The Rapidian

Bicycling

Popular yoga, bike, bourbon triathlons return for third year

by (The Spoke Folks)

Submitted 06-05-2018 under NONPROFITS

One hour of yoga with Funky Buddha, a group bike ride led by The Spoke Folks, and brunch & bourbon at One Bourbon! All to benefit The Spoke Folks. The Funky Buddha Yoga Bikes Bourbon Triathlon series is back for its third year. Dates for the...

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Spoke Folks hosts first Beer City Bike Fest

by (The Spoke Folks)

Submitted 08-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

It's been a great summer at the Spoke Folks! Grand Rapids' only community, non-profit bike coop has been keeping people rolling with extended shop hours, a mobile bike repair unit, and dozens of events around the city. All of this grease and...

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Why poor people don't go to bike shops

by (The Spoke Folks)

Submitted 09-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

At The Spoke Folks, our goal is to ensure everyone has access to a safe and reliable bike. As a part of this, we have known disenfranchised communities, especially communities of color, need our services the most.   This summer the mobile...

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East Hills unveils bicycle, pedestrian improvements

by (EHCN)

Submitted 05-31-2016 under NEWS

Eat. Shop. Rock. kicks off this week in East Hills on Thursday, June 2nd in front of ICCF, 920 Cherry St. SE from 6-9 p.m. Join in on the family-friendly fun with free music provided by The Bootstrap Boys and Valentiger. Brewery Vivant beer is...

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Bike co-op launches 1000 Bikes Campaign to provide more rides to community

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 04-19-2016 under NEWS

The Spoke Folks, a bicycle cooperative in Grand Rapids, launches its campaign to gather 1000 donated bikes by October 1, 2016. Because Spoke Folks looks to get as many people riding as possible, a large part of their mission is to provide an...

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Central District Cyclery moves to Creston neighborhood

by (srfox)

Submitted 03-30-2016 under NEWS

Nate Phelps, owner of the Central District Cyclerly bike shop newly settled in the North side, is already getting involved in the neighborhood. The shop sign went up on the new storefront March 28, making the newcomer official. However, Phelps...

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Women's bicycling campaign kicks off spring, summer season with celebration on International Women's Day

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 03-01-2016 under NEWS

She Rides Her Own Way is kicking off its spring and summer season by celebrating International Women's Day at Founders Brewing Company on March 8, 2016. She Rides Her Own Way is a local campaign with three objectives, including self esteem...

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She Rides her Own Way to host Women and Bikes speaker series

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-15-2015 under NEWS

She Riders Her Own Way will kick off their "Women and Bike" Speaker Series on September 17 to introduce the women's movement in cycling and encourage new riders to experience bike culture. Keynote panelists include ...

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New app-driven bike sharing program comes to Grand Rapids

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 07-28-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Spokefly is a new bike sharing program that has just started in Grand Rapids, making it possible for residents to "rent a bike instantly from your phone," according to their website. The concept was made reality through the a collaboration...

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"Rolling Party" for a good cause: MSU's Gran Fondo rides out this Saturday

by (gcnewsman)

Submitted 06-25-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

In a short three years, the Michigan State University Gran Fondo cycling event has exploded into one of Grand Rapids’ most popular summer activities. This Saturday, June 27, as many as 1,800 cyclists are expected to take part in Gran Fondo (...

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