The Rapidian


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

Submitted 05-26-2015 under NEWS

The fundraiser event "Crank" on May 30 will benefit the mission of The Spoke Folks, to increase and sustain bicycle ridership in Grand Rapids.


Local dojo works to increase community wellness with Kickstarter

Submitted 05-19-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Shen & Kyoseikan Dojo is working to increase wellness accessibility in its new neighborhood and transform care for cancer patients and survivors.


GoSite celebrates Grand Opening

Submitted 04-28-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

A ribbon-cutting ceremony and daylong celebration introduced the new welcome center to the community.


GRFC finding its niche in the GR community

Submitted 04-21-2015 under NEWS

A new semi-pro soccer team is making a name for itself in the Grand Rapids community


Happy Hour think tank to discuss women in cycling industry

Submitted 04-07-2015 under NEWS

She Rides Her Own Way invites women cyclists to join them for a happy hour designed to discuss women in the bike industry, improving bike culture and connecting with other women cyclists.


Grand Rapids Ballet adult classes open company to community

Submitted 03-24-2015 under NONPROFITS

If you’re looking to change up your mid-2000s exercise routine from yoga, pilates and zumba, consider trying one of Grand Rapids Ballet’s adult classes.


Yoga startup grounds itself in community

Submitted 03-24-2015 under NEWS

Local yoga instructors Ashley Yost and Mali Jane aim to make yoga accessible with their new venture, AM Yoga.


Griffins in position for another deep playoff run

Submitted 03-20-2015 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Griffins have set a new franchise record for points in consecutive games. Their 18-game point streak tops their previous record of 16 set in the 2002-03 season.


Rosa Parks Circle to fill with broomball teams this Sunday

Submitted 02-24-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids Sport and Social Club is hosting a tournament with the help of Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., and 16 teams will compete in a double elimination series of the ice sport similar to hockey- but with brooms.


Popular Gazelle Girl Half Marathon, 5k adds VIP amenities, caps race

Submitted 02-09-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The Gazelle Girl began in 2013 as the first women’s­-only half marathon event in Michigan. This year, they've added VIP amenities to raise additional charity funds and capped half marathon event to ensure intimate running experience.