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Ten Tips for Your Bike Commute

September 7, 2021

On Friday, Sept. 3, we asked LMB followers on Facebook, “What’s the first tip you would offer to someone commuting by bike?” Out of the 170 comments we received, here are ten great suggestions to keep in mind. Inspired? You can join us throughout September for the Bike it! Commuter Challenge! Avoid distractions. 1. “Don’t...

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Let’s roll.

September 1, 2021

Hello! Allow me to introduce myself: I’m Nicky Bates, the new Development and Membership Director for the League of Michigan Bicyclists. I’ve been bicycling regularly since 2015, but mostly for exercise. Since joining LMB, I’ve made an effort to put down the bibs and use my bike for commuting around Detroit, to the coffee shop,...

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Benefits of a Bike Commute

August 18, 2021

While the Bike it! Commuter Challenge is a way to directly support LMB, commuting has a multitude of benefits on its own. Here are a few reasons we support riding your bike to school, work, shopping, and anywhere else! It’s clean. Bicycles get you to work (or wherever you’re going) without polluting. Cleaner air means...

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Five Commuter Tips

August 16, 2021

As our Bike It! challenge draws closer, we’re going to share some commuting tips and tricks – from route planning, to safety and goal-setting – and here are five to start.  Brush up on bike laws:  While bicyclists can often choose to ride on roads or sidewalks in Michigan, those who ride on motorways must...

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Request for Proposals: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Consultant

August 6, 2021

Goal The League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB) continues to strive to be a more inclusive, equitable, and diverse organization and do our part to dismantle the systems in our community that perpetuate inequity.  LMB seeks an experienced DEI Consultant to work with the staff and the board of directors to help implement policies, practices, programs, benchmarks, and organizational...

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Announcing the launch of Bike Wave

July 28, 2021

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,...

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LMB is Hiring a Development and Membership Director

June 8, 2021

SUMMARY League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB) seeks a dynamic, experienced professional to join our team as Development and Membership Director. This is a full-time position based in our headquarters in Lansing (with remote working opportunities). This position leads efforts to create and implement strategic fund development initiatives including donor stewardship and recognition, major and annual...

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Bringing the Safety Stop to Michigan

May 13, 2021

What is the Safety Stop? Also known as the Idaho Stop, a Safety Stop law allows people on bikes to treat a stop sign as a yield sign, and in some states to treat a stop light as a stop sign. It’s already law in Idaho (since 1982), Delaware (2017), Arkansas (2019), Oregon (2019), Washington...

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Seeking instructors for the Bicycle Friendly Driver program

May 7, 2021

The League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB) has been awarded funding for FY 2021 from the Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP) to carry out bicycle safety education for local communities around the state of Michigan. We’re seeking instructors, so please share the info below with anyone in your community who may be interested! LMB is...

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Postponing Shoreline West, MUP and Sunrise Adventure 2021 to next year

February 27, 2021

Friends, We have some important news to share. It’s disappointing and frustrating, but it’s the only choice that feels right for us. LMB has decided to postpone our 2021 tours to next year. Our board and staff have shared many conversations and explored several scenarios. In the end, we came to the difficult decision that...

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