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Why poor people don't go to bike shops

Submitted 09-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

At The Spoke Folks, our goal is to ensure everyone has access to a safe and reliable bike. As a part of this, we have known disenfranchised communities, especially communities of color, need our services the most.


More women, girls giving archery a shot

Submitted 08-24-2016 under NONPROFITS

Archery participation in the United States skyrocketed nearly 26 percent from 2012 to 2015, many of them women and girls


Call for nominations: Wheelchair-donating nonprofit seeks inspirational athletes

Submitted 08-09-2016 under NONPROFITS

This year's AIM High Endurance Awards will be the most exciting yet.


Wheelchair-donating nonprofit adds four board members

Submitted 08-03-2016 under NONPROFITS

These board members will enable Alternatives in Motion to continue offering mobility equipment and repair services to those who would otherwise be unable to afford them.


Working mother of three shares her running journey, inspires family

Submitted 05-12-2016 under VOICES

In anticipation of the Fifth Third River Run this Saturday, May 14, Iracema Garcia shares why she began running and now runs with her family and in races on a regular basis.


Parks are living rooms of our neighborhoods, hold communal memories

Submitted 05-03-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

The memories we make and the people we meet when we frequent our city parks help our community understand the true value of a strong park system.


Catalyst Radio: How Girls on the Run empowers and educates through running

Submitted 04-29-2016 under NONPROFITS

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Nika Kusmierz, program coordinator of Kent County Girls on the Run, about their upcoming 5K and how their curriculum centered on running empowers young girls to be "joyful, healthy, and confident."


Bike co-op launches 1000 Bikes Campaign to provide more rides to community

Submitted 04-19-2016 under NEWS

The Spoke Folks launches its 1000 Bikes Campaign this Sunday, April 24 at Brewery Vivant's Bikes for Beers event.


Local soccer player trains in neighborhood park, Kent Trails for chance at pros

Submitted 04-05-2016 under VOICES

Ernesto Pulido trains in Clemente Park in the Roosevelt Park neighborhood and runs on Kent Trails to prepare for tryouts in his parents' home country, Mexico.


Grand Army organizing for another season supporting soccer in Grand Rapids

Submitted 03-21-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Members of the Grand Army supporters group marched to Grand Rapids Football Club games together to celebrate the new team in 2015 and plan to do even more when the 2016 season begins next month