Monthly Archives: May 2013

I Gave My Sole for Parkinson’s Walk-A-Thon and 5k Run

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Saturday, June 1, 2013

South Lake Schools Administration Building Complex
23101 Stadium, Saint Clair Shores Mi 48080
North off Nine Mile Road, East of I-94

9:00 – 9:45 am Fun Run registration (Saint Clair Shores only)
9:30 – 10:30 am Registration: Walk5K Run
10:00 am KIDS FUN RUN
10:45 am Opening Ceremonies
11:00 am 5K Run/ Walk/ Stroll begins
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National Trails Day

American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day is the country’s largest celebration of trails. Mark your 2013 calendar for June 1 to make sure you don’t miss out on the NationalTrailsDay-2013-200thousands of NTD activites happening all over the country. Events include hikes, biking and horseback rides, paddling trips, birdwatching, geocaching, gear demonstrations, stewardship projects and more.

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Milford Trail Challenge! This Saturday, June 1!

milfordchallenge2013The Milford Trail Challenge is an annual celebration of mountain biking in and around the Village of Milford. Bikers pick their own course and trails: Milford and/or Highland and/or Proud Lake and/or Hickory Glen and/or Island Lake and/or Kensington… all easily reachable from Milford with a minimum of road riding. You can tailor this anywhere from a fun trail ride with friends to an all-day 100 miler epic! Enjoy $2.00 beers and musical entertainment at the Milford House between trails, camping 3 miles away at Proud Lake, and bask in the satisfaction knowing that you’re supporting your local trails!
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2013 LMB Awards Recipients

Annually, LMB recognizes Michigan bicyclists that embody the mission of LMB in our work to promote and advance bicycling across the state. 2013 award recipients were honored at a luncheon on the Capitol Lawn during the Lucinda Means Bicycle Advocacy Day held on May 22nd.

Please join us in congratulating our 2013 honorees for their leadership and dedication:

Bicycle Advocate Award
Bryan Waldman
Bryan is an active bicycle racer, participating in road races, criteriums and cyclecross. When not racing he is pursuing his career as a lawyer with Sinas Dramis Law Firm. Over the last 20 years, he has represented numerous cyclist and outdoor athletes. Most are cyclists hit by cars or injured in dog attacks. This past summer he represented LMB’s…
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Detroit Freepress: BMX bikers hope to turn Brush Park effort into fundraiser

The group that turned an abandoned, trash-filled lot into a series of BMX trails is hoping to make their volunteer effort permanent. The project, led by a photographer known as Camera Jesus and an aspiring actor/writer named Donovon Darius, is called the Brush Park BMX Community Park.

Darius and Joe Gall (aka Camera Jesus) hope to raise $10,000 to turn the former weed-infested land into a destination for BMX enthusiasts from around Michigan – already, the hand-shaped trails in the shadow of Ford Field attract dozens of local riders every evening.
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Hey Cancer, Take a Hike ! Saturday June 1st, 2013

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Improve Your Community’s Health by Designing for Physical Activity

Bikeable and walkable communities provide safe and active opportunities for transportation. Use the Promoting Active Communities (PAC) program to assess your community’s active living infrastructure and implementation. New in 2013, your community will receive a Complete Streets Score; use the PAC assessment to evaluate your community’s current Complete Streets initiatives and receive feedback on ways to improve the safety and accessibility of your roads. Complete the PAC assessment and see where your community’s active living policies, programs and built environments rank among like-sized Michigan communities. Continue reading “Improve Your Community’s Health by Designing for Physical Activity” »

Lisa’s Run – 5k Run/Walk

May 25, 2013 9:30 AMRunner
Alpena County Fairgrounds

Eleventh Ave. Alpena, MI 49707

Contact & More Info

Phone: (989) 354-2378

Race entry forms are available at the Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce or upon request to Dork Brothers Racing Team, P.O. Box 301, Alpena, MI 49707.

For other questions please call 989-354-2378.

Lucinda Means Advocacy Day: May 22nd

virtual-lobby-day-graphicOn May 22nd bicyclists from across the state will converge on the Capitol to advocate for a more bicycle-friendly state during the 2013 Lucinda Means Advocacy Day.

Even if you can’t attend Advocacy Day in person, you can still be a part of the action by participating in our Virtual Lobby Day! Please urge your Representative to cosponsor our vulnerable user legislation. This legislation will create enhanced penalties for drivers who injure or kill bicyclists! With over 80 locally adopted Complete Streets ordinances, Michigan is leading the nation with these policies. As communities continue to implement Complete Streets, more and more individuals are choosing active transportation like walking and biking. Improved infrastructure alone; however, does not guarantee safety. “Share the Road” principles must be stressed and stiffer penalties should be implemented for drivers who fail to safely coexist with other legal users of the roadway.
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Contact Your Rep Today to Help Safeguard Michigan Bicyclists

On May 22nd bicyclists from across the state will converge on the Capitol to advocate for a more bicycle-friendly state during the 2013 Lucinda Means Advocacy Day.

Even if you can’t attend Advocacy Day in person, you can still be a part of the action by participating in our Virtual Lobby Day! Please urge your State Representative to cosponsor our vulnerable user legislation. This legislation will create enhanced penalties for drivers who injure or kill bicyclists! With over 80 locally adopted Complete Streets ordinances, Michigan is leading the nation with these policies. As communities continue to implement Complete Streets, more and more individuals are choosing active transportation like walking and biking. Improved infrastructure…
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Women on Mountain Bikes

The Michigan DNR used to run a program called “Becoming an Outdoor Woman” (BOW), but has discontinued this GOT_graphic_v2-1024x678program. But it lives on, thanks to Clinton River Area Mountain Bike Association (CRAMBA-IMBA) member Martha Shue.

Re-named as “Got MTB” (Girls on Trails Mountain Biking), this is a Women’s Mountain Biking Clinic geared for the beginner to the intermediate mountain bike rider. On the bike, you will learn how to ride singletrack trails, and skills such as the basics of braking and cornering and how to distribute body weight on climbs and descents. Off the bike, a maintenance clinic then covers basic trail repair, how to fix a flat tire and a broken chain, and how to keep a bike clean and properly lubricated. A third session, Mountain Biking 101, will cover basics of mountain biking such as nutrition, hydration, gear and safety.
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The New Michigander Expo is happening Sunday, May 19, 2013

Michigander-Expo_02-300x231Find out all about the Michigander this Sunday at the Michigander Expo, happening at Maybury State Park in Northville from 10 am to 3 pm.

We will have seminars on bikes from several area bike shops that are joining us (American Cycle & Fitness, Performance Bikes and South Lyon Cycle) as well as a seminar on camping equipment from Moosejaw. Barry Culham, Michigander Coordinator, will talk all about this year’s ride and answer your questions. Nancy Krupiarz, Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance Executive Director, will talk about new trail connections and respond to inquiries about Michigan’s trails. A light lunch is included. The admission is free of charge, but you will need a Recreation Passport ($12 for the year) to get in the park, which you can purchase at the gate to the park. Bring your bike and you can access 4 miles of paved trails or 11 miles of singletrack for your riding pleasure.
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