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Since the internet is slowly taking over real life we’ve been trying to get up to par with the rest of the world lately. We got a new website almost ready to launch.  We’ll drop the new address and link on Friday or sooner.  After a few oohs and ahs it’s back to work on phase two of our internet takeover: A REAL WEB STORE, where, yes you guessed it, you can buy stuff from us.  We’re also hiring scientists to see if there is any possibility of developing a way to ride your bike on the internet too.

Since the internet is slowly taking over real life we’ve been trying to get up to par with the rest of the world lately. We got a new website almost ready to launch.  We’ll drop the new address and link on Friday or sooner.  After a few oohs and ahs it’s back to work on phase two of our internet takeover: A REAL WEB STORE, where, yes you guessed it, you can buy stuff from us.  We’re also hiring scientists to see if there is any possibility of developing a way to ride your bike on the internet too.

New shirts in stock.  We got ‘em at the Ferndale and Detroit locations.  What better way to spend a hot summer weekend than buying stuff at your favorite bike shop.  PS the Wu inspired shirts are also available in tank tops. 

New shirts in stock.  We got ‘em at the Ferndale and Detroit locations.  What better way to spend a hot summer weekend than buying stuff at your favorite bike shop.  

PS the Wu inspired shirts are also available in tank tops