The 8th Annual Bike Week is May 11-18, 2019. Planning is nearing completion -- and more than ever, Bike Week will encompass events across Kalamazoo County. Check out the calendar below. Join the week-long celebration!

This site is for general informational and educational purposes. Please contact our wonderful event organizers or click on the links to their websites for more information — they are the ones who are actually responsible and deserve all the credit for the events themselves. Descriptions on our calendar may not include all the details or last minute changes.

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



Upcoming Events

May
9
6:30 PM18:30

Kalamazoo Bicycle Club’s Bike Camp Session 1, Orientation Meeting

  • Greater Kalamazoo Association of Realtors (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bike Camp is an award-winning training program for newer cyclists as well as those returning to the activity. Designed for adults and families with kids 12 or older to learn cyclist’s rules of the road, safe riding strategies, bike and equipment options, comfortable bike fit, training, and nutrition. Bike Camp is held in five sessions, about two to three hours long, with classroom presentations and group rides of roughly 5, 10, and 15 miles. Sessions four and five take place on the Saturdays after Bike Week. Entry fee includes one-year membership to KBC, and entry into KBC’s KalTour annual tour of local country roads.

Sponsor: Kalamazoo Bicycle Club

Event website: kalamazoobicycleclub.org/events/bike-camp

Cost/Fees: Individual: $60 before May 1, $75 after; Family: $75 before May 1, $90 after

For more information, please contact: Paul Wells at bikecamp@kalamazoobicycleclub.org; (269) 532-2961

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May
10
9:10 AM09:10

WKZO Morning Radio Interview With Ken Lanphear

Enjoy WKZO’s Morning Radio Show with host Ken Lanphear, at 590 AM or 106.9 FM Kalamazoo, MI. Ken and his guest will highlight what’s happening during Kalamazoo Bike Week 2019 and topics that should interest everyone. The 7-8 minute interviews move fast, so be sure to tune in early!

Today’s guest is Paul Selden, Chair of Kalamazoo Bike Week.

Sponsor: WKZO Radio

Event website: https://wkzo.com/shows/

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May
11
7:00 AM07:00

2019 Trailblazer

Enjoy one of the first rides of spring on the Kal-Haven Trail. The 34-mile Trail links Kalamazoo and South Haven. It offers a compacted limestone/slag surface. Adjoining road routes of 25, 45, 70 and 100 miles are marked for road bikes.

Many riders like to bike the Kal-Haven one way, parking at either South Haven or Kalamazoo and taking our 8:00am early morning shuttle to the opposite staging area to bike back. See details at www.snapregistration.com/kalhaven.

Be sure to join us in Bloomingdale for music and hot lunch.

Proceeds to support expansion and maintenance of the Trails and Trail programming.

Location: Kal-Haven Trail, also marked road routes of 25, 45, 70 or 100 miles on marked roads.

Online Registration: www.snapregistration.com/kalhaven

On-site Registration:
Kalamazoo: 4143 10th St. N., Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Bloomingdale: At the crossroads in the Village of Bloomingdale
South Haven: 66 N Bailey Ave., South Haven, MI 49090-1589

Fees: Individual $25 (After May 7, $30); Family $40 (after May 7, $45); Shuttle Bus $15

For the latest up to date information please contact: kalhaven.trailblazer@gmail.com

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May
11
8:30 AM08:30

Kalamazoo Bicycle Club’s Bike Camp Session 2: Bike Fit, Bike Handling & Riding in a Group

Bike Camp is an award-winning training program for newer cyclists as well as those returning to the activity. Designed for adults and families with kids 12 or older to learn cyclist’s rules of the road, safe riding strategies, bike and equipment options, comfortable bike fit, training, and nutrition. Bike Camp is held in five sessions, about two to three hours long, with classroom presentations and group rides of roughly 5, 10, and 15 miles. Sessions four and five take place on the Saturdays after Bike Week. Entry fee includes one-year membership to KBC, and entry into KBC’s KalTour annual tour of local country roads.

Sponsor: Kalamazoo Bicycle Club

Event website: kalamazoobicycleclub.org/events/bike-camp

Cost/Fees: Individual: $60 before May 1, $75 after; Family: $75 before May 1, $90 after

For more information, please contact: Paul Wells at bikecamp@kalamazoobicycleclub.org; (269) 532-2961

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May
11
8:30 AM08:30

Mayors' City to City Ride

Join Mayors Patricia Randall of Portage and Bobby Hopewell of Kalamazoo on a 8 mile bike ride as they ride in Portage, into Kalamazoo and then back to Portage. Meet at Portage Creek Bicentennial Park Trail on Milham Road. Arrive by 8:30 to register for this free ride. The ride starts promptly at 9:00. Click here to see an approximate route map.

This easy-paced ride on the first day of Kalamazoo Bike Week will highlight portions of the planned inter-jurisdictional Southwest Michigan Bikeway, the Portage trail and bike lane system, bike lanes and routes in Kalamazoo, and a scenic overlook of the proposed Kalamazoo-Portage trail connection along Portage Creek.  On-site registration and bike helmets are required; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: Alyssa Milbeck: (269) 324-9271; milbecka@portagemi.gov

Cost/Fees: Free!

