Seeking trainers with law enforcement experience

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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 and pedestrian community safety training for law enforcement officials.  LMB is looking for a couple of subcontractors to assist with these trainings. These individuals MUST have a minimum of 3-5...

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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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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