Tag Archives: Cycling

Bike-share programs rolling out across Michigan

Bike Sharing, an idea whose time has come in Michigan, has taken root in several communities around the state. A story in Bridge Magazine  spells out the appeal and how it work in towns like Traverse City, Ann Arbor, Mount … Continue reading

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Michigan mountain biker takes on the toughest race in the world

By Howard Meyerson Dennis Murphy hit a tree while riding his mountain bike back in August of 2000. He was racing at Big M in the Manistee National Forest. Murphy wasn’t watching closely and crushed a vertebrae in his back. … Continue reading

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Growing a mountain bike patrol: Volunteers needed

By Howard Meyerson Shawn Murphy is looking for a few good riders. Well, to be honest, maybe more than few. Murphy is the director of the Michigan Mountain Bike Patrol, a small but growing group of volunteer cyclists who have … Continue reading

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Michigan Trails: New UP trail celebrates iron heritage; other trail works planned

By Howard Meyerson Cyclists who plan to ride Upper Peninsula trails this summer might want to make a stop in the Marquette area where an interesting rail-trail project will be dedicated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on August 15. A new … Continue reading

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Bicycle Museum Of America Full Of Fascinating History

 It could be time for a visit to New Bremen Ohio. Yes, Ohio, the world’s largest parking lot. Why? Because that’s where the Bicycle Museum of America is located and it looks like it would be worth the trip. The … Continue reading

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Up for the Challenge: Michigan cyclists prepare for extreme winter cycling races

By Howard Meyerson Jason Bratton and Ted Bentley have a lot in common. Each has an affinity for fat bikes, those heavy, bulbous-tired bicycles for sand and snow. Both love the outdoors, and each loves riding in winter. But perhaps … Continue reading

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Lake Michigan water trail summit in November

By Howard Meyerson A two-day summit about the Lake Michigan Water Trail, a 1600 mile paddling route around the lake, will be held in Saugatuck Nov. 8 and 9. at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts. The event is open … Continue reading

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Innovation: Cardboard bicycle prototype developed

Now this is innovative – a cardboard bicycle. For real. It’s made of cardboard, not just a print. It’s a real working cycle. The cardboard is coated with a waterproof resin and then painted. The bike, called Alfa, weighs 20 … Continue reading

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Energy Efficient Camper

Found at Living Off the Grid on Facebook.

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Mud, Sweat & Tears: cyclocross and adventure racing is big

By Howard Meyerson When Chris Schmidt puts on his helmet on Oct. 20, the 44-year-old technical translator and bike racer will have only one thing in mind: going fast and all-out. Schmidt will be one of 50 competitors at the … Continue reading

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