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Bicycling

Happy Hour think tank to discuss women in cycling industry

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 04-07-2015 under NEWS

On Tuesday, April 14th, She Rides Her Own Way will be hosting a happy hour think tank session to discuss the future of women entering into the cycling industry and how to get involved in bike culture in West Michigan.  The event will be...

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Community organizations work to improve bicycle accessibility for transportation

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 03-31-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Multiple local organizations are working to make sure people have access to bicycling for transportation- and the safe road conditions needed to make it more than a recreational activity- in Grand Rapids. The Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition (...

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Urban planner works to launch outdoor sports gear rental at affordable rates

by (erictank)

Submitted 12-30-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

When she moved from the East side of the state to enroll in classes at Grand Valley State University, Kendall Gilbert found more outside the classroom than she had bargained for.  Gilbert's original vision was to cultivate a sharing...

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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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10th annual Ride of Silence to honor cyclists killed in roadside accidents

by (erictank)

Submitted 05-20-2014 under NEWS

On Wednesday, May 21 the Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition (GGRBC)will host Grand Rapids Ride of Silence. The ride will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Sixth Street Park to honor the memory of cyclists who have been injured or died in...

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Walk, roll, ride: Active Commute Week is May 12-16

by (Greater Grand R...)

Submitted 05-06-2014 under NONPROFITS

Options for safe, sustainable transportation have become increasingly important as Grand Rapids positions itself as a vital city capable of providing a high quality of life and a healthy and engaged community. Meanwhile, West Michigan companies are...

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The Spoke Folks to provide cyclists with knowledge for safe riding

by (The Spoke Folks)

Submitted 02-11-2014 under NEWS

The upcoming class "Traffic Laws: How to Ride in the Road" will focus around five crucial points when biking in traffic: Following the Law Predicability Being Noticed Thinking Ahead Being Ride Ready Classes are centered around...

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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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Active Commute Week kicks off in Grand Rapids

by (shannoncunningham)

Submitted 05-14-2012 under NEWS

Monday, May 14 kicks off Active Commute Week here in metro Grand Rapids. Held to encourage active transportation use, the week will feature various events, workshops and the Active Commute Week Challenge. From May 14 through Friday, May 18,...

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Dear Newsweek - An open letter from Mayor George K. Heartwell

by (Mayor George K....)

Submitted 01-25-2011 under OPINION

Dear Ms. Brown: The citizens of Grand Rapids were astounded when you declared our city, Grand Rapids, to be a "dying city" in the January 21, 2011 issue of Newsweek. Dying city? Surely Newsweek must be joking! Would a major medical school...

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