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Bicycling Advocacy News - Greater Grand Rapids

7.22.15- Bike share ready to launch app-based service in Grans Rapids [MLive]

7.13.15- Crowdfunding campaign launched for bike lane between Grand Haven and Holland [MLive]

6.29.15- Where road diet is proposed on Alpine Avenue [MLive]

6.24.15- Put A Lid On It! Encourages kids' bike safety [WZZM 13]

6.19.15- Nonprofit launches Grand Rapids bike-share program [grbj]

6.18.15-  Summer, safety & scenery: Best bets for cycling on West Michigan's trails [Rapid Growth]

6.15.15-   Bike share to launch in downtown Grand Rapids [Fox17]

6.12.15-  $2M bike sharing program pitched for Grand Rapids [MLive]

6.09.15-  Bike safety, CPR lessons on tap for Children's Camp 911 [Mlive]

6.06.15-  Clips Beer & Film Tour makes stop in GR [Fox17]

6.04.15-  GVSU installs bike repair stations on Pew Campus [WZZM 13]

05.28.15- New street concept raises serious car-bike safety concerns, but is also worth a try [Mlive]

05.27.15- GR considers 2 lanes for bikes, 1 for cars on Jefferson [WZZM 13]

05.16.15 - Bike repair stands installed around downtown Grand Rapids [WZZM 13]

05.15.15 - Rainy start to Bike to Work Day [WZZM 13]

05.10.15- Walk, Bike, Carpool to Help the Environment  [WZZM 13]

5.04.15-  Calling All Active Commuters [Get on Board, Ridethe Rapid.org Blog]

05.01.15-  Watch how-to for new repair station on $1.1 million downtown Grand Rapids bike route [Mlive]

04.30.15 - DGRI adds more options for downtown Grand Rapids bicyclists with new public repair stations [Rapid Growth Media]

04.28.15 - Ribbon cut on bike-friendly north Monroe construction [WZZM 13]

03.11.15 - Man admits to careless driving in SUV vs. bicycle crash [Mlive]

03.01.15 - Grand Rapids startup introduces new flexible frame to bicycle market [MiBiz]

02.28.15 - Former Grand Haven woman killed while riding bike [Grand Haven Tribune]

02.25.15 - Woman killed in bike-SUV crash [WZZM 13]

02.15.15 - Moving Beyond Parking: Downtown employers begin to embrace alternatives [MiBiz]

02.12.15 - Lot near Founders rejected in favor of free Grand Rapids parking 4 miles out of downtown [MLive]

02.11.15 - If voters defeat Michigan road tax, Grand Rapids 'will fall short of our goal' for street repairs [MLive]

02.01.15 - Groomed fat-tire bike trails growing more numerous in Michigan [MLive]

01.27.15 - MDOT planning to rework I-96, Cascade Rd. interchange [WOOD TV 8]

01.27.15 - Cascade Rd. and I-96 interchange to be redesigned [WZZM 13]

01.12.15 - Grand Rapids changes plan for 2015 Fuller Avenue project after public input [FOX 17]

01.05.15 - The Spoke Folks show folks how to enjoy bicycling year round [Fox 17]

12.23.14 - H&R Block, Boys and Girls Club give kids bicycles [WZZM 13]

12.20.14 - 'Elves' give away 1,500 bikes to unsuspecting children in Grand Rapids neighborhood [MLive]

12.16.14 - Bicyclists get new tool to navigate G.R. area pathways [WZZM 13]

11.30.14 - Grand Rapids woman featured in Glamour Magazine "Hometown Heros" online feature [MLive]

11.21.14 - Check out proposed 2 million M-45 for walkers, bikers [MLive]

11.10.14 - GR city manager proposes bicycle master plan [WOOD TV 8]

10.21.14 - Bike lane parking prohibited in Grand Rapids [WZZM 13]

10.21.14 - Parking in a bike lane will soon cost drivers [Fox 17]

10.17.14 - Not everybody is gung-ho about for bike-only lanes [Grand Rapids Business Journal]

