Three photos of Marc VanOtteren, a tall young man with sandy blond hair, wearing a cycling jersey, in casual clothes, and riding a road bike with friends.

In Memory: Marc Van Otteren

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On Sunday, April 5, Marc Van Otteren was tragically killed in a crash while bicycling in Kent County. We don’t yet know the full details, but have heard that he was riding safely on the shoulder when he was struck from behind and killed by the driver of a pickup. Marc was a tremendously friendly and...

A message from Executive Director John Lindenmayer

May 19, 2020

This year has been hard for all of us. I’m confident that LMB can rise to the challenge, because LMB has overcome major setbacks in the past. I’d like to share a story with you from the start of my time with the organization. I joined LMB in 2004, as an eager Administrative Assistant. This...

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A message from the board

April 30, 2020

We hope this message finds you well. The LMB board had our quarterly board meeting by video conference this past weekend. While it’s normally a time for fun and laughs along with future plans, this was a time for some difficult decisions. Our original intent was to adopt our new three-year strategic plan, an ambitious...

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A message from our Director of Tours

April 28, 2020

Fellow cyclists, We’re writing to share some difficult news. The board and staff of the League of Michigan Bicyclists decided to take a very hard step: we are canceling our in-person tours for 2020 and transferring all registrations to 2021, unless otherwise requested. This includes HUB Fest, Sunrise Adventure, MUP, and Shoreline West. While this...

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Bicycle repair allowed to resume!

April 25, 2020

In the midst of a terrible pandemic, we got some good news: our advocacy worked! Thank you so much to our members, those who took action by signing our letter, and especially to all those who supported our advocacy through financial contributions. In the governor’s latest Executive Order 2020-59, bicycle maintenance and repair are specifically called...

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A Heartfelt Message from Allison Quast

April 17, 2020

While it’s come with some unexpected challenges, I’m excited to be LMB’s new Development Director. I come with long family ties in the bicycle world, including running my family’s bike shop in Mt. Pleasant for the past 12 years. Recently I worked with the family of Marc Van Otteren to set up a memorial page...

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Three photos of Marc VanOtteren, a tall young man with sandy blond hair, wearing a cycling jersey, in casual clothes, and riding a road bike with friends.

In Memory: Marc Van Otteren

April 10, 2020

On Sunday, April 5, Marc Van Otteren was tragically killed in a crash while bicycling in Kent County. We don’t yet know the full details, but have heard that he was riding safely on the shoulder when he was struck from behind and killed by the driver of a pickup. Marc was a tremendously friendly and...

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Time to Go Solo

March 16, 2020

Fellow cyclists, this is an unusual – even unprecedented – time in our history of riding together in Michigan. K-12 schools are closed; bars, theaters, gyms, and casinos are closing today; restaurants are ending dine-in service; and groups throughout Michigan are reassessing whether it is safe to gather. At LMB, we canceled our in-person strategic feedback sessions...

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LMB and Coronavirus/COVID-19

March 13, 2020

Update: March 16, 2020 at 1:45 p.m. Time to go solo. LMB does not support or endorse any club, team, group, or social rides during this time period.  Read our full statement. March 13, 2020 at 4:45 p.m. League of Michigan Bicyclists appreciate your support of our advocacy efforts to make Michigan bicycling better by...

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Our draft strategic plan for 2020-2022

February 28, 2020

Approaching our 40th year of existence, LMB is changing with the times. We’re guided by our history and ready to move in exciting new directions, reflected in an updated mission statement, a refined vision, and an ambitious strategic plan for 2020-2022 that puts them into action. The reason for the shift? More and more, we...

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Dollar Per Rider Spotlight: Dirty Donut

February 14, 2020

LMB is starting a Spotlight series of feature articles on Dollar Per Rider events. Would you like to be featured? Contact Matt at matt@lmb.org. Plan to provide a short write-up and at least two photos! Dirty Donut by Dan Frazier Like many cyclists, Dan Frazier started cycling to try to lose some weight and get into...

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