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Biking Shorts, September 13, 2012

By Barbara Schmid

Our friends at West Michigan Environmental Action Council are organizing an Urban Cycling Extravaganza on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 4-9 p.m.

GGRBC is a presenting sponsor, along with Grand Rapids Bicycle Company, Spoke Folks and Catalyst Parnters.

This free event is open to the public and very family friendly. It begins with a bike ride at 4 p.m. in the Gaslight Village of East Grand Rapids from Grand Rapids Bicycle Company's newest (and second) location. The 5-mile ride ends at Collins Park along Reeds Lake.

An outdoor exposition at Collins park will include beginner and advanced bicycle workshops, a series of short bicycle films, childrens activities, food and drinks.

WMEAC is developing this event to highlight the value of using bicycles for transportation and recreational purposes in addition to how a bicycle friendly community is a more sustainable community.

Check the event Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/405555636179058/


Trans4M Want Your Input

Roads, bicycles, buses, rail, bridges and walkable cities all will be on the agenda, Tuesday at the Transportation for Michigan (Trans4M) community forum on transportation. It will be held at The Rapid Central Station, 2nd Floor Community Room, 250 Grandville Ave. SW, from 6-8 p.m.

The forum is part of a series underway across Michigan designed to get public input about our state's transportation needs. During the meeting, participants will be asked to prioritize transportation projects, let officials know what investments they would like to see in their communities, and develop a better understanding of transportation funding, said Trans4M staff. This event is the 17th in a series of interactive public forums across Michigan.

Transportation for Michigan (http://www.trans4m.org)  is a statewide coalition working to create a stronger Michigan through transportation policy reform that will revitalize Michigan’s cities and towns, reconnect its people to opportunity, and spark a healthier economy.  Trans4M coalition partners include nonprofits, businesses, policymakers, environmental groups, planners, academic institutions and others.

(This article was developed from Trans4M press releases and letters.)




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