10.17.14 - Student drivers to learn sharing the road with bicycles, motorcycles [WZZM 13]

10.10.14 - Bicycles help keep Michigan's economy rolling [Detroit News]

9.27.14 - ArtPrize offers free bicycle valet parking [WZZM 13]

9.25.14 - Ticket-shaped flyers coming to Grand Rapids: When enforcement of bike lane parking ban will start [MLive]

9.10.14 - G.R. leaders approve penalty for parking in bike lanes [WZZM 13]

7.12.14 - Jeff Dykehouse: Ghost bike at crash scene pays tribute to avid cyclist, photographer [MLive]

6.13.14 - Lids For Kids Bike Helmet Giveaway [Fox 17]

5.1.14 - Memorial Bike Ride for Local Band Director [WOODTV.com]

4.28.14 - Anniversary of Calvin Christian Music Director's Death Marked with 'Bike Out Loud' Event [MLive]

2.11.14 - The Spoke Folks to Provide Cyclists with Knowledge for Safe Riding [The Rapidian]

1.24.14 - Velocity Offers Upcycled Bike-rim Clothes Hangers [Bicycle Retailer]

1.14.14 - Grand Rapids Art Museum Extends ArtPrize 2010-inspired Design Show of Bikes, Prototypes [MLive]

1.7.14 - Bicycle Boot Camp Offers Fitness Classes for Bike Enthusiasts [The Rapidian]

1.7.14 - Tax Increase or Tax Extension: What Do You Call Grand Rapids Roads Proposal Coming to Voters? [MLive]

1.7.14 - Grand Rapids Considers Spending $32,000 for Grant to Study Bike Lanes Around the World [MLive]

12.24.13 - Green, Mobility, Public:  3 Words To Make Grand Rapids 'Most Sustainable City In The Country' [MLive]

10.28.13 - MY TAKE — We Can All Help Kids Get to School Safely [Holland Sentinel]

10.24.13 - 'Growler Bike' At The GRAM:  Urban Bicycle Designer Featured In New Exhibition [MLive]

9.24.13 - Spoke Folks Introduces Tricycle Work Bench at ArtPrize [The Rapidian]

9.10.13 - Mercy Leather Brands Unique Process, Style in Genuine Leather Goods [The Rapidian]

8.20.13 - The Spoke Folks Seeks Nominations for Board of Directors [The Rapidian]

6.28.13 - Kids to Learn Bike Safety, Receive Free Helmet at Annual Event [The Rapidian]

6.25.13 - 4 Roundabouts, Cycle Track Planned In Grand Rapids On Monroe Avenue NW [MLive]

6.25.13 - Downtown Getting $41K Worth Of Bicycle Parking Equipment [Grand Rapids Business Journal]

6.25.13 - Ladies Night to Offer Biking, Self Defense Pointers [The Rapidian]

6.14.13 - Grand Rapids To Host First Bike Polo Tournament [The Rapidian]

6.4.13 - Bike Polo Tournament Comes to NE Side [The Rapidian]

5.22.13 - Grand Rapids Police: Skateboarding, Bicycling On Sidewalk Still Prohibited In Downtown [MLive]

5.21.13 - Cycling Event To Benefit Cancer Research [WOOD TV]

5.20.13 - Ride The Trails With Mayor Heartwell: Join In The Free Ride With The Mayor Biking Event [WOOD TV]

5.20.13 - One Year Later: Kenowa Hills' Graduating Seniors Choose To Celebrate With Tents, Not Bicycles [MLive]

5.8.13 - West Michigan Students Observe National Bike To School Day [MLive]

4.10.13 - Check Out $836,000 Bikeway Planned In Grand Rapids [MLive]

4.7.13 - A Bent For Success: Maker Of 3-wheeled Recumbent Bikes Rides Quest For Comfort [Crain's Detroit Business]

3.18.13 - Enthusiastic Bikers Find Education, Resources At The Spoke Folks [The Rapidian]

3.11.13 - Cherry Street Road Work, Bike Lane Planned In Grand Rapids [MLive]

3.8.13 - City To Discuss Revision Division Project [The Rapidian]

