The 8th Annual Bike Week took place May 11-18, 2019. More than ever, Bike Week included events across all of Kalamazoo County. Thanks to all the organizers, volunteers, committee members and sponsors who made 2019 such a success!

Check out the calendar below for all the Events that took place, and see the Announcements page for news that took place during the week until we “retire” them and our 2019 Sponsors page in the fall.

Many of us are already looking ahead and forward to Bike Week 2020. Please see our Organizer Info page for ideas and how to get involved. You are welcome to help shape and join in the week-long (“plus”) celebration!

As the months progress between now and the next Bike Week, we will be updating the calendar to let you know about periodic planning meetings.

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 responsible for the events themselves and deserve all the credit. Please thank them and support their ongoing efforts to make our greater community even more bicycle friendly, throughout the year!

Descriptions on our calendar may not include all the details or last minute changes so please contact the organizers as needed.

We wish you safe and happy rides during Bike Week and 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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