Category Archives: Biking

Aliferis Memorial Race – September 3, 2016

The 15th Annual Aliferis Memorial Race is open to runners, walkers, and bikers of all ages and ab11822673_10153144187189389_6359843295473297701_nility levels. Registration fees range from $20 – $70 based on event and date of registration. Discounts available for early registration.

Events include Duathlon,5K Run, Bike Race (26 miles), Bike Tour (6 miles), and 1-mile Run/Walk

Register online for the 2016 Aliferis Memorial Race.

We again are offering a Family Rate (immediate family only). To take advantage of this discounted rate, register for one person, selecting “Family Rate” under Events. We will contact you regarding specific events and the names and ages of additional family members.
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Tour Alpena County’s MTB Trails Fund Raiser

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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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2013 IMBA Great Lakes Regional Summit-Reminder

The 2013 IMBA Great Lakes Regional Summit is just a few weeks away…. are you registered yet?!?2013-shakedown-t-shirt-final-small

WHEN: May 17-19, 2013
WHERE: Brown County, Indiana
COST: $50

This year’s event, co-hosted by the Hoosier Mountain Bike Association and Sub-9 Productions, will provide opportunities for advocates across the region to witness valuable presentations, network with others, have fun and enjoy quality riding at Brown County State Park (Nashville, IN).
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Motorcycle crashes into two bicyclists on blind curve

A motorcyclist crashed into two bicyclists when rounding a blind curve on Mulholland Highway, north of Malibu, Calif. Everyone who was involved in the accident are OK and only suffered minor injuries.

We share this video with everyone to remind them that we all need to be very aware and ever so careful that motorized vehicles are not the only ones on the road now that the weather is nicer.

Interior department nominee understands bicycling issues, says bike industry

President Obama’s choice of REI CEO Sally Jewell as his nomination for Secretary of the Interior should be good news for bicycling.

InteriorJewellIf approved by Congress, the top exec of the Kent, Washington-based company will head up the department that oversees the National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management. Bicycling issues — especially regarding mountain biking — often are sparked on those public lands.
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m-bike.org: Will M1 RAIL become an M1 FAIL?

The opinions expressed here are those of the m-bike blog, but you already knew that right?

AR-130119851.jpg&MaxW=620Bikes, walkability and good transit are keys to forming an effective urban transportation system.

The shortcomings of Detroit’s transit — built on the DDOT and SMART buses systems and People Mover — are well documented.

We wish the M1 RAIL would be complement, but from all that we know to date, it won’t be. In many ways, it will diminish the urban transportation system.
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Greater Grace Temple giving away 150 bikes

Once again Greater Grace Temple is really stepping forward to help get more Detroit 340kids on bikes. With the help of Happy’s Pizza, Detroit Lion Joique Bell, and Tigers mascot PAWS, they’re giving away 150 bicycles “to children from financially struggling families.”

The bicycle giveaway is this Sunday after church service. The families in need have already been selected.

This giveaway has done on for many years now. Greater Grace Temple has given out over 2,500 bicycles.
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What’s Behind the Rise in Cyclist and Pedestrian Deaths?

by Angie Schmitt

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is out with traffic fatality data for 2011, and the news is not good for cyclists, pedestrians or, for that matter, anyone ghost_bike_for_brett-1-3who uses U.S. roadways.

Last year, 677 cyclists were killed in the United States — an 8.7 percent increase over 2010. Photo: Bike Portland

While motor vehicle deaths declined to a still mind-numbing 32,000, cycling deaths were up 8.7 percent, and 3 percent more pedestrians were killed. The increase represented a break with recent trends, and folks all over the Streetsblog Network and the news media had different theories on the cause.
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Surprising keynote speaker for 2013 National Bike Summit

If it’s time for Republicans and Democrats to get along to avoid the fiscal cliff, maybe bicyclists and motorists should be working together as well.

That might be the message behind the League of American Bicyclists Announcement that the keynote speaker for the 2013 National Bike Summit in Washington DC will be Yolanda Cade, national public relations and strategic communications director for the AAA.
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Setting the Tone for Biking in Congress’ First 100 Days

I’ve just finished my first week at the League and already I’m immersed in planning for the National Bike Summit — which is great, because getting more involved with the Summit is one of main reasons I wanted to come work at the League.

Every new President talks about his or her goals for the first 100 days. For a President, the first 100 days are the time to capitalize on the momentum from the election. The same is true for Congress, the first 100 days is when the dynamics and the tone are set for the next two years.
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Oakland County Bike Summit to explore sharing the road

City planners in southeast Oakland County have joined with people in black spandex to say it’s time to make the area dramatically more bike-friendly.

A Bike Summit is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Royal Oak Public Library, where planners and cycling advocates will talk about bike-friendly efforts in Berkley, Birmingham, Clawson, Huntington Woods, Madison Heights and Royal Oak.

“We’re starting to make some very real progress,” said Todd Scott, 49, a Royal Oak resident who is to speak at the summit. He cycles to the bank, shopping and meetings for his job as Detroit greenways coordinator for the statewide nonprofit Michigan Greenways and Trailways Alliance, which promotes non-motorized transit. He drives his Chevrolet Sonic “just every other day,” he said.
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Oakland County planners want area to be more bike-friendly

City planners in southeast Oakland County have joined with fit people in black spandex to say it’s time to make the area dramatically more bike-friendly.

A Bike Summit is scheduled at the Royal Oak Public Library on Wednesday where planners and cycling advocates will talk about bike-friendly efforts in Berkley, Birmingham, Clawson, Huntington Woods, Madison Heights and Royal Oak.

“We’re starting to make some very real progress,” said Todd Scott, 49, a Royal Oak resident who is to speak at the summit. He cycles to the bank, shopping and meetings for his job as Detroit greenways coordinator for the statewide nonprofit Michigan Greenways and Trailways Alliance, which promotes nonmotorized transit, and drives his Chevrolet Sonic “just every other day,” he said.
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