2.28.13 - Zeeland Schwinn Changes Name, Adds Location in Hudsonville [Holland Sentinel]

2.25.13 - City Explores Funding Options For Street Repairs [The Rapidian]

2.15.13 - Downtown Grand Rapids To See An Increase In Bike Racks [Michigan Radio]

2.15.13 - Up For The Challenge: Local Bikers Gear Up For Extreme Winter Cycling Races [MLive]

2.14.13 - Downtown Grand Rapids Bike Corrals To Displace 6 Metered Parking Spaces For 12 Months [MLive]

2.13.13 - More Than 200 Bicycle Parking Spots Coming To Downtown Grand Rapids [MLive]

2.13.13 - GR Roads Task Force: Invest $9 Million/Year [WOOD TV8]

2.12.13 - Income-tax Hike Eyed To Fix Grand Rapids Roads [MLive]

2.1.13 - Grant Will Fund Pedestrian 'Refuge' On Wilson For Buck Creek Trail [Advance Newspapers]

2.1.13 - Grand Rapids Could Build Riverside Bike, Walking Trail Extension In 2014 [MLive]

1.25.13 - Wyoming Embarking On Plan For Bicycle Routes [Lanes] In The City [Advance Newspapers]

1.16.13 - With Liquor License In Hand, Trailhead Cafe Set To Become Trailhead Tavern [Advance Newspapers]

1.7.13 - Grand Rapids Makes List Of 'Sustainability' Leaders, Pursues Funding For Bike Coordinator [MLive]

1.6.13 - Live Chat Recap: What's Your New Year's Resolution For Grand Rapids? [MLive]

1.4.13 - Join Us For A Live Chat With The 'Movers And Shakers' Shaping Grand Rapids' Future (see comment thread below article) [MLive]

12.28.12 - The Spoke Folks:  A Cooperative Community Bike Shop [Catalyst Radio]

12.26.12 - Grand Rapids Study's Weight-loss Tip Could Help You Burn 25 Pounds In 2013 [MLive]

12.22.12 - A Tale Of Generosity: G.R. Bicycle Giveaway [WZZM]

12.22.12 - Elves Bike Gifts 'Something From God': Harrison Park Neighborhood Gets 1000+ Bikes [WOOD]

12.22.12 - Elves Deliver Free Bikes To GR Kids [Fox 17]

12.22.12 - Elves And More Give Away Hundreds Of Bikes To Kids On Grand Rapids' West Side [MLive]

12.15.12 - 'Elves' Build Bikes For Children In Need [WZZM]

11.23.12 - Where's The Traffic Problem Grand Rapids Public, Christian Schools And City Teamed Up To Solve? [MLive]

11.8.12 - East Grand Rapids Home To New Urban Bicycle Showroom, Repair Shop [Rapid Growth Media]

10.30.12 - MSU's Gran Fondo Bike Ride To Feature Food, Microbrews For Festive Feel [MLive]

10.30.12 - 'Gran Fondo' Coming To Grand Rapids [WZZM]

10.30.12 - Michigan State Announces Epic 'Gran Fondo' Cycling Event For 2013 To Fund Skin Cancer Research [MLive]

10.22.12 - A True 'Pioneer': Retail Magnate Fred Meijer's Family, Friends Open Last Trail Bearing His Name [MLive]

10.22.12 - Meijer Trail Adds Important Connection And Park [WOOD]

10.12.12 - Imagine Better Biking [Eastown.org]

10.9.12 - Fred Meijer Pioneer Trail Getting Some Test Runs As Dedication Nears [Advance Newspapers]

9.18.12 - Bike Racks Boost Downtown Grand Rapids Parking Capacity 12 Percent [MLive]

9.13.12 - Bike Rack Use, Or Lack Thereof, Sparks Debate Among Grand Rapids Parking Leaders [MLive]

8.28.12 - More Bike Lanes Coming To Grand Rapids [WZZM 13]

8.27.12 - ArtPrize Prep:  Grand Rapids To Install More Bicycle Racks Downtown [MLive]

