United States of Bikes and LMB’s 2020 virtual tours

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LMB had to cancel Shoreline West, MUP, Sunrise Adventure, and HUB Fest due to COVID-19. We miss riding with you in person, but we’re excited to announce three fun new events! These virtual rides support LMB’s Micro-Grant Program and the Brain Injury Association of Michigan’s “Think aHEAD” initiative to promote and distribute helmets for kids. You can support LMB and...

LMB Supports Vote Yes on Prop. 1

October 27, 2020

The League of Michigan Bicyclists supports Vote Yes on Proposal 1, along with our friends and allies at Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance, Michigan Environmental Council, TART Trails, and Detroit Greenways Coalition. Proposal 1 would enable additional investment in Michigan parks and trails, and create more opportunities for bicyclists to enjoy public lands. While there...

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The Legal Rights and Responsibilities of Michigan Bicyclists

July 8, 2020

It’s been in the works for a while, and we’re excited to announce a new release! Our latest educational video covers the legal rights and responsibilities of Michigan bicyclists for law enforcement. While its intended purpose is as a “Roll Call” video for officers to view and discuss before a shift, lots of people can...

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Think aHEAD

June 30, 2020

This year, LMB is partnering with the Brain Injury Association of Michigan and their Think aHEAD campaign to remind you: Wear a helmet. Save your brain. “If you’ll do anything to protect important devices like a smartphone and tablet, why wouldn’t you do the same for your most valuable possession: your brain?” Recently our Education...

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Bicycle Education at LMB

June 16, 2020

Educational programming is one of the most important things we do here at LMB. We work with children on how to safely ride a bike, with new drivers on how to safely share the roads, and with law enforcement on how to properly enforce laws that make us all safer. We are lucky to have...

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Ride smart, ride safe

June 11, 2020

As we put out the call to #GoSolo in March, several people have been asking us, “Is it safe to start group rides again?” There’s no “yes” or “no” answer to that question. We don’t have enough information to say for sure what is safe or unsafe. But we do know that some things are...

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What Cyclists Need to Know about No-Fault Changes

June 11, 2020

This article was originally posted on the Michigan Bicycle Law blog and is reproduced here with permission. The author, Bryan Waldman, is a board member of the League of Michigan Bicyclists.     Since 1973, Michigan has had a unique auto insurance system, commonly referred to as the Michigan Auto No-Fault Law. Many have praised...

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Bikes May Use Full Lane

June 8, 2020

While the pandemic has put a damper on some of our legislative advocacy, we were still successful in asking the governor to allow bike shops to reopen for no-contact sales and service. We were also successful, a few months ago, in obtaining official approval through MDOT for the use of the “Bikes May Use Full...

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United States of Bikes and LMB’s 2020 virtual tours

June 8, 2020

LMB had to cancel Shoreline West, MUP, Sunrise Adventure, and HUB Fest due to COVID-19. We miss riding with you in person, but we’re excited to announce three fun new events! These virtual rides support LMB’s Micro-Grant Program and the Brain Injury Association of Michigan’s “Think aHEAD” initiative to promote and distribute helmets for kids. You can support LMB and...

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Something that really happens.

June 3, 2020

Part of the League of Michigan Bicyclists’ new vision is: “Our streets and trails are safe and accessible to people of every age, race, gender, ability, and economic status.” But some Michigan bicyclists find our streets unsafe for reasons that are entirely different from distracted drivers or badly designed infrastructure but no less deadly. Some...

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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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