Monthly Archives: October 2012

2013 National Bike Summit – Discounts & Scholarships

LMB is excited to once again be organizing the Michigan delegation at the 2013 National Bike Summit to be held March 4-6. On behalf of the League of American Bicyclists (LAB), LMB works diligently behind the scenes leading up to the Summit to coordinate meetings between cyclists and their Congressional representatives. We’ve seen some wonderful new faces attend from Michigan over the last few years and are hoping to see our delegation grow even larger this year.  Continue reading “2013 National Bike Summit – Discounts & Scholarships” »

Next Section of Iron Ore Trail is a Vital Link

Construction on a major link in the historic Iron Ore Heritage Trail began this week, and it will connect the area where the first iron mines were dug to the port where the ore has been shipped from for about 150 years.

Crews are clearing the pathway that will run for nearly 12 miles from Negaunee into Marquette, passing a number of sites that are related to the early mining era of the region. Paving of the section is expected to be completed early next summer. more . . .
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Two new State reports prioritize Trails – Your Input Needed!!

This past week Governor Synder officially released the final report from the Blue Ribbon Panel on State Parks and Outdoor Recreation. Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance was pleased to have had a board member, Julie Clark, of TART Trails, Inc. in Traverse City serving on this panel. We are pleased to report that trails were an important part of the conversation and came out as a top recommendation.

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First Michigan Trails Week Recap

From Maia Stephens, Recreation Programmer at the Michigan DNR–

The first Michigan Trails Week, held September 23-29, was designed to highlight both summer season trail use, and promote opportunities for winter trail use. It was a collaboration with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Michigan Recreation and Park Association and the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance, and ended on National Public Lands Day in an effort to promote stewardship of Michigan’s amazing trail network.

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1st Buffered Bike Lanes Come to Michigan – Cyclists Celebrate in Lansing

Ribbon cutting for newly replaced M-43 Saginaw Hwy bridge over the Grand RIver in Lansing. L to R: Andy Kilpatrick – City of Lansing Transportation Engineer, Lisa Benck – Westside Commercial Association Chair, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, Jessica Yorko – 4th Ward Councilwomen, Stephen Palmer – Lansing Transportation Service Center Manager for MDOT, and Greg Losch – MDOT Construction Engineer, Lansing Transportation Service Center.

Veronica Davis to speak in Detroit

This Thursday, October 25th at 6pm is a special, free community gathering at the Gleaner’s Community Food Bank (2131 Beaufait) presented by the Detroit Food and Fitness Collaborative (DFFC).

The event is called Active Living in Detroit and the guest speaker is Veronica Davis from Washington, DC – a professional transportation engineer, non-motorized planner, and recent honoree of President Obama’s Champions of Change program. There’s more information about Ms. Davis on the Whitehouse web site.

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New Northwestern Highway Buffered Bicycle Lane: Enhancing Mobility for Oakland County Bicyclists

Green pavement markings at right turn lanes along the new buffered bike lane on M-10 in Oakland County.  The green paint are intended to help bicyclists and motorists navigate the “conflict area” between the bike lane and turn lane. Photo taken during construction of M-10 buffered bike lane in Oakland County.

October 13 Metro Detroit Event to Help Injured Triathlete and Highlight Issue of Car-Bike Accidents

October 13 is the day triathlete and Westland resident Amy Gluck would have competed in her fifth World Triathlon Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Instead, Amy continues a long, slow recovery after being hit by a gravel hauler during a training ride September 15. The accident left her in intensive care with severe injuries, including a head injury and multiple broken bones. Friends, triathletes and cyclists will come together October 13 at Island Lake State Recreation Area in Brighton, MI for a Benefit Fundraising Ride to support Amy and her long road of recovery. Cost to participate is $30 per person and all proceeds go support Amy’s needs as she recovers. Continue reading “October 13 Metro Detroit Event to Help Injured Triathlete and Highlight Issue of Car-Bike Accidents” »

Welcome to the New and Improved

After several months of behind the scenes work, LMB is excited to unveil our new website.  Welcome to the new and improved!

Our new site features many great enhancements, especially to the Ride Calendar submission process. We completely overhauled the submission form in order to make it more user-friendly to event organizers and easier for us as well.  You will notice a number of new fields this year.  While the submission form is slightly longer than in years past, the additional fields will help streamline how LMB will be able to manipulate collected event information for the over 300 annual Michigan rides that we help to promote each year. Continue reading “Welcome to the New and Improved” »

LMB’s Advocacy & Policy Director Receives Recognition

LMB’s Advocacy & Policy Director Receives 10 Over 10 Award from Lansing Regional Chamber.We are extremely pleased to announce that John Lindenmayer, LMB’s Advocacy & Policy Director, was recently recognized with a 10 Over the Next 10 award from the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce. 10 Over the Next 10 recognizes the Lansing region’s top young professionals who are expected to contribute significantly to our community over the next ten years. The winners of the 10 Over the Next 10 awards are judged based on their professional achievement, community involvement and personal success. To be eligible, applicants were required to be 35 years old or younger; professionally centered in Ingham, Eaton or Clinton counties; and have spent…
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