bicycle

Kick off the season: Kickstand Kickoff 2014

by (The Spoke Folks)

Submitted 04-29-2014 under NONPROFITS

On Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Brewery Vivant and The Spoke Folks will host Kickstand Kickoff, a festive event featuring family friendly games, demonstrations, live music and beer. What better way to kick off the Grand Rapids cycling...

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Bicycle boot camp offers fitness classes for bike enthusiasts

by (erictank)

Submitted 01-07-2014 under NEWS

On January 7 at 7 p.m. Central District Cyclery will begin its first of 12 fitness sessions aimed at improving bicycle performance by strengthening one's core and improving range of motion. This is the second year that Central District Cyclery...

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Spoke Folks introduces tricycle work bench at ArtPrize

by (erictank)

Submitted 09-24-2013 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Spoke Folks, a Grand Rapids nonprofit organization dedicated to the education and promotion of cycling as a viable and extra-recreational method of transportation has built its newest contraption: a mobile tricycle work bench. Executive Director Jay...

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Kids to learn bike safety, receive free helmet at annual event

by (Waltonm)

Submitted 06-28-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Business Leaders Linked to Encourage New Directions (BL²END) want to keep kids safe when they get out their bikes and are exercising the freedom of school's hiatus. BL²END will be running Salvation Army's annual Bike...

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Grand Rapidians ride Sea to Sea to fight local, global poverty

by (worldrenew)

Submitted 02-27-2013 under NONPROFITS

Starting in Los Angeles on June 22, an estimated 180 people will travel the country by bike from one sea to the other, ending in New York City. The 180 cyclists include those who have participated in the past, those who intend on riding all 3,900...

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Catalyst Radio: The Spoke Folks a cooperative community bike shop

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 12-28-2012 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW For this episode of Catalyst Radio we learn about the local new bicycle cooperative The Spoke Folks. Jay Niewiek and Keean Mansour join us in studio to...

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Active Commute Week kicks off in Grand Rapids

by (shannoncunningham)

Submitted 05-14-2012 under NEWS

Monday, May 14 kicks off Active Commute Week here in metro Grand Rapids. Held to encourage active transportation use, the week will feature various events, workshops and the Active Commute Week Challenge. From May 14 through Friday, May 18,...

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The Spoke Folks: Cooperative biking community

by (shannoncunningham)

Submitted 03-22-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

When Jay Niewiek moved to Grand Rapids four years ago, he continued doing something that he had always done: riding his bicycle. Jay bikes for work, bikes for leisure, and bikes for play. In his time in Grand Rapids, Niewiek has started The Grand...

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Catalyst Radio: Annual Bikestock festival promises vintage bikes, bike polo and more in the midst of a criterium race

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 08-12-2011 under NONPROFITS

Don't have time to listen right now? Download the MP3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW (10:12) Josh McBryde, a board member of the Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition, wrench head at local Ada Bike Shop and co-organizer of the...

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Local children's book author leads 250-mile bike ride to Chicago

by (saradipity)

Submitted 05-18-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

With internet, television, smart phones and the numerous other electronic distractions, today’s youth are becoming more and more apathetic to the idea of enacting big ideas. Local children’s book author Sue Stauffacher set out on a five...

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