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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Community Ride & Relaxation

  • Boatyard Brewing Company 432 East Paterson Street Kalamazoo, MI, 49007 United States (map)

To celebrate cycling in and around Kalamazoo KBC and Boatyard Brewing have partnered for an afternoon of Riding & Relaxing on Saturday, May 12th from 12:00 noon to 4 p.m.

Kalamazoo Bicycle Club will lead escorted no-drop COMMUNITY RIDES led by KBC Ride Leaders starting at 12:00 noon & 12:30 p.m. The rides start and end at Boatyard Brewing and proceed on the KRVT. The route will be open all day for those who want to enjoy riding at their own pace, as well. After the ride, please join us for a SOCIAL GATHERING at Boatyard Brewing. The “Give Them Five Ale” will be on tap until it runs out. Come enjoy this limited release beer along with $3 All You Can Drink Homemade Root Beer, and $10 All You Can Eat Pizza!

Please plan on wearing your helmet and drink responsibly.

If you will be riding earlier or later in the day, we welcome all riders and their families & friends to relax and refuel at the Boatyard, located at 432 E Paterson St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009.

Any questions about the event can be directed to Valerie Litznerski at Valerie.Litznerski@gmail.com or Robin Sides at RMSides14@gmail.com.

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