Tag Archives: Cycling

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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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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