Freedom on Wheels

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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...

Micro-Grant in Action: TART Trails, Inc.

October 17, 2018

Recycle-A-Bicycle Program –  Traverse City, MI For the first time ever, LMB helped to foster the growth of bicycling initiatives around the state with the launch of a Micro-Grant Program. The response to the program was overwhelming. This year, LMB was able to narrow down the applicants to ten amazing organizations with unique programs that promote...

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Micro-Grant in Action: PEAC

October 17, 2018

Summer Cycling Program – Yspilanti, MI For the first time ever, LMB helped to foster the growth of bicycling initiatives around the state with the launch of a Micro-Grant Program. The response to the program was overwhelming. This year, LMB was able to narrow down the applicants to ten amazing organizations with unique programs that promote...

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Micro-Grant in Action: Pedal Holland

October 17, 2018

8th Street Pop-Up Bike Lanes –  Holland, MI For the first time ever, LMB helped to foster the growth of bicycling initiatives around the state with the launch of a Micro-Grant Program. The response to the program was overwhelming. This year, LMB was able to narrow down the applicants to ten amazing organizations with unique programs...

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Micro-Grant in Action: Norte!

October 17, 2018

Estrellas Balance Bike Program –  Traverse City, MI For the first time ever, LMB helped to foster the growth of bicycling initiatives around the state with the launch of a Micro-Grant Program. The response to the program was overwhelming. This year, LMB was able to narrow down the applicants to ten amazing organizations with unique programs...

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Micro-Grant in Action: Lansing Bike Co-op

October 17, 2018

 For the first time ever, LMB helped to foster the growth of bicycling initiatives around the state with the launch of a Micro-Grant Program. The response to the program was overwhelming. This year, LMB was able to narrow down the applicants to ten amazing organizations with unique programs that promote bicycling or bicycling safety in...

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Micro-Grant in Action: Bike Friendly Soo

October 5, 2018

Bike Friendly Soo (BFS), a Sault St. Marie-based organization, received a Micro-Grant fund for their bike rodeo to provide helmets to outfit children in their community. BFS along with Lake Superior State University and Sault Police Department were pleased to inform us of the overall positive outcome of their recent bike safety rodeo which was...

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New Roadway Safety Law Goes Into Effect Today

September 27, 2018

Starting today, September 27, 2018, drivers must give a minimum of 3-feet of room while passing bicyclists on Michigan roadways. The new Public Acts were passed with overwhelming bipartisan support and were signed into law by Governor Snyder on June, 29 2018. PA 279 of 2018 requires a motorist attempting to overtake a bicyclist traveling...

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Michigan’s Safe Passing Law FAQ

July 23, 2018

Last Update: 8/7/2018 On June 29, 2018, Governor Snyder Signed HB 4265 (Hughes), 4185 (Bizon), and 4198 (Alexander) into law. PA 279 and 280 of 2018 require motorists to give three feet of space as they pass bicyclists on the roadways. PA 277 of 2018 improves drivers education in Michigan to put a greater emphasis...

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