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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
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
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
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
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
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
It’s hip to ride a bike these days. It doesn’t matter whether you ride a mountain bike and take on technical terrain or spin down roads. Biking is in. But to glance at what’s being written about cycling, you get … Continue reading
Common sense would tell most of us that it is cheaper to ride a bike to work than to drive a car, but data compiled by League of American Bicyclists and others suggests a vast amount could be saved by … Continue reading
A three-wheel recumbent bicycle known as the Terra Trike appears to be a hit with aging Baby Boomers. “We’ve got 10,000 of them retiring every day for the next 14 years,” says WizWheelz Inc. Marketing Director Jeff Yonker of their … Continue reading
Photo from Michigan’s Western U.P. Visitors Bureau on Facebook.