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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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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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Major Taylor Cycling aims to improve physical, social and emotional health of youth

by (GRTV)

Submitted 11-02-2015 under NONPROFITS

Earlier this year, Sandra Bentley’s grandson was looking for an after-school biking club to join in Grand Rapids. “He couldn’t find one, so we decided to create our own!” says Bentley, Executive Director of Major Taylor...

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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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Food Bank highlights community solutions during Hunger Action Month

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 09-02-2015 under NONPROFITS

First the bad news: Hunger continues to threaten 49 million Americans, including 1 in 7 people in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Now the good news: There’s something you can do about it. Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank hopes to...

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East Hill resident seeks to increase female presence in bike culture

by (NGarbaty)

Submitted 09-01-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

To Johannah Jelks, women and biking should go hand in hand. The union of the two comprises the driving force behind her campaign, She Rides Her Own Way, which will culminate in a new hub on the web for bike advocacy and retail. The site is due for...

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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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