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Tour Alpena County’s MTB Trails Fund Raiser

Rail Trail Bridge Pano

Saturday July 23rd 2016 at 8am Ride all the single track in Alpena County starting at Rockport ~ Norway Ridge Pathway ~ Chippewa Hills Pathway

The day would begin at 8am at Rockport State Rec Area doing one 7 mile loop around the quarry, then jumping in your vehicle and driving to Norway Ridge Pathway where you would do an lap approx. 7 miles then back into your vehicle on to Chippewa Hills Pathway for a lap of 7 to 10 miles.
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Silver Bells By Bike – LMB Sponsoring Bicycle “Float” Nov 22

League of Michigan Bicyclists is once again hosting a bicycle-themed “float” in 325142_10150462822175288_1326821757_othe annual Silver Bells Electric Light Parade to be held November 22nd. We are inviting cyclists from across the state to light up their bikes and join us for this annual celebration in downtown Lansing. This will be the 29th Annual Silver Bells.

Afterwards, stick around to watch the lighting of the state holiday tree with 150,000+ of your closest friends.
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Calling 50,000 Bicyclists: Are You Up to the Challenge?

In 2012, more than 30,000 Americans joined the National Bike Challenge and rode more 12 million miles between May 1 NBC_2013_web_button_200x200_022013and August 31. During that time, the Challenge’s online community blossomed into a vibrant help-desk for all sorts of questions on bicycling, with discussion and ideas from expert roadies to people just learning how to ride in the rain.

Well, the Challenge is back in just a few weeks — and this year we’re raising the bar.
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Studies show bike commuting more effective than gym workout

30-Days-of-Bike-Pledge-LogoAs word spread about Sunday’s article in Grist Magazine* offering scientific proof that bicycle commuting can be a more effective exercise than the typical health club workout, thousands of cyclists worldwide turned collectively to their significant others and exclaimed “see, I told you my cycling obsession wasn’t unhealthy!”

The author of the post, bicycling enthusiast and journalist Jay Walljasper, began by saying “It’s always a pleasure when scientific studies confirm your own long-held opinions, especially when what you think flies in the face of all conventional wisdom.” Finally, scientific proof!
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