Event Website: http://www.portagemi.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=744&month=5&year=2019&day=11&calType=0

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May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Old Dog Tavern's Brickyard Vintage Bicycle Show

2019 will mark the 8th year of the Brickyard Vintage Bicycle Show at the Old Dog Tavern in downtown Kalamazoo. This is Downtown Kalamazoo’s largest annual display of vintage bicycles. Come down to the Old Dog Tavern on Saturday May 11th to enjoy some delicious food, cold beer and cool bikes. This show is a buy, sell, trade and show style swap meet. Each year we have a featured style of bike or brand which appears on the show T-shirts, although the show is open to all bikes of all years. Just ride them in and have fun! This year we are featuring vintage steel frame road bikes. The show also attracts many used bicycle parts vendors. You may have a vintage bike project which is just missing that one hard to find part. This will be your opportunity to find that rare part and get your bike ready for the summer. We will also be raffling off a New Belgium Brewery bike. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit The Open Roads Bicycle Program. Don’t miss this awesome annual Kalamazoo Bike Week event.

Sponsors: Old Dog Tavern and New Belgium Brewery

Event Website: http://www.olddogtavern.com/events/2019/5/11/brickyard-vintage-bicycle-show; https://www.facebook.com/events/2027713804194115/?ti=ia

Cost/Fees: Free entry, Free vendor spaces

For more information, contact: Kelsey McConnell (Kelsey@olddogtavern.com) or Ludwig Betz (ludebetz@gmail.com)

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May
12
8:00 AM08:00

JUST RIDE Indoor Cycling class - JoyRIDE

JoyRIDE starts your week off on an upbeat note using mixed levels of work, set to a positive and motivational playlist.

JUST RIDE is a new indoor cycling studio inside of Just Move-Fitness and More in Portage. JUST RIDE opened to the public on Feb. 15, 2019, and offers an indoor option for outdoor cyclists… or even non-cyclists!  Riding indoors can be a great alternative if you can’t get out on your bike, or just a fun workout done as a group ride to music! JUST RIDE: For Fitness. For Fun. For EVERYONE!

Sponsor: JUST RIDE

Event website: http://justride.justmovefit.com

Cost/Fees/Registration Requirements: $6 First Ride ($13 drop-in rate after 1st ride. 10-class packs available at a discount.) Please book ride online ahead of time.

Comments: We would love to introduce you to the world of indoor cycling at an introductory rate of just $6 for your first ride. Book your spot in a ride via our website or email us with any questions!

For more information, please contact: Christine Augustine at justride@justmovefit.com

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May
13
9:00 AM09:00

Monday Morning Cruisers – KRVT Bicycle Club

If you are looking for a group to bike with at a casual pace, we have the solution. Join us Monday mornings for an easy ride along the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail. Meeting points will rotate every two weeks, giving you an opportunity to experience all of the beauty of the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail.

Sponsor: Kalamazoo River Valley Trail

Cost/Fees: Free

For more information, please contact: Josh Gower – Kalamazoo County Trail Program Coordinator at jdgowe@kalcounty.com and (269) 383-8778

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May
13
9:10 AM09:10

WKZO Morning Radio Interview With Ken Lanphear

Enjoy WKZO’s Morning Radio Show with host Ken Lanphear, at 590 AM or 106.9 FM Kalamazoo, MI. Ken and his guest will highlight what’s happening during Kalamazoo Bike Week 2019 and topics that should interest everyone. The 7-8 minute interviews move fast, so be sure to tune in early!

Today’s guest is Doug Kirk, President of the Kalamazoo Bicycle Club.

Sponsor: WKZO Radio

Event website: https://wkzo.com/shows/

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May
13
12:15 PM12:15

JUST RIDE Indoor Cycling class - ExpressRIDE (30 min.)

ExpressRIDE is a 30-min. HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) ride. All the workout you need, over your lunch break!

JUST RIDE is a new indoor cycling studio inside of Just Move-Fitness and More in Portage. JUST RIDE opened to the public on Feb. 15, 2019, and offers an indoor option for outdoor cyclists… or even non-cyclists!  Riding indoors can be a great alternative if you can’t get out on your bike, or just a fun workout done as a group ride to music! JUST RIDE: For Fitness. For Fun. For EVERYONE!

Sponsor: JUST RIDE

Event website: http://justride.justmovefit.com

Cost/Fees/Registration Requirements: $6 First Ride ($13 drop-in rate after 1st ride. 10-class packs available at a discount.) Please book ride online ahead of time.

Comments: We would love to introduce you to the world of indoor cycling at an introductory rate of just $6 for your first ride. Book your spot in a ride via our website or email us with any questions!

For more information, please contact: Christine Augustine at justride@justmovefit.com

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May
13
6:15 PM18:15

Kalamazoo Bicycle Club’s Monday Night Ride

The KBC Monday night ride is a weekly group ride on country roads in SW Kalamazoo County varying from 15 to 45 miles. Paces range from about 12-14 mph average to 19-21 average, on several different routes, some mostly flat to others that are hilly. Due to the varying types and conditions, end times will vary.

