Local children's book author leads 250-mile bike ride to Chicago

by (saradipity)

Submitted 05-18-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

With internet, television, smart phones and the numerous other electronic distractions, today’s youth are becoming more and more apathetic to the idea of enacting big ideas. Local children’s book author Sue Stauffacher set out on a five...

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2011 Grand Rapids Bicycle Summit inspires community to be bicycle friendly

by (shannoncunningham)

Submitted 05-17-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

On Friday, May 6, over 200 attendees and 25 exhibitors found themselves assembling at GVSU’s Eberhard Center for the Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition’s (GGRBC) 2011 Bicycle Summit. With the tagline “Inspiration to Action,...

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2011 Grand Rapids Bicycle Summit a call to action as part of National Bike Month

by (shannoncunningham)

Submitted 05-02-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

May is National Bike Month and on Friday, May 6, GVSU’s Eberhard Center will host the Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition’s (GGRBC) 2011 Grand Rapids Bicycle Summit: “Inspiration to Action." GGRBC Interim Director, Tom...

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GR Gets Bike Friendly

by (shannoncunningham)

Submitted 04-20-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

When Josh Leffingwell and Tyler Doornbos met for the first time, neither one of them imagined they’d become immediate friends, let alone business partners. However, as the conversation and ideas started rolling, so did the premise for...

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2nd Annual Team Priority Health / The Motion Initiative Trainer Marathon

by (The Motion Init...)

Submitted 01-13-2011 under NONPROFITS

It was five degrees outside when I woke up this morning. My first thought was “what a great day for a bicycle ride!” And by the time we were set up and ready to ride, it had warmed to a balmy eleven degrees. We can handle it, though. We’re a tough...

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Catalyst Radio: Motion Initiative uses cycling repair to teach life skills to urban youth

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 10-29-2010 under NONPROFITS

Thomas Fish, executive director of Motion Initiative, joins us on air. Motion Initiative is part of United in Christ Ministries and teaches urban youth life skills through their bicycle shop. Acitivities include training in bike mechanics and...

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Cabildo takes advantage of ArtPrize entry to bring music to public areas

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 10-07-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

On Wednesday night, local band Cabildo had a solid caravan of 25 people - musicians and admirers - following them by bicycle and on foot to nine pianos sprinkled around downtown. The pianos were part of UK-based Luke Jerram's ArtPrize entry, "Play...

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ArtPrize awheel

by (Veloise)

Submitted 09-29-2009 under OPINION

A few good reasons to see ArtPrize by bicycle Free parking wherever and whenever you want. Three square miles: too far to walk, too short to drive. No waiting for shuttle buses. You can stop and see each venue or installation. If there's a crowd,...

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