United States of Bikes and LMB’s 2020 virtual tours

Read More

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...

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more
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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

Freedom on Wheels

July 5, 2019

Travelogue of a First-Time Shoreline West Rider, by DeEtte Starr from the Summer 2019 issue of Michigan Bicyclist My bike odometer read 452 miles at the start of the League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB) Shoreline West Bicycle Tour. This was visible testimony to my training for the nearly 400-mile, six-day ride. With a complex route...

Read more

I Love It When A Plan Comes Together.

June 10, 2019

There is this old TV show I used to watch growing up in the 80s. At the end of every episode, when the enemy was beaten and peace restored, one of the main characters would lean back in the shade, smile, and tell his team, “I love it when a plan comes together.” If you...

Read more