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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Ride of Silence

  • Millenium Park 280 Romence Rd Portage, MI, 49024 United States (map)

On May 16, 2018 at 6:30 PM, the Ride of Silence will begin in Portage, Michigan.   Again sponsored by PEDAL Bicycles, cyclists will meet at Millennium Park across the street from Pedal's Romence Road shop.

Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn't aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves.

In 2003, Chris Phelan organized the first Ride of Silence in Dallas after endurance cyclist Larry Schwartz was hit by the mirror of a passing bus and was killed.

The Ride of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph, wear helmets, follow the rules of the road and remain silent during the ride. There are no registration fees. The ride, which is held during National Bike Month, aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. The ride is also a chance to show respect for and honor the lives of those who have been killed or injured.

 

Later Event: May 17
PEDAL Group Ride

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