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Spoke Folks

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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Outdoor Community Class Kickoff Festival

by (Funky Buddha Yoga)

Submitted 05-25-2016 under

We’re kicking off summer in style. No really, get ready for an amazing (and free) Outdoor Community Class that’ll kick-start our new outdoor summer schedule of awesomeness. We’re turning our first Outdoor Community Class of the...

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Impressive Bicycle Repair

by (grpl)

Submitted 06-08-2015 under

Do you have a bicycle that could use a tune up but don't know a spoke wrench from a tire lever? Spoke Folks is a bicycle co-op designed to make cycling accessible to everyone. This class will teach you everything you need to keep your bike in...

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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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West Michigan nonprofits join forces to send teams on 300-mile bicycle ride from Grand Rapids to Chicago

by (Greater Grand R...)

Submitted 08-11-2014 under NONPROFITS

Six West Michigan, community-based organizations will join forces for a collaborative fundraising effort as they prepare to send teams on the first-ever Climate Ride Midwest. The nonprofits invite community members to learn more about this...

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Climate Ride Party - At Mangiamo

by (Greater Grand R...)

Submitted 08-08-2014 under

The Climate Ride Party (5-8 p.m. Tuesday, August 19) provides you and your friends the opportunity to raise awareness of the effects of climate change, while also supporting your favorite local nonprofits...all in a fun and festive outdoor...

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Spoke Folks introduces tricycle work bench at ArtPrize

by (erictank)

Submitted 09-24-2013 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Spoke Folks, a Grand Rapids nonprofit organization dedicated to the education and promotion of cycling as a viable and extra-recreational method of transportation has built its newest contraption: a mobile tricycle work bench. Executive Director Jay...

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Build a better city

by (benwilkoliver)

Submitted 06-04-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Whether it’s organizing a block party, planting trees in your neighborhood or placing a bench in front of a bus stop, placemaking can be easy. We hope it can all intersect right here on The Rapidian with Place Matters. This page is your place...

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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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The Spoke Folks: Cooperative biking community

by (shannoncunningham)

Submitted 03-22-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

When Jay Niewiek moved to Grand Rapids four years ago, he continued doing something that he had always done: riding his bicycle. Jay bikes for work, bikes for leisure, and bikes for play. In his time in Grand Rapids, Niewiek has started The Grand...

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