United States of Bikes and LMB’s 2020 virtual tours

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LMB had to cancel Shoreline West, MUP, Sunrise Adventure, and HUB Fest due to COVID-19. We miss riding with you in person, but we’re excited to announce three fun new events! These virtual rides support LMB’s Micro-Grant Program and the Brain Injury Association of Michigan’s “Think aHEAD” initiative to promote and distribute helmets for kids. You can support LMB and...

MUP Tour 2018 Recap

July 20, 2018

This year, LMB hosted our largest Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (MUP) Tour ever with over 180 cyclists attending the week-long ride. Our youngest cyclist was only 11 years and the oldest cyclist was 81 years and still strong as ever!  The tour began in St. Ignace, MI, with a free-day that gave riders a chance to...

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Sunrise Adventure Tour 2018 Recap

June 20, 2018

Our Sunrise Adventure Tour wrapped up last weekend in the quaint city of Alpena. Over the June 14-17 weekend, a total of 115 riders joined us, including locals from Alpena as well as cyclists across the country. The weekend kicked off with a wine and cheese reception at the local marine museum, overlooking Thunder Bay...

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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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