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Bicycles

The Spoke Folks increase access to bicycle transportation through funding from Grand Rapids Community Foundation

by (GRCommFound)

Submitted 07-14-2015 under NONPROFITS

Most job applications ask the same question: Do you have access to reliable transportation? The Spoke Folks, a nonprofit bicycle co-op, want every member of our community equipped to check “YES” with confidence.     The Spoke...

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Keep GR moving: Modern mobility strategy designed to build stronger city

by (Andy Guy)

Submitted 06-09-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

The traffic congestion choking rival cities like Austin, Texas is no problem here in uber-accessible Grand Rapids. We cherish and celebrate the "get anywhere in 20-30 minutes" fact of West Michigan living. Our opportunity and...

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Ride Your Bike to ArtPrize--A Free Bike-Tuning Class

by (Oakdale Neighbors)

Submitted 09-15-2014 under

RIDE YOUR BIKE TO ARTPRIZE! Boston Square Community Bikes is hosting three "Ride Your Bike to ArtPrize" classes. Learn to tune your bike at this FREE three-hour class. Saturday, September 20th, 6-9pm; Sunday, September 21st, 1-...

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Clips Beer and Film Tour set to wheel through Grand Rapids for second year

by (andreemi)

Submitted 06-24-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition (GGRBC) will host New Begium Brewing Company's Clips Beer & Film Tour on Friday, June 27 from 8:30-11:30 p.m. at Ah Nab Awen Park, 303 Pearl Street NW. Admission is free.  “[New...

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Calvin students get hands-on experience serving community in bike shop, youth club

by (Oakdale Neighbors)

Submitted 03-21-2014 under NONPROFITS

Matt Schanck has been turning wrenches at Oakdale Neighbors’ Boston Square Community Bikes program for two years. He and other students from the NVW dormitory at Calvin College get real-world experience in the Oakdale neighborhood every week....

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The Spoke Folks to hold Open House

by (The Spoke Folks)

Submitted 04-10-2013 under NONPROFITS

The Spoke Folks is hosting a FREE Open House this Saturday, April 13, from noon to 4 p.m. We hope to attract people who have never been to the shop before or who are maybe a little intimidated to stop by on a regular work day. If you have never been...

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Grand Rapids will soon see another 26 miles of bike lanes

by (Matthew Knaack)

Submitted 08-29-2012 under NEWS

This week, Grand Rapids announced plans to add 26 miles of bike lanes across the city within the next year. This came alongside some long-term plans, too: officials want to add 17 miles of bike lanes each year until 2017, eventually giving...

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Central District Cyclery brings bike shop convenience downtown

by (eschroeder)

Submitted 03-30-2012 under NEWS

52 Monroe Center NW has recently seen the addition of a brand new bike shop. Central District Cyclery officially opened on the 15th of March and owner Nate Phelps says the shop has already proved popular. “We’ve been overwhelmed so far:...

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100th Wednesday Evening Bike Ride approaching, Daniel Koert steps down as ride leader

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 08-14-2010 under NEWS

Next Wednesday on August 18 is the 100th Wednesday Evening Ride. For two years, the Wednesday Evening Bike Ride has happened at 9 p.m. every Wednesday. Bicyclists meet at the Calvin College Art Gallery parking lot (Division between Cherry and Oakes...

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Bikestock Dos aimed at more than just cyclists

by (seely)

Submitted 07-01-2010 under NEWS

Bikestock Dos, kicking off at noon July 17 at Rosa Parks Circle, is about much more than just bicycles. Organizer, activist, student and U.S. army veteran Michael Tuffelmire wants to be clear about that. A quick look at the represented businesses...

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