Calling All Bicyclists: Spokes Up Bike Challenge Begins March 26

by (GRBikeCoalition)

Submitted 03-08-2023 under NONPROFITS

The Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition (GGRBC) invites community members to participate in the first-annual Spokes Up city-wide bike challenge. The challenge, which runs from March 26 to April 9, 2023, calls bicyclists to work together to ride a...

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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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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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"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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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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Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition's prepares for city certification

by (kendravanderlip)

Submitted 07-01-2014 under NEWS

Tom Tilma, executive director of The Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition (GGRBC), has big plans for the local cycling nonprofit. Tilma wants to be a silver level cycling friendly community, according to the standards set by the League of American...

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Access & Sea to Sea Cycling Fundraiser

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 06-28-2013 under NONPROFITS

This summer, a group of cyclists is pedaling 3,900 miles from LA to NYC over the course of 9 weeks with Sea to Sea, a cross-country cycling tour that raises awareness and funds in support of those living in poverty around the world. Access of West...

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Catalyst Radio: The Spoke Folks a cooperative community bike shop

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 12-28-2012 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW For this episode of Catalyst Radio we learn about the local new bicycle cooperative The Spoke Folks. Jay Niewiek and Keean Mansour join us in studio to...

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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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Race for a Cure project makes Grand Rapids awesome

by (kcaralis)

Submitted 01-23-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

There’s nothing awesome about cancer. Well, except maybe a bicycle racing team that supports local fitness programs for cancer patients. That’s how Brad MacKenzie sees it anyway. MacKenzie, 27, won January’s $1000 grant from the...

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