May 13-21, 2017 - Kalamazoo Area Bike Week is all about celebrating cycling.  It promotes cycling advocacy, awareness, education and most importantly, fun.

Planning for Bike Week 2017 is underway.  If you are interested in helping out this year or sponsoring/organizing an event, please contact Bike Week Chair David Warwick at

Instead of watching it snow check out this great video from the Michigan Department of Transportation and the Michigan Department of State on cycling safety 30-second video safety message.


Upcoming Events

Bike Friendly Kalamazoo Public Meeting

  • KRESA 1819 E Milham Ave Portage, MI, 49002 United States

Strategic plans for how major local institutions plan to integrate bicycling into the community’s economic development and place-making efforts will be presented in a public meeting to be held on May 18, 2016. 

The meeting will be held at the Wile Auditorium, KRESA Main Campus, 1819 E. Milham Rd., Kalamazoo, MI at 4pm.  The goal of this event is to help local leaders and stakeholders, as well as the general public, gain a better understanding of how bike-friendly facilities relate to local efforts to elevate the region’s stature as a great place to live, work and play. 

Being Bike-Friendly - Its Impact on Economic Development    - Terrence Neuzil, Kalamazoo County Administrator

How Kalamazoo Township Planned & Funded Its Non-Motorized "Breakthrough"    - Ron Reid, Kalamazoo Twp Supervisor

Connecting Kalamazoo & Portage: The "Green & Blueway" Project    - Bill Rose, Kalamazoo Nature Center President, CEO

New Bike Lanes, Routes and Sharrows - What's Popping Up In Kalamazoo - Rebekah Kik, Kalamazoo City Planner 

Eliason Nature Preserve Trail: A Path For Many Users    - Kendall Klingelsmith, Dir.of Portage Parks, Rec. & Snr Citizen Svcs

Mountain Biking Hits the Trail In the Kalamazoo County Parks    -                      David Rachowicz, Kal. Co. Parks & Rec. Director; Meg Zapolowski, VP of Southwest Mtn Biking Assn

 Plus, there will be an update on the status of the KATS MPO-wide long term Non-Motorized Plan, from the perspective of the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study and Bike Friendly Kalamazoo on BFK's "next steps."

 Register now before our general public announcements begin, by going to: 

(You may also call Monica Zehner at KATS: 269-343-0766)

Many thanks to the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study (KATS) for co-sponsoring this event!

Location: KRESA's Wile Auditorium 1819 East Milham Road. Park on the west side of KRESA's main office building. Who is Invited: All BFK delegates/participants, generalpublic, media


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