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Clips Beer & Film Tour

by (Greater Grand R...)

Submitted 06-09-2014 under

The Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition (GGRBC) is pleased once again to partner with New Belgium Brewing for the upcoming Grand Rapids Clips Beer & Film Tour from 8:30-11:30 p.m. Friday, June 27, in Ah-Nab-Awen Park, 220 Front Ave. NW (on...

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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 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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Mercy Leather brands unique process, style in genuine leather goods

by (mariah_kat)

Submitted 09-10-2013 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Mercy Leather features wallets, aprons, totes, canvas travel packs, courier messenger bags and bicycle accessories and has even moved into clothing items such as raw denim jeans and jackets. Jordan Sherwin and Rusty Zylstra's wife Kaitlin...

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The Spoke Folks seeks nominations for Board of Directors

by (mariah_kat)

Submitted 08-20-2013 under NEWS

The Spoke Folks looks to send in their 501c3 by the end of October. Currently they are focusing on putting together a Board of Directors. Nominations are open until September 25 and voting will take place on September 27 during the members meeting....

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Grant awarded to Grand Rapids to encourage bicycle safety

by (mariah_kat)

Submitted 07-30-2013 under NEWS

Through the Michigan Department of Transportation, a bike grant totaling over $631,000 will implement, evaluate, study and develop bicycle safety over a three-year period. Working with motorists and cyclists, the grant will work to engage both in...

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Ladies Night to offer biking, self defense pointers

by (mariah_kat)

Submitted 06-25-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

A ladies only night will take place on June 28 starting at 6 p.m at The Spoke Folks shop located at 221 Logan SW. Thanks to a partnership with the Shen Dojo Studio on Division Avenue, women can expect to learn tips to protect themselves while biking...

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Ride your bike to Grand Rapids Clips: Beer and Film Tour

by (mariah_kat)

Submitted 06-16-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

A bike and beer inspired picnic and outdoor film screening will take over Ah Nab Awen Park in front of the Gerald R. Ford Museum this Friday, June 21, from 8:30- 11:30 p.m.  New Belgium beers will be available for purchase at the picnic-style...

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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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Enthusiastic bikers find education, resources at The Spoke Folks

by (The Spoke Folks)

Submitted 03-18-2013 under NONPROFITS

It’s a Tuesday night down at The Spoke Folks and the shop is relatively quiet. Jay and Cari Niewiek, early members, are working away on small projects to liven up the garage and Keean Mansour, the volunteer head, is fixing up an old donated...

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