Sponsor: Kalamazoo Bicycle Club

Event website: kalamazoobicycleclub.org/rides/

Cost/Fees: No charge to join KBC rides. KBC membership includes newsletter, Ride with GPS, KBC club insurance and many other benefits

Comments: Prospective members and new riders are welcome! Please visit to our website to familiarize yourself with rider expectations. Please let your ride leader know if this is your first time riding in a group, and plan to arrive early.

For more information, please contact: Paul Wells at breakawaypw@yahoo.com; (269) 532-2961

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May
14
9:10 AM09:10

WKZO Morning Radio Interview With Ken Lanphear

Enjoy WKZO’s Morning Radio Show with host Ken Lanphear, at 590 AM or 106.9 FM Kalamazoo, MI. Ken and his guest will highlight what’s happening during Kalamazoo Bike Week 2019 and topics that should interest everyone. The 7-8 minute interviews move fast, so be sure to tune in early!

Today’s guest is Christina Anderson, City Planner for the City of Kalamazoo.

Sponsor: WKZO Radio

Event website: https://wkzo.com/shows/

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May
14
6:20 PM18:20

JUST RIDE Indoor Cycling class - ChillRIDE (40 min.)

ChillRIDE - A little more laid back vibe and tunes. This mostly-seated, 40-minute class is great for beginners or those just wanting more of a recovery ride. Each class includes brief instructions on how to set up your bike. 

JUST RIDE is a new indoor cycling studio inside of Just Move-Fitness and More in Portage. JUST RIDE opened to the public on Feb. 15, 2019, and offers an indoor option for outdoor cyclists… or even non-cyclists!  Riding indoors can be a great alternative if you can’t get out on your bike, or just a fun workout done as a group ride to music! JUST RIDE: For Fitness. For Fun. For EVERYONE!

Sponsor: JUST RIDE

Event website: http://justride.justmovefit.com

Cost/Fees/Registration Requirements: $6 First Ride ($13 drop-in rate after 1st ride. 10-class packs available at a discount.) Please book ride online ahead of time.

Comments: We would love to introduce you to the world of indoor cycling at an introductory rate of just $6 for your first ride. Book your spot in a ride via our website or email us with any questions!

For more information, please contact: Christine Augustine at justride@justmovefit.com

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May
14
7:00 PM19:00

All-Bike Open House at Boatyard Brewing

The Kalamazoo Bicycle Club will host - and invites the public and everyone affiliated with the area’s many bicycle-related organizations - to an “All-Bike Open House” on May 14, 2019 at Boatyard Brewing. The meeting will be a forum to introduce the public to many of the area’s top bicycling-related groups, who will present information on their activities and services. Local bike clubs, shops, community service organizations and bicycle advocacy groups will be there to tell their stories in person. Come and enjoy the informational session, learn about all the bicycling opportunities available to us here in the Kalamazoo area, and sample Boatyard’s special brew for the occasion. Everyone affiliated with these groups will not want to miss this fun “mini-expo,” as well as anyone who wants to learn more.

Sponsor: Kalamazoo Bicycle Club

Cost/Fees: Free admission

For more information, please contact: Thom Brennan; tmbaam@yahoo.com; (269)-365-8139

You are invited to learn more about each of these fine organizations directly from their spokespersons:
AMBUCS - Donna Whitcomb
Bike Friendly Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Bike Week - Paul Selden
Bronson Bike2Work - Paul Guthrie
Chain Gang - Paul Runnels
Discover Kalamazoo - Shaun Ballard
Friends of KRVT - Larry Stehouwer
JustRIDE at JustMOVE Fitness - Christine Augustine
Kalamazoo Bicycle Club - Doug Kirk
Kzoo Swift - Ryan Barber
Open Roads Bike Program - Dave Brown/Erin Denay
Pedal Bicycle - Tim Krone
Southwest Michigan Mountain Biking Association - Dan Warnaar
Trikats - Cara Smith
Village Cyclery - Chandler Garrison
Zoo City Cycle & Sport - Rick Lee

All are welcome - minors must be accompanied by an adult.

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May
15
9:10 AM09:10

WKZO Morning Radio Interview With Ken Lanphear

Enjoy WKZO’s Morning Radio Show with host Ken Lanphear, at 590 AM or 106.9 FM Kalamazoo, MI. Ken and his guest will highlight what’s happening during Kalamazoo Bike Week 2019 and topics that should interest everyone. The 7-8 minute interviews move fast, so be sure to tune in early!

Today’s guest is Tim Krone, Owner of Pedal Bicycle.

Sponsor: WKZO Radio

Event website: https://wkzo.com/shows/

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May
15
4:00 PM16:00

Local Bicycling Developments - 2019 & Beyond

This year's theme is “Making Connections.” Speakers will be highlighting major plans for bicycling in our community; topics will include:
- Christina Anderson, Planner for the City of Kalamazoo
Protected Bike Lanes
- Marcy Hamilton, Senior Planner at the Southwest Michigan Planning Commission
Regional Bike Map Project
- Libby Heiny-Cogswell, Oshtemo Township Supervisor
Oshtemo’s Non-Motorized & Southwest Michigan Bikeway Plans
- Kathleen Hoyle, Director of Parks & Recreation for the City of Portage
Connecting People With a Bike Friendly Culture
- Megan Mickelson, Associate Planner at KATS
KATS Update
- David Rachowicz, Director of Parks & Recreation for Kalamazoo County
KRVT: Eastward to Battle Creek
- and more!

