The 7th Annual Kalamazoo Bike Week was a success. The weather was generally good and attendance at the events was great.  Thank you to all event organizers, volunteers and attendees - we had great fun.

Planning for Bike Week 2019 (May 11-18, 2019) began in June 2018 -- and more than ever, will encompass events across Kalamazoo County.  If you want to share an idea, help plan, make an announcement or organize an event during Bike Week, please contact Paul Selden at info@bikefriendlykalamazoo.org.

We may be able to accommodate additional events and announcements up until March 31, 2019. Don’t hesitate to contact Paul for more information.

The last public planning meeting in 2018 took place on October 25, 2018, 4-5pm at the Portage District Library (Austin Lake Room), 300 Library Lane, Portage MI 49002.  If necessary, we will also meet as a group in 2019, with dates to be announced later.

At this point most of the planning and implementation of the great ideas we surfaced throughout our meetings held during the summer and fall of 2018 is in the hands of our wonderful individual event organizers. It can also be accessed via the links below.

Please watch this page for additional updates.

In the meantime…

Click here for a summary of information for event organizers (from our October 2018 planning session, in the form of meeting notes that we hope to format into an “Event Organizers Packet” early in 2019. Click here for a list of ideas for Bike Week (some of them just waiting to be matched with organizers & volunteers!), plus a contact directory (to be expanded over time). Click here to see a meeting summary for our September 2018 planning session.

We wish you safe and happy rides throughout the year.  Hope to see you out there! 

 

 



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Mountain Biking 101 for Women - POSTPONED UNTIL MAY 18

  • Al Sabo Preserve Texas Dr Kalamazoo, MI, 49009 United States (map)

 

Ever wondered what mountain biking is like but too scared to give it a go? Don't have a bike to try it? No worries, we've got you covered. Now is the chance to ride the Al Sabo trail in a safe and instructional environment. SWMMBA and Pedal are teaming up to put together a Ladies Only Mountain Bike 101 instructional ride at the Al Sabo trailhead on Monday, May 11th. Pedal will have demo bikes available to rent (reservations are required ahead of time). Women will be taught the basics of trail riding and safety. There will be a 30 min pre-ride required training session at the Texas Township Park parking lot at 6:30pm. We will go over the rules of the trail, divide into small groups, and then ridea short distance to Al Sabo from the parking lot. Please note that this is a Ladies Only ride. All ages are welcome however, we ask that all individuals under the age of 17 are accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

The event is free.  Please register so they'll know you're coming.  Follow this link https://www.facebook.com/BikeKzoo to the Bike Week Facebook page and click on "Plan to Attend" and say you're attending the event or call PEDAL at 567-3325.

Directions:  From Texas Corners turn northeast onto Texas Drive. The preserve is 3/4 mile on the north side. There is no sign for the preserve, instead look for the Camp Roto Kiwan Boy Scout Camp. The preserve entrance is located just east of the camp.

Earlier Event: May 16
Third Annual Family Bike Fest
Later Event: May 14
Slow Roll to the Farmer's Market

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