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) 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.

The last public planning meeting in 2018 is scheduled for 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 yet to be determined. After that most of the planning and implementation of the great ideas we surfaced throughout our meetings held during the summer and fall of 2018 will be in the hands of our wonderful individual event organizers. We may be able to accommodate additional events and announcements up to about four weeks before Bike Week begins.

Please watch this page for additional updates.

Click here for the most recent list of new ideas for Bike Week 2019 (just waiting to be matched with organizers & volunteers!), plus a contact directory (to be expanded over time). Click here to see the agenda summary for our most recent planning session.

Have a safe and fun riding season.  Hope to see you out there! 

 

 



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Community Ride & Relaxation

  • Boatyard Brewing Company 432 East Paterson Street Kalamazoo, MI, 49007 United States (map)

To celebrate cycling in and around Kalamazoo KBC and Boatyard Brewing have partnered for an afternoon of Riding & Relaxing on Saturday, May 12th from 12:00 noon to 4 p.m.

Kalamazoo Bicycle Club will lead escorted no-drop COMMUNITY RIDES led by KBC Ride Leaders starting at 12:00 noon & 12:30 p.m. The rides start and end at Boatyard Brewing and proceed on the KRVT. The route will be open all day for those who want to enjoy riding at their own pace, as well. After the ride, please join us for a SOCIAL GATHERING at Boatyard Brewing. The “Give Them Five Ale” will be on tap until it runs out. Come enjoy this limited release beer along with $3 All You Can Drink Homemade Root Beer, and $10 All You Can Eat Pizza!

Please plan on wearing your helmet and drink responsibly.

If you will be riding earlier or later in the day, we welcome all riders and their families & friends to relax and refuel at the Boatyard, located at 432 E Paterson St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009.

Any questions about the event can be directed to Valerie Litznerski at Valerie.Litznerski@gmail.com or Robin Sides at RMSides14@gmail.com.

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