Take those bicycle inner tubes and tires you have been accumulating to a reputable, bicycle-friendly facility. This material is not permitted in household trash or recycling bins. For a limited time in support of Bike Week, Morris Rose Auto Parts will receive them M-F May 13-17; 8am-5pm at their store located at 2129 East Michigan Ave; Kalamazoo, MI 49048.
The following organizations will make helpful literature available during Bike Week on a first-come first-served basis while supplies last during normal business hours:
- JUST RIDE at Just Move (Indoor Cycling); 626 Romence Rd.; Suite 104; Portage MI 49024
- League of Michigan Bicyclists; 410 S. Cedar St.; Suite A; Lansing MI 48912
- Metro Transit Administration Office; 530 North Rose Street; Kalamazoo, MI 49007
- Metro Transit Transportation Center; 459 North Burdick Street; Kalamazoo, MI 49007
- Portage Department of Public Safety - Police Division; 7810 Shaver Rd.; Portage MI 49024
Kalamazoo Silent Observer has donated a (limited) number of emergency whistles, which will be made available on the same as-available complimentary basis as the information mentioned above, here:
- Comstock Township Hall; 6138 King Highway; Kalamazoo, MI 49048
- Kalamazoo County Parks & Expo Center; 2900 Lake Street; Kalamazoo, MI 49048
- Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety; 150 E. Crosstown Parkway, Ste. A; Kalamazoo, MI 49001
- Kalamazoo Township Hall; 1720 Riverview Drive; Kalamazoo, MI 49004
- Michigan Department of Transportation, SW Region Office; 1501 East Kilgore Rd; Kalamazoo, MI 49001
- Oshtemo Township Hall; 7275 West Main Street; Kalamazoo, MI 49009
- Texas Township Hall; 7110 W Q Avenue; Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Did you know that Kalamazoo Silent Observer has a special reward fund for reporting serious crimes against bicyclists? For more information see here. Rewards are also available for reporting bike theft.
Thanks to our friends and supporters at Artwear Graphics Apparel and A-1 Printing, some super cool Bike Week 2019 posters are now available. Due to frugal budgets, the “limited edition” print version will be distributed to Bike Week Event Organizers for display around town at bike-friendly locations on a priority basis.
If you have an idea for putting one of these nifty posters on public display at your location, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Supplies are limited -- get ‘em while the getten’s good!
The Michigan Blind Athletic Association is putting on their annual Blind Bike Camp May 8-10 from 7pm-8:30pm at WMU’s Business Technology Park. Volunteers are needed to help kids fit helmets, adjust saddles, assist with steadying the tandem bikes at take-offs and landings, and pilot the bikes by steering in the front seat. It’s a tremendously gratifying experience for all!
The 27th annual National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive always starts on the same second Saturday in May, the same as KBW (this year that’s Saturday, May 11, 2019). We are excited to let you know that bicyclists are welcome to bring non-perishable food donations to local post offices, per our direct communication with National Association of Letter Carriers headquarters. Bike to your post office and do good for the community at the same time. What a great way to find out that riding your bike to do errands around town can be practical as well as fun!
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