8.24.12 - Prof Researches Urban Cycling In Denmark, the Netherlands [Calvin.edu]

8.22.12 - Grand Rapids To Repave Bumpy Front Avenue NW, Add Bike Lanes Under $520K Project [MLive]

8.2.12 - Grand Rapids Bicycle Company And Trailhead Cafe [Rapid Growth Media]

7.28.12 - Lean West Michigan Company Rides The 'Fat Tire' Trend In Bicycling [MLive]

7.27.12 - 616 Bicycles Made Of Steel [MLive]

7.12.12 - See Where Grand Rapids Will Replace On-street Parking With A Bike Corral, And What Other Businesses Want One, Too [MLive]

6.1.12 - America's Best Bike Cities: 41. Grand Rapids, MI | Bicycling Magazine [Bicycling.com]

6.1.12 - Palmer Elementary Awarded $108,850 Grant To Make It Safer For Kids To Bike And Walk To School [MLive]

5.19.12 - 250 Bicyclists Begin Two Days Of Racing In West Michigan Stage Race [MLive]

5.18.12 - 'Mini-Tour De France' Brings Only Race Of Its Kind In State To West Michigan [MLive]

5.17.12 - Cyclists Send Message With Silence [WZZM 13]

5.16.12 - West Michigan Bicyclists Honor Riders Killed In Crashes, Call For More Understanding Between Bikers And Motorists [MLive]

5.16.12 - Ride Of Silence Held To Honor Those Killed On Bicycles:  10th Annual Ride Of Silence To Promote Bicycle Safety [FOX 17]

5.11.12 - TerraTrike Changed His Life, Says Grand Rapids Man Who Lost More Than 200 Pounds [MLive]

5.11.12 - Trike Designed On Napkin Turning Into Big Hit For Kentwood Company [MLive]

5.10.12 - West Michigan Bike & Fitness Hiring For Grandville, Holland and Kentwood Stores [Rapid Growth Media]

4.27.12 - Tricycles For Adults Booming [WZZM 13]

4.26.12 - Grand Rapids' TerraTrike Adds More Jobs-- Again [Rapid Growth Media]

4.24.12 - Three-wheeled Vehicles Gain Popularity Among Older Americans [WGVU]

4.19.12 - Annual "Mayor's Bike Ride" Announced For 2012 Season: Mayor George Heartwell Announced The Fourth Annual Mayor's Bike Ride Thursday Afternoon [FOX 17]

4.19.12 - Central District Cyclery: The "Hub" of Urban Biking [Rapid Growth Media]

4.13.12 - Great Lakes Pub Cruiser, A 16-person Bar-hopping Bicycle, To Debut In Grand Rapids [MLive]

4.13.12 - Rockford Eatery Enlists Bicyclists' Help To Raise Money For White Pine Trail [MLive]

4.10.12 - Downtown Grand Rapids Welcomes Central District Cyclery, A New Bicycle Shop! [The River 100.5]

4.7.12 - Summer Bicycle Safety Tips [WZZM 13]

3.29.12 - Grand Rapids' New Seward Avenue Extension Gets City Closer To Linking Kent, White Pine Bike Trails [Rapid Growth Media]

3.22.12 - The Spoke Folks: Cooperative Biking Community [The Rapidian]

3.22.12 - 616 Bicycle Fabrications: Local Bike Manufacturer With Big Ideas [Rapid Growth Media]

3.15.12 - TerraTrike's Growth Adds Jobs, Spurs Move To New Building [Rapid Growth Media]

3.2.12 - Haworth Annual Sales Meeting Includes Unique Charity Event [MLive]

2.6.12 - Proposed Zeeland Bicycle And Walking Path Moves Forward After Detour [MLive]

2.2.12 - Proposed Grand Loop Mountain Biking Route In Grand Rapids Gears Up To Add Richmond Park Trails [Rapid Growth Media]

1.26.12 - Local Mountain Bike Enthusiast To Open Urban Bike Shop In Downtown Grand Rapids [Rapid Growth Media]