Please use the west side (lower) parking lot and entrance.

Sponsors: Bike Friendly Kalamazoo (BFK) and the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study (KATS) are hosting this Bike Week community event.

Event website: katsmpo.org/2019/03/28/local-bicycling-developments-2019-beyond-event/

Registration: Please pre-register here or by calling (269) 343-0766 before May 8 to save time signing in.

Cost/Fees: Free

For more information, see the Event website or call Megan Mickelson at KATS: (269) 343-0766

Public is welcome! Thanks to the Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency for providing their facilities.

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May
15
6:15 PM18:15

Kalamazoo Bicycle Club’s Wednesday Night Ride

  • Kal-Haven Trailhead parking lot on 10th St (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The KBC Wednesday Night Ride is a weekly group ride on country roads in NW Kalamazoo County varying from 20 to 45 miles.  Paces range from 15-17 mph average, to 19-21 mph average on two different routes, both somewhat hilly.

Sponsor: Kalamazoo Bicycle Club

Event website: kalamazoobicycleclub.org/rides/

Cost/Fees: No charge to join KBC rides. KBC membership includes newsletter, Ride with GPS, KBC club insurance and many other benefits.

Comments: Prospective members and new riders are welcome! Please visit to our website to familiarize yourself with rider expectations. Please let your ride leader know if this is your first time riding in a group, and plan to arrive early. Due to the pace and hills, this ride is more challenging than KBC’s Monday night ride. If you are not experienced riding in a group in these conditions, you might want to try riding for this pace and distance on hills before deciding which night is best for you.

For more information, please contact: Paul Wells at breakawaypw@yahoo.com; (269) 532-2961

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May
15
6:15 PM18:15

Ride of Silence

On May 16, 2018 at 6:15 PM, the Ride of Silence will begin in Portage, Michigan at Millennium Park.

Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways and to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways.

The Ride of Silence is a free ride that asks cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph, wear helmets, follow the rules of the road and remain silent during the ride.

Sponsor: Pedal

Event website: https://www.pedalbicycle.com/articles/events-pg145.htm

Cost/Fees/Registration Requirements: No charge

For more information, please contact: Tim Krone at info@pedalbicycle.com; (269) 324-5555

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May
16
8:50 AM08:50

WKZO Morning Radio Interview With Ken Lanphear

Enjoy WKZO’s Morning Radio Show with host Ken Lanphear, at 590 AM or 106.9 FM Kalamazoo, MI. Ken and his guest will highlight what’s happening during Kalamazoo Bike Week 2019 and topics that should interest everyone. The 7-8 minute interviews move fast, so be sure to tune in early!

Today’s guest is Paul Guthrie, an active member of Bronson’s Bike2Work program.

Sponsor: WKZO Radio

Event website: https://wkzo.com/shows/

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May
16
4:00 PM16:00

The Fix (Youth Bike Repair Clinic)

The Fix is a drop-in bike repair workshop for youth 18 & under to access free replacement bike parts and guidance on making repairs. We can also teach you how to do a tune-up and maintain your bike! If it's your first time at one of our programs this year, bring an adult 18 or over to sign your permission forms. *Anyone 18 and under is welcome to drop-in to this free program. No need to register! Come to one session or all of them - just show up and we'll show you the ropes. 

Sponsor: Harold & Grace Upjohn Foundation

Event website: https://www.openroadsbike.org/the-fix.html

Cost/Fees: Free

For more information, please contact: Erin Denay; director@openroadsbike.org and 269-365-9142

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May
16
5:30 PM17:30

JUST RIDE Indoor Cycling class - ThrillRIDE

ThrillRIDE - Drills, Hills, and Thrills, without the Spills! Set to eclectic playlists, this 45-minute class will include seated and standing work. Adaptable to all fitness levels, but a bit more intense vibe.

JUST RIDE is a new indoor cycling studio inside of Just Move-Fitness and More in Portage. JUST RIDE opened to the public on Feb. 15, 2019, and offers an indoor option for outdoor cyclists… or even non-cyclists!  Riding indoors can be a great alternative if you can’t get out on your bike, or just a fun workout done as a group ride to music! JUST RIDE: For Fitness. For Fun. For EVERYONE!

Sponsor: JUST RIDE

Event website: http://justride.justmovefit.com

Cost/Fees/Registration Requirements: $6 First Ride ($13 drop-in rate after 1st ride. 10-class packs available at a discount.) Please book ride online ahead of time.

Comments: We would love to introduce you to the world of indoor cycling at an introductory rate of just $6 for your first ride. Book your spot in a ride via our website or email us with any questions!

For more information, please contact: Christine Augustine at justride@justmovefit.com

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May
16
6:15 PM18:15

Pedal’s Ride to Plainwell

Shop ride to Plainwell!!!!! We’ll leave Pedal at 6:15 and ride up to Old Mill Brewpub. We’ll stop briefly for snacks, then head for home. We can run late, so PLEASE bring front and rear lights.

