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...

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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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...

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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...

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June Dollar Per Rider Events

June 1, 2019

There are many ways to enjoy the spring cycling weather and give back while you ride; we invite you to check out this month’s $1 per Rider Events! The organizers of these rides have pledged to donate $1 to LMB for every person who registers for their event. Those dollars add up quickly and help...

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Governor’s Fitness Award

May 13, 2019

Presented by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports and the Michigan Fitness Foundation, the Governor’s Fitness Awards (GFA) recognize communities, organizations, and individuals who inspire healthy choices. Nominated by Michiganders, the GFA finalists are then selected by a panel of judges and announced each spring. This year, GFA finalists were recognized on...

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May Dollar Per Rider Events

May 1, 2019

There are many ways to enjoy the spring cycling weather and give back while you ride; we invite you to check out this month’s $1 per Rider Events! The organizers of these rides have pledged to donate $1 to LMB for every person who registers for their event. Those dollars add up quickly and help...

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