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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...

Hub Fest 2018 Recap

June 12, 2018

This past weekend, June 9, LMB held our second annual Hadrian’s Ultimate Bicycle Fest (HUB Fest). Thank you to our sponsors Brazeway, Bike Law Michigan, Velocity, Visit Lenawee, Adrian Locksmith and Cyclery, Adrian Steel, Cycle Safe, Inc., and Plastic Omnium as well as all of our volunteers for helping us to make this event a success! The average age of riders was 39 years old...

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Obstructed License Plate Bill Signed Into Law

May 18, 2018

Governor Snyder signed our obstructed license bill, HB 5100, into law on May 16, 2018! This new law, Public Act 147 of 2018, clarifies the definition of an obstructed license plate to exclude bicycle racks and other rear-mounted devices. In 2016, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled in People v. Dunbar, that law enforcement were within...

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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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