Sponsor: Pedal

Event website: www.pedalbicycle.com

Cost/Fees/Registration Requirements: No Charge

For more information, please contact: Tim Krone at info@pedalbicycle.com or (269) 567-3325

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May
16
6:15 PM18:15

Intro to Dirt Road Riding

Try out riding your bike on dirt/gravel roads. There is beautiful scenery and few cars. Bring a bike with tires at least 28 mm wide and join us for a no drop ride (we will make sure everyone gets back to the start). Length can be 10 to 25 miles depending on the preference of the attendees.

Sponsor: John and Julie Knowlton

Cost/Fees: Free

For more information, please contact: John Knowlton at JohnRom719@gmail.com

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May
17
12:00 AM00:00

National Bike to Work Day

Ride to your workplace on National Bike to Work Day! May is National Bike Month and it includes an ever-expanding diversity of events in communities nationwide. The biggest day of the month is Bike to Work Day. In 2019, Bike to Work Week spans May 13–19, with Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 17.

Check out commuter and other routes at https://bikefriendlykalamazoo.org/trails-routes/

Sponsor: Could be you and your organization! It has to start somewhere. We encourage you to ask your organization to get involved.

Comments: Many websites offer ideas for creating bike to work programs and fun ride to work challenges. Check them out and let inspiration be your guide. The 2019 National Bike Challenge is a nationwide event that unites thousands of new and existing bicyclists across the country in friendly competition designed to celebrate and encourage biking.

The Challenge is a great way to get connected to other bike-friendly — and bike-curious — folks in your community and across the country. Join the challenge at any time as an individual or form a team. The Challenge runs May 1 to September 30, 2019— sign up today and make every mile count! Sign up for the National Bike Challenge to record your Bike to Work Day Ride at https://bikeleague.org/content/national-bike-challenge

For more information, please contact: Paul Guthrie, Bronson Bike2Work, at guthriep@bronsonhg.org (269) 341-7194

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May
17
5:45 AM05:45

JUST RIDE Indoor Cycling class - ThrillRIDE

ThrillRIDE - EARLY MORNING Drills, Hills, and Thrills, without the Spills! Set to eclectic playlists, this 45-minute class will include seated and standing work. Adaptable to all fitness levels, but a bit more intense vibe.

JUST RIDE is a new indoor cycling studio inside of Just Move-Fitness and More in Portage. JUST RIDE opened to the public on Feb. 15, 2019, and offers an indoor option for outdoor cyclists… or even non-cyclists!  Riding indoors can be a great alternative if you can’t get out on your bike, or just a fun workout done as a group ride to music! JUST RIDE: For Fitness. For Fun. For EVERYONE!

Sponsor: JUST RIDE

Event website: http://justride.justmovefit.com

Cost/Fees/Registration Requirements: $6 First Ride ($13 drop-in rate after 1st ride. 10-class packs available at a discount.) Please book ride online ahead of time.

Comments: We would love to introduce you to the world of indoor cycling at an introductory rate of just $6 for your first ride. Book your spot in a ride via our website or email us with any questions!

For more information, please contact: Christine Augustine at justride@justmovefit.com

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May
17
9:10 AM09:10

WKZO Morning Radio Interview With Ken Lanphear

Enjoy WKZO’s Morning Radio Show with host Ken Lanphear, at 590 AM or 106.9 FM Kalamazoo, MI. Ken and his guest will highlight what’s happening during Kalamazoo Bike Week 2019 and topics that should interest everyone. The 7-8 minute interviews move fast, so be sure to tune in early!

Today’s guest is Erin Denay, Executive Director of Open Roads Bike Program.

Sponsor: WKZO Radio

Event website: https://wkzo.com/shows/

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May
17
9:30 AM09:30

Kalamazoo Bicycle Club Friday Morning Women’s Ride

The KBC Friday Morning Women’s Ride is a weekly group ride on country roads in SW Kalamazoo County. Two groups usually ride various routes. One group rides about 25 miles at an average of 15-16 mph, the second group rides various shorter distances averaging 12-14 mph. Both groups are no drop rides. Due to the varying ride types and conditions, end times will vary.

Sponsor: Kalamazoo Bicycle Club

Event website: kalamazoobicycleclub.org/rides/

Cost/Fees: No charge. Anyone can join in. KBC membership includes newsletter, Ride with GPS, KBC club insurance and many other benefits.

Comments: Prospective members and new riders are welcome! Please visit to our website to familiarize yourself with rider expectations. Please let your ride leader know if this is your first time riding in a group, and plan to arrive early.

For more information, please contact: Paul Wells at breakawaypw@yahoo.com; (269) 532-2961

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May
17
3:00 PM15:00

Adult Open Shop

Visit Open Roads at Riverview Launch and learn some basic bike mechanic skills or further the ones you already have. Tune up your bike using our tools and working with our mechanics. We work with you, not for you, to teach you what you want to know. Drop-in fee for adults during Open Shop is donation based. You decide how much you can pay. We suggest $5 - $10. No need to register or make an appointment, just drop-in and bring your bike to work on!

