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2018 Year-End Campaign

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Fellow Cyclist, You have a lot to be proud of this year. With your fantastic support, participation, and encouragement, 2018 has been one of the best years ever for the League of Michigan Bicyclists. None of this would have been possible without the sustained, persistent advocacy of bicyclists and supporters like you. We need your...

New Roadway Safety Law Goes Into Effect Today

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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...

HB 4198 Passes Out of Committee

February 13, 2018

We are thrilled to share that the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure voted unanimously today in favor of our driver’s education improvement bill, HB 4198. The legislation, introduced by Representative Julie Alexander, would require at least one hour of driver’s education classroom instruction to include laws pertaining to bicycles, motorcycles, and other vulnerable roadway users,...

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Micro-Grant in Action: Boston Square Community Bikes

October 17, 2017

Mechanical Apprenticeship Program – Grand Rapids, 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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E-bikes Set For Hearing

September 5, 2017

Three bills regarding electric-assist bicycles, or e-bikes, are scheduled for a hearing in front of the House Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Committee tomorrow, September 6, 2017, at noon in Lansing. The bills, HB 4781, 4782, and 4783, will make amendments to the Michigan Vehicle Code (MVC) to establish three definitions and classifications for e-bikes and will outline conditions for lawfully operating...

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Shoreline West 2017 Recap

August 15, 2017

Over 470 riders joined together to celebrate 31 years of cycling along Lake Michigan’s beautiful coastline during our Shoreline West Bicycle Tour. Riders came from 27 states and as far as Honolulu, HI to cycle August 5-12. Cyclists who participated ranged in age from 11 to 80 years old. The tour began in Montague, MI, where...

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E-bike Law: What You Need To Know

August 11, 2017

On October 29, 2017, Governor Snyder signed LMB’s e-bike legislation into law!    This legislation, HB 4781, 4782, and 4783, amends the Michigan Vehicle Code (MVC) to clarify the definition of e-bikes and outlines where e-bikes can be ridden legally on Michigan roadways and trails. E-bike use has grown rapidly in Michigan creating an urgent need...

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MUP 2017 Recap

July 25, 2017

Over 170 riders joined together to cycle across Michigan’s Eastern, Upper Peninsula on July 9-15 during our Michigan Upper Peninsula Tour, known as the MUP Tour. Riders who participated were aged seven years old to 82 years young and came from 27 other states. The tour began in St.Ignace, MI, with a free-day that gave...

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Bikes and Beers

July 20, 2017

LMB and Kalamazoo Valley Ambucs have been chosen as the charity recipients of Michigan’s first Bikes and Beers event, sponsored by National Bikes and Beers and Bell’s Brewery. We invite you to try out Bikes and Beer’s 15 or 30-mile route and attend the Bell’s Brewery after party hosted at Bell’s. A percentage of the profits from the event’s registrations...

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Legislative Update: E-bikes

June 27, 2017

After a great response to our e-bike demonstration at Lucinda Means Advocacy Day, we have recently learned that the following legislation has been introduced: HB 4781 Introduced by Representative Holly Hughes on 6/20/2017; referred to Committee on Tourism and Outdoor Recreation. Allows for use of electric bicycles on certain trails. Amends 1994 PA 451 by amending section 72105...

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Sunrise Adventure 2017 Recap

June 21, 2017

Our Sunrise Adventure Tour wrapped up last weekend in the inviting city of Alpena, and was a success. Over the June 15-18 weekend, a total of 135 riders joined us, including six locals from Alpena and the furthest rider coming from from Marietta, Georgia. Cyclists chose from several routes of different lengths that lead them...

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