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New app-driven bike sharing program comes to Grand Rapids

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 07-28-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Spokefly is a new bike sharing program that has just started in Grand Rapids, making it possible for residents to "rent a bike instantly from your phone," according to their website. The concept was made reality through the a collaboration...

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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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The Spoke Folks to celebrate all things bicycle at second annual fundraiser

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 05-26-2015 under NEWS

The Spoke Folks will be holding their second annual bicycle festival and fundraiser event "Crank" on Saturday, May 30 from noon to 6 p.m. at The Spoke Folks Bicycle Co-op (221 Logan St SW). All proceeds from sales will benefit their...

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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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Brian Schuurman: A Cyclist's Memoriam

by (mariah_kat)

Submitted 07-11-2013 under OPINION

Sadness, loss and unanswered questions stir in the Grand Rapids community after the sudden passing of Brian Schuurman, better known as Shurm. An avid cyclist and volunteer in the bike community, Shurm’s presence will be greatly missed. A...

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Bike polo tournament comes to NE side

by (mariah_kat)

Submitted 06-04-2013 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Bike Polo will hold a tournament at Belknap Park June 15-16. The tournament is an open event for community members. The tournament will host all teams qualified in the Northside Region, pulling in folks from surrounding cities,...

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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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