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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...

HubFest 2017 Recap

June 5, 2017

This past weekend, June 10, LMB held our first ever Hadrian’s Ultimate Bicycle Fest (HUB Fest). Thank you to our title sponsor Brazeway and our volunteers for helping us to host 250 cyclists, in the charming city of Adrian. The average age of riders was 39 years old with our oldest being 76 and our youngest at...

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Take Action – Help Bicycle Legislation

May 5, 2017

Misinformation and misconceptions about the laws pertaining to bicyclists is still far too prevalent in Michigan. Just this week, LMB penned a Letter to the Editor in response to a MLive article that, though it had good intentions, spread potentially dangerous inaccurate information. Clear legislation, as well as enhancements to Michigan’s driver’s education curriculum, is needed in order to...

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Take Action: Make Michigan Safer For Bicyclists

July 12, 2016

  On Tuesday, June 7, 2016, an inexplicable tragedy struck the Kalamazoo region. An out-of-control driver mowed down nine experienced bicyclists, killing five and seriously injuring four others. In addition to this horrific tragedy, Michigan has sadly seen a startling increase in bicycle fatalities and injuries over the past two years. The cycling community is...

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Malevolent Motorists – What Bicyclists Can Do About Them

November 15, 2015

We’ve all been there. Minding our own business, riding our bikes down the road, and obeying all the traffic laws, when some crazy motorist whizzes by and yells, “Get on the sidewalk!” Even worse, the motorist tosses a beer bottle at your head. It’s maddening and wrong. Bicyclists are legally entitled to ride on the...

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Who Let The Dawg Out?

November 15, 2015

Most of us have experienced the panic of being chased by an unleashed dog. Some of us even have ended up with a few teeth marks or crashing as a result of avoiding Fido’s pearly-whites. Have faith- the law is squarely on the bicyclist’s side if an injury or equipment damage occurs. For a dog...

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Governmental Liability For Failing to Maintain Bike Path

November 15, 2015

We were recently asked what legal recourse a cyclist might have if he was injured while cycling on a bike path or trail maintained by a governmental unit such as a township. Unfortunately, there is not a clear cut answer to this question, because this area of law is extremely complex and unsettled. Generally, a...

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The No-Fault Law And Recent Legal Decisions

November 15, 2015

The following are recent cases where an injured person sued a negligent motor-vehicle operator who caused the accident and subsequent injury. Bicyclists and motor-vehicle drivers are subject to exactly the same No-Fault Law analysis. Remember: only injuries that meet a certain threshold are eligible for compensation for pain and suffering (“non-economic injuries”). According to the...

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Michigan Laws Pertaining to Bicyclists

December 16, 2011

The following is a summary of the Michigan Compiled Law (MCL), Motor Vehicle Code (MVC) and Administrative Rules pertaining to bicyclists. Local ordinances may not supersede the MVC, MCL or Administrative Rules unless explicitly specified in statute. For more details concerning the following laws and penalties, please review the complete MVC at the Michigan State...

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