instrumental roll in advancing the legislation swiftly through the House and Senate.
“This is a great day for Michigan bicyclists and motorcyclists. Nathan’s Law is a significant first step in making Michigan roads safer for all users and will help reduce bicycle injuries and fatalities in our state,” said John Lindenmayer, League of Michigan Bicyclists Advocacy and Policy Director. “LMB is grateful the Michigan Legislature recognizes our state needs to do a better job educating motorists on how to safely share the road with cyclists.”
Education is a key component to making roads safer for cyclists and motorcyclists, but currently most driver’s education instructors gloss over the topic due to time constraints in the curriculum. In 2013, 27 bicyclists were killed in Michigan, a 35% increase from 2012 according to the Office of Highway Safety Planning. Additionally, 1,479 bicyclists were injured during that time frame. Furthermore, Michigan bicyclists often report being physically and verbally harassed by drivers.
“We hope this support will carry over to another package of legislation we’ve been working on for vulnerable roadway users,” Lindenmayer went on to say. “In concert with Nathan’s Law, these common sense bills (HB 4792 and HB 5080) would create enhanced awareness of cyclists, pedestrians and wheelchair users. Yet, despite the bills passing unanimously out of committee, and hearing from over 1,100 bicyclists this summer, Speaker Bolger has refused to schedule the bills for a floor vote.”
"Nathan's law is one important step to protecting those who share the road with automobiles,” said State Representative Terry Brown (D-Pigeon) who sponsored the legislation. “All of us who are behind the wheel are responsible for being aware that we hold the lives of others in our hands as we drive. I appreciate the hard work of so many individuals and organizations and the bipartisan manner that has led to the governor's signing of this law on Nathan's birthday."
LMB hopes that the passage of the Nathan Bower Act signals an important change, where Michigan lawmakers and citizens realize and embrace the fact that motorists, motorcyclists, and bicyclists all have the right to use Michigan roads, and that everyone deserves to be protected.
LMB encourages all bicyclists and drivers to review basic tips on how to share the road by taking the Share Michigan Roads safety pledge at www.shareMIroads.org.
The LMB board and staff would also like to thank the Bower Family and all of our coalition partners who worked with us in support of Nathan's Law. We also would like to extend a special thank you to State Representative Terry Brown for sponsoring HB 5438 and we extend our deepest appreciation to the entire Michigan Legislature for supporting the legislation.
We encourage our members to take a moment to send a short thank you note to your Representative and Senator for voting in favor of HB 5438.
Interview with bill sponsor Terry Brown: ABC 12 – WJRT – Flint, MI