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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Kalamazoo Bicycle Club - Bike Camp Orientation Meeting

  • Greater Kalamazoo Association of Realtors 5830 Venture Park Drive Kalamazoo, MI (map)

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.  Renee Mitchell, KBC President said, “Bike Camp is a way to learn safe cycling in a no-pressure environment. It’s a great way for anyone to learn the sport from the ground up.”

Bike Camp consists of five sessions, starting with an orientation and information session on Thursday, May 10th, followed by four consecutive Saturday morning (8:30 a.m.) information and riding sessions:

  • Saturday, May 12
  • Saturday, May 19
  • Saturday, May 26
  • Saturday, June 2

Specific topics covered in Bike Camp include bike fit for better comfort and efficiency, bicycle laws, navigating safely on the road with traffic, bicycle handling skills, basic bicycle mechanics, and training to reach fitness goals. Each Saturday session includes on-the-road group rides led by experienced mentors. The group rides are organized by pace and distance to accommodate everyone’s fitness level.

In addition to the educational and training sessions, Bike Camp includes a one-year membership to the Kalamazoo Bicycle Club and registration in this year’s KalTour, the club’s Kalamazoo Scenic Bicycle Tour which takes place in late June.

Bike Camp is designed for adults and minors, 12 and up. The price for Bike Camp 2018 is $50 for individuals and $60 for families signing up before May 1; $60 for individuals and $70 for families signing up after May 1. To register for Bike Camp or learn more about the Kalamazoo Bicycle Club and its weekly rides and activities, visit the group’s website at: www.kalamazoobicycleclub.org.

 

http://www.kalamazoobicycleclub.org/club/bikeCamp.php

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