Tag Archives: Cycling

Bill Field: Visionary Founder of Michigan’s First Paved Rail-Trail

Note: Bill Field was a remarkable man. I had the good fortune to work with him many years ago when I was still a cub journalist. This is the story of  his challenge to save an abandoned rail corridor so … Continue reading

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Major work this summer coming for Hart-Montague and White Pine Trails

By Howard Meyerson Two popular west Michigan rail-trails are scheduled for major work this summer. The 22.6-mile William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Trail will be widened and repaved while two unfinished sections of the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail, just over … Continue reading

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Groomed fat bike winter trails growing more numerous in Michigan

  By Howard Meyerson GRAND RAPIDS, MI – When fat-tire bikes first made an appearance in Michigan a few years ago, many dedicated riders considered them a fad — a puffed-up version of a mountain bike with big, soft tires … Continue reading

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Best Places To See Fall Colors Around Grand Rapids

Autumn color is always a spectacle in Kent County. The countryside – with its hills and valleys – becomes a living canvas splashed with color. It’s a great time to get out on area roads, rivers and trails and enjoy … Continue reading

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West Michigan Mountain Biking Alliance: 60 Miles of Local Trails, From Riders For Riders

Grand Rapids is known for a lot of things: good beer, a spectacular downtown arts festival and great fishing on area rivers, among other things. But, what isn’t known is that West Michigan mountain bikers are turning the region into … Continue reading

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Pure Michigan: On the way to becoming a trails state

By Howard Meyerson Michigan has had a number of nicknames: The Water Wonderland, The Great Lakes State, The Wolverine State, The Mitten State; and now it appears we may get another: The Pure Michigan Trails State. A five-bill package introduced … Continue reading

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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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