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 and are looking forward to our area’s 8th Annual Bike Week!

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 make a bike-related announcement or organize an event during Bike Week, please contact Paul Selden at bikeweek@bikefriendlykalamazoo.org.

We may be able to accommodate additional events and announcements up until March 31, 2019, when our Website Event and Idea Submission Form is due. Don’t hesitate to contact Paul for more information.

A special "add on" Kalamazoo Bike Week meeting will be held WEDNESDAY January 30; 3:30-5:30pm at KRESA's main office (1819 E Milham Ave, Portage, MI 49002, Conference Room A). RSVP via the above email on/by Jan 23. The meeting is a "drop in any time" format.

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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Local Bicycling Developments - 2018 & Beyond

  • KRESA Main Office - Wile Auditorium 1819 E Milham Ave Portage, MI, 49002 United States (map)

Building a More Bike-Friendly Culture

Does it ever feel like bicyclists and motorists live in separate worlds?  Are there ways to bridge the gap?  The speakers will address their ideas about building a more bike-friendly culture, from their unique perspectives.  The meeting will also provide a great chance to ask questions and share your thoughts with speakers, as well.

Speakers include:

  • Senator Margaret O'Brien, MI State Senator - District 20
  • Larry Shaffer, City Manager, City of Portage
  • Brendan Molony, Sustainability Coordinator, Bronson Methodist Hospital
  • Tim Krone, Owner, Pedal Bicycles
Later Event: May 16
Ride of Silence

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