Event website: https://www.openroadsbike.org/adult-programs--open-shop.html

Cost/Fees: Donation-based ($5 - $10 donation encouraged)

For more information, please contact: Erin Denay; director@openroadsbike.org and 269-365-9142

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May
17
5:30 PM17:30

JUST RIDE Indoor Cycling class - FridayNiteRIDE

FridayNiteRIDE –Themed playlists and a fun vibe to start your weekend! Friday night is for fun!

JUST RIDE is a new indoor cycling studio inside of Just Move-Fitness and More in Portage. JUST RIDE opened to the public on Feb. 15, 2019, and offers an indoor option for outdoor cyclists… or even non-cyclists!  Riding indoors can be a great alternative if you can’t get out on your bike, or just a fun workout done as a group ride to music! JUST RIDE: For Fitness. For Fun. For EVERYONE!

Sponsor: JUST RIDE

Event website: http://justride.justmovefit.com

Cost/Fees/Registration Requirements: $6 First Ride ($13 drop-in rate after 1st ride. 10-class packs available at a discount.) Please book ride online ahead of time.

Comments: We would love to introduce you to the world of indoor cycling at an introductory rate of just $6 for your first ride. Book your spot in a ride via our website or email us with any questions!

For more information, please contact: Christine Augustine at justride@justmovefit.com

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May
18
8:30 AM08:30

Kalamazoo Bicycle Club’s Bike Camp Session 3: Fix a Flat, Basic Bike Maintenance & and Group Rides

Bike Camp is an award-winning training program for newer cyclists as well as those returning to the activity. Designed for adults and families with kids 12 or older to learn cyclist’s rules of the road, safe riding strategies, bike and equipment options, comfortable bike fit, training, and nutrition. Bike Camp is held in five sessions, about two to three hours long, with classroom presentations and group rides of roughly 5, 10, and 15 miles. Sessions four and five take place on the Saturdays after Bike Week. Entry fee includes one-year membership to KBC, and entry into KBC’s KalTour annual tour of local country roads.

Sponsor: Kalamazoo Bicycle Club

Event website: kalamazoobicycleclub.org/events/bike-camp

Cost/Fees: Individual: $60 before May 1, $75 after; Family: $75 before May 1, $90 after

For more information, please contact: Paul Wells at bikecamp@kalamazoobicycleclub.org; (269) 532-2961

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May
18
9:00 AM09:00

The Funicular

The Rundown:
1.  Show up with your wheels, helmet, and eager face.
2.  Race up Grant Street as fast as you can. Riders will be released every 15 seconds.
3.  Do it two more times for good measure. You race against your ticket category.
4.  Wear your badge of honor @ O'Duffy's
5.  Need we say more?

Sponsor: Pedal

Event website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-funicular-climb-tickets-55403877489

Cost/Fees: Free

For more information, please contact: Brendan Molony at brendancmolony@gmail.com

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Yoga for Cyclists With Jeremy Blair
May
18
12:00 PM12:00

Yoga for Cyclists With Jeremy Blair

Join us on Saturday at Noon to finish off Kalamazoo Bike Week with a special Yoga class for Cyclists. Stretch out your legs, hips, back, and shoulders and unwind from the week! You can pre-register online using this link, or go to downdogyogacenter.com - under Yoga, Special Events (listed by date), or drop in on Saturday (space permitting).

 

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May
18
6:00 PM18:00

Bike-a-Palooza

Join us for the grand finale of Kalamazoo Bike Week at Bike-a-Palooza, a one-of-a-kind fundraising event for Open Roads Bike Program! Event features include live music, silent auction, abundant hors d’oeuvres and drinks, bike raffle, bike building demonstration by students, access to the KIA art gallery, and more. Don’t miss this annual event to help make youth development bicycle programming available to all local youth!

Sponsors: Please see Open Roads’ website

Event website: https://www.openroadsbike.org/bike-a-palooza.html

Cost/Fees: $40 Early Bird Ticket / $45 Advance Ticket / $50 At-the-door Ticket

For More Information, Please Contact: Erin Denay at director@openroadsbike.org or 269-365-9142

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Apr
12
12:01 AM00:01

Due Date for Bike Week Announcements

  • Kal-Haven Trailhead parking lot on 10th St (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For general announcements to be considered for Kalamazoo Bike Week 2019’s media releases, today is the deadline for emailing us our Media Release form. Items aligned with the stated goals of Bike Week will be considered.

Good candidates for KBW 2019 announcements include where bike-related maps or safety information can be picked up, information for driving safely around bicyclists, discounts at shops and restaurants for customers coming in with your Kalamazoo Bike Week announcement, and other creative ideas that show how you or your organization is helping to make our community event more bicycle friendly during Kalamazoo Bike Week!

Download our Media Release Form by clicking here. Due to their unique nature, announcements we release as part of KBW 2019 are more likely to be included in our media releases vs. put on our event calendar.

