Monthly Archives: June 2012

Sunrise Wrap Up – Cycling Around Alpena

LMB’s annual Sunrise Adventure took place in Alpena June 14-17, 2012 and we were honored to have 96 bicyclists join us for this three day ride. LMB is very excited to have worked with area volunteers and advocates to promote this event. All three days had short, medium and long routes to suit any rider.

Thursday kicked off the tour with registration of cyclists from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Canada followed by a wine and cheese reception at the Marine Sanctuary. Alpena’s mayor, Matt Waligora, proclaimed the town, “Bike Town” in participation of this event. Continue reading “Sunrise Wrap Up – Cycling Around Alpena” »

Bikes on Trains – Just Around the Track

Since the release of the Michigan State Rail plan last September, LMB has actively lobbied Amtrak to allow bicycles onboard Michigan passenger trains. We are excited to announce that our efforts are paying off and that Amtrak is currently taking steps to accommodate bicyclists on Michigan passenger trains.

In March, LMB delivered our bikes on trains petition to Thomas C. Carper, Chairman of the Board for Amtrak. The petition, which has grown to 3100+ names, urges the railroad to provide onboard accommodations for bicyclists and bike parking at all stations. Continue reading “Bikes on Trains – Just Around the Track” »

MDOT Promotes On-road Bicycling Facilities

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is sponsoring “Training Wheels” courses around the state designed to educate communities interested in providing on-road bicycle facilities for their residents and visitors. The five-hour course includes both classroom and outdoor instruction. The courses will be offered in the following areas:

July 16 in Alma
July 17 in St. Ignace
July 18 in Ferndale Continue reading “MDOT Promotes On-road Bicycling Facilities” »