1.23.12 - Why Website Lists Grand Rapids Among Top 25 Bicycling Cities In The United States [MLive]

1.17.12 - The Fixie Bike Index [Priceonomics blog]

1.10.12 - Grand Rapids Leaders Make Case For Burton Street 'Diet' As Business Owners Cry Foul [MLive]

1.9.12 - Burton Street To Be Put On "Road Diet":  Construction Will Turn 4-lane Road Into 3 Lanes [WOOD TV 8]

1.2.12 - Cold Michigan Winters Make Snow Bikes A Hot Seller [FOX 17]

9.5.11 - Traffic Talk:  Are Bicycles Allowed On Sidewalks? Can Drivers Honk Out Of Frustration? [MLive]

8.10.11 - Chicago Drive Cycling & Fitness Reopens In Downtown Grandville [MLive]

7.12.11 - Slingshot Bikes Bringing Manufacturing To Grand Rapids Area [MLive]

6.26.11 - Midwest's Largest BMX Track Opens December 18 [bmxcommunity.com]

5.22.11 - Tricyle Stolen From Special Needs Child [WZZM 13]

5.19.11 - New $1.5M Oxford Street Bike Trail Connects Kent Trails System To Grand Rapids' Parks, Neighborhoods [Rapid Growth Media]

5.19.11 - Bike Friendly:  Building A Community Of Cyclists [Rapid Growth Media]

5.18.11 - Cyclists Participate In The Ride Of Silence [WZZM13]

5.18.11 - Local Children's Book Author Leads 250-mile Bike Ride To Chicago [The Rapidian]

4.21.11 - Bike The Friendly Streets Of Grand Rapids [Rapid Growth Media]

2.10.11 - On A Roll: TerraTrike Continues To Add New Products [Rapid Growth Media]

1.12.11 - Grandville Bicycle Shop Plans To Move To Another Building [MLive]

12.15.10 - Hudsonville Debates Wide Vs. Narrow Lanes For 32nd Avenue [MLive]

9.30.10 - Grand Rapids Lands USA Cycling Pro Men's Championship Race in 2011, '12 [MLive]

9.10.10 - National Cycling Teams Tap Three BISSELL® Pros [bicycle.net]

7.29.10 - Outside - Best Towns 2010: Grand Rapids, Michigan - Best for Mountain Biking [ousideonline.com]

7.29.10 - Grandmother's $10,000 Grant A Boost For BMX Riders In Grand Rapids [MLive]

7.22.10 - Grand Rapids Christens First Official "Complete Street" For Bikers, Pedestrians And Vehicles [Rapid Growth Media]

5.20.10 - 150 Cyclists Take Part In Grand Rapids Ride Of Silence To Raise Awareness About Sharing Road [MLive]

5.20.10 - Metro Grand Rapids Shows Its Greenways [Rapid Growth Media]

5.15.10 - New Urban Bike Park Brings BMX To Grand Rapids [FOX 17]

5.13.10 - Grand Rapids Bike Park Combines Grand Opening With Mayor's Bike Ride, Park Cleanup [Rapid Growth Media]

5.11.10 - 5/15/10 - Mayor's Bike Ride & GR Bike Park Grand Opening [PedalGR.com]

4.9.10 - Grand Rapids Ranks 36th On Magazine's List Of Nation's Bike-friendly Cities [MLive]

2.18.10 - $790,000 Reeds Lake Trail Phase 2 Makes Strides To Keep Walkers, Cyclists Safe [Rapid Growth Media]

1.24.10 - Urban Mountain Bike Park Makes Grand Rapids That Much Cooler [MLive]

1.7.10 - Ada Bike Shop Opens New Uptown Location [Rapid Growth Media]

10.21.09 - GR Gets Bike-friendly Designation: Ceremony On Wednesday [WOOD TV 8]

10.21.09 - Do You Live In A Bicycle-friendly Community Yet? New Cities Named [biking bis.com]

6.23.08 - Work Continues At Luton Park Mountain Bike Trails [MLive]

4.18.08 - Luton Park Adds Trails For Mountain Bikers [MLive]



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