For more information, please email us at bikeweek@bikefriendlykalamazoo.org

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Mar
28
5:00 PM17:00

KBW Event Sign Pick Up Opportunity

KBW Event signs will be available on request for confirmed Event Organizers after a Bike Friendly Kalamazoo meeting at Kalamazoo Township Hall while supplies last. Please contact Paul Selden (bikeweek@bikefriendlykalamazoo.org) a few days in advance to arrange a pickup.

Other opportunities will be made available in April and early May.

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Jan
30
3:30 PM15:30

Special Bike Week Organizer's Meeting

This will be a more informal meeting to provide a setting for a variety of items:

- one on one orientation to KBW 2019 - for those new to our planning committee meetings

- opportunity to fill out your KBW website event and idea submission forms (attached; due March 31) - on your own as organizers or with fellow co-organizers

- opportunity to pick up KBW event signs (limited availability) - for those who have submitted your forms and received confirmation of official KBW status.

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Oct
25
4:00 PM16:00

Bike Week 2019 Public Planning Meeting

Planning for Bike Week 2019 has begun.  If you want to share an idea for next year, help plan or want to participate in one of the next public planning meetings, please contact Paul Selden at info@bikefriendlykalamazoo.org.

This public planning meeting is scheduled for October 25, 2018, 4-5 pm at the Portage District Library (Austin Lake Room), 300 Library Lane, Kalamazoo MI 49002.

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Sep
20
4:00 PM16:00

Bike Week 2019 Public Planning Meeting

Planning for Bike Week 2019 has begun.  If you are interested in volunteering for next year and would like to attend organizational meetings, please contact Paul Selden at info@bikefriendlykalamazoo.org or come to the next planning meetings scheduled for August 16, 2018 and September 20, 2018 from 4-5 p.m. at the City of Kalamazoo Parks office (Community Room), 251 Mills Kalamazoo. 

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Aug
16
4:00 PM16:00

Bike Week 2019 Public Planning Meeting

Planning for Bike Week 2019 has begun.  If you are interested in volunteering for next year and would like to attend organizational meetings, please contact Paul Selden at info@bikefriendlykalamazoo.org or come to the next planning meetings scheduled for August 16, 2018 and September 20, 2018 from 4-5 p.m. at the City of Kalamazoo Parks office (Community Room), 251 Mills Kalamazoo. 

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Open Roads 5th Annual Bike-a-Palooza
May
19
6:00 PM18:00

Open Roads 5th Annual Bike-a-Palooza

Join us for a fundraiser to support the Open Roads program at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.

At the 5th Annual Bike-a-Palooza fundraiser for Open Roads we’ll continue the tradition of featuring live music, a silent auction, wine pull, key note speech from a student in our program, and much more. 

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Mayors' City to City Ride
May
19
9:00 AM09:00

Mayors' City to City Ride

  • Portage Creek Bicenntenial Park Trail (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Mayors Patricia Randall of Portage and Bobby Hopewell of Kalamazoo on a 8 mile bike ride as they ride in Portage, into Kalamazoo and then back to Portage. Meet at Portage Creek Bicentennial Park Trail on Milham Road. Arrive by 8:30 to register for this free ride. The ride starts promptly at 9:00.

Click to see the route map.

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Pedal & Stretch: Yoga for Cyclists at Down Dog Yoga Center
May
18
5:30 PM17:30

Pedal & Stretch: Yoga for Cyclists at Down Dog Yoga Center

Join us Friday at Noon and 5:30 pm for Yoga for Cyclists! Stretch out your legs, hips, back and shoulders and unwind from the week with these two classes designed to rebalance and revitalize the cyclist's body, mind and spirit. No pre-registration is needed for these special $10 classes.Stretch out your legs, hips, neck and shoulders after a long week of work and biking.  Pedal & Stretch: Yoga for Cyclists is a lightly heated (85 degrees) class designed to re-balance and revitalize the cyclist's body, mind and spirit. 

 

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Pedal & Stretch: Yoga for Cyclists at Down Dog Yoga Center
May
18
12:00 PM12:00

Pedal & Stretch: Yoga for Cyclists at Down Dog Yoga Center

Join us Friday at Noon and 5:30 pm for Yoga for Cyclists! Stretch out your legs, hips, back and shoulders and unwind from the week with these two classes designed to rebalance and revitalize the cyclist's body, mind and spirit. No pre-registration is needed for these special $10 classes.Stretch out your legs, hips, neck and shoulders after a long week of work and biking.  Pedal & Stretch: Yoga for Cyclists is a lightly heated (85 degrees) class designed to re-balance and revitalize the cyclist's body, mind and spirit. 

 

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Ride of Silence
May
16
6:30 PM18:30

Ride of Silence

On May 16, 2018 at 6:30 PM, the Ride of Silence will begin in Portage, Michigan. Again sponsored by PEDAL Bicycles, cyclists will ride in silence to honor those who have been injured or killed while riding. Meet at Millennium Park across the street from Pedal's Romence Road shop.

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Local Bicycling Developments - 2018 & Beyond
May
16
4:00 PM16:00

Local Bicycling Developments - 2018 & Beyond

  • KRESA Main Office - Wile Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

How do you go about making a community even more bicycle friendly?  Leading organizations set goals based on the League of American Bicyclists prestigious "Bike Friendly" awards, then take steps to measure up.  Anyone can use LAB's requirements as a great source for ideas, as well.

