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NPO Showcase: Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition

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The Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition serves as a voice for safer and more accessible bicycling of all kinds in our area.

About NPO Showcase

NPO Showcase highlights nonprofit and government organizations that improve the quality of life in our city and throughout our community. The program is a feature of GRTV and the Community Media Center, with producer and host Julie Way. You can catch it on GRTV on Saturdays at 8 AM and 6 PM and can view past episodes on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center website. If your nonprofit would like to be interviewed on NPO Showcase, please contact Julie Way.

This segment of NPO Showcase features the Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition, a nonprofit working to make improvements to the Grand Rapids metro area to increase healthy and safe bicycling opportunities.

Tom Tilma, Executive Director of the GGRBC, joins us in studio to discuss the Coalition's advocacy for bicycling issues and how they work to educate the community on these issues. Currently, the GGRBC's Room to Ride campaign is advocating for 100 miles of bike lanes in Grand Rapids by 2015. The GGRBC is also helping to spread the word about a new city ordinance that will go into effect on November 1, which prohibits cars from parking in designated bike lines.

To learn more about the Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition, attend one of their upcoming events, including the Handlebar Happy Hour & Annual Meeting or the My Brightest Diamond concert at Wealthy Theatre.

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