This one-hour event is scheduled on Wednesday May 16, right in the middle of Kalamazoo Bike Week 2018 (May 12-19).  Attending will be a great way to learn first-hand from area leaders about what's in store for our community, in a fast paced format.

 

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Tuesday Night Chain Gang Group Ride
May
15
5:45 PM17:45

Tuesday Night Chain Gang Group Ride

  • Kalamazoo County Health and Human Services (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the Chain Gang on this no drop, friendly ride for beginners and experienced riders alike.  We meet at the County Health and Human Services building on Gull Road in front of Nazareth.  Arrive around 5:45 for a 6:00 start.  Helmets are mandatory, front and rear lights are suggested.  Ride speed average will depend on the the experience level of the group.  Our rides average 25 miles.

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Kalamazoo Bicycle Club - Monday Night Ride
May
14
6:15 PM18:15

Kalamazoo Bicycle Club - Monday Night Ride

Ride with the Kalamazoo Bicycle Club.  Be sure to wear brightly colored clothing and use both front and rear lights in order to enable auto drivers to see you, especially so if you anticipate riding in the dusk or after dark.

Also, come prepared to fix your own mechanical issues and flat tires. Other riders may not be able to stop and help out if you break down on the road. Carry a phone to use in emergencies.

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May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Bicycle Safety Adventure

  • Haverhill Park (if rain - Haverhill Elementary School) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

 Kids 6–12 years of age are invited to participate in this fun filled event to help kick-off Kalamazoo Area Bike Week.  Participate in several fun events and get a free helmet if you're one of the first 100 participants.

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Trailblazer 2018 Ride
May
12
7:00 AM07:00

Trailblazer 2018 Ride

Enjoy one of the first rides of spring on the Kal-Haven Trail.  The 34-mile Trail links Kalamazoo and South Haven.  Built on the abandoned Kalamazoo & South Haven Railroad, it offers a compacted limestone/slag surface.  Adjoining road routes of 25, 45, 70, and 100 miles are marked for road bikes.

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Kalamazoo Bicycle Club - Bike Camp Orientation Meeting
May
10
6:30 PM18:30

Kalamazoo Bicycle Club - Bike Camp Orientation Meeting

  • Greater Kalamazoo Association of Realtors (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bike Camp is the Kalamazoo Bicycle Club’s education and training program for beginning cyclists and people returning to the sport.  Now in its thirteenth year, Bike Camp focuses on road cycling and combines both instructional and on-the-road training in a safe, supported environment. It’s a great way to learn or improve your cycling skills and build confidence with riding on the road.

Who would benefit from attending Bike Camp?

Families, adults new to road cycling, and those renewing their interest in the sport.

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Cycling Savvy - Truth and Techniques of Traffic Cycling
May
21
12:00 PM12:00

Cycling Savvy - Truth and Techniques of Traffic Cycling

A free community event sponsored by Bells - Cycling Savvy is a guided discussion using videos and animated demonstrations that will familiarize participants with bicycle-specific laws, traffic dynamics, and problem-solving strategies.  You'll learn the basic rules, crash causes, and avoidance techniques.  Participants leave with knowledge, tools and confidence necessary to navigate traffic, assess road configurations, and safely share the road. 

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Bell's to Bell's Bike Ride
May
20
11:00 AM11:00

Bell's to Bell's Bike Ride

Join us for the 5th annual Bell's to Bell's bike ride to benefit the KRVT. Registration begins at 11:00am at the Eccentric Cafe & the ride kicks off with a safety demo at 1pm. Ride out to the Bell's Comstock Brewery for a tour & then ride back to the Eccentric Cafe for beers and a chance to win raffle prizes. The ride is $15 and all donations go to the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail.

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Kalamazoo Bicycle Film Festival
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

Kalamazoo Bicycle Film Festival

Bicycle enthusiasts will be gathering May 16th for the 7th year of the Kalamazoo Bicycle Film Festival’s “Bike Shorts” program. This program is a collection of short films that celebrate bicycles and the culture that surrounds them.  There are two showings, 6:00 & 8:15 (over 21 for second showing). 

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Bicycles, Bison & Beer Ride
May
15
6:00 PM18:00

Bicycles, Bison & Beer Ride

We at PEDAL Bike Shop invite you to join us for the 1st annual Texas Corners Brewing Company's B.B.B. (Bicycles, Bison and Beer) ride. We will meet at Texas Corners Brewing Company at 6pm on Monday May 15th to enjoy a leasurely 25ish mile ride that will feature rolling terrain and a few stops of interest.

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May
6
10:00 AM10:00

Bicycle Helmet Blitz

  • Bronson Hospital - Center for Health Education (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This pre-Kalamazoo Area Bike Week event is sponsored by Safe Kids Kalamazoo Led by Bronson's Children's Hospital. It will get you ready to be safe for the events during Bike Week.  Children and adults can come to Bronson Methodist Hospital to receive a low cost bicycle helmet.   CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT - Bronson HealthAnswers at (269) 341-7723 or (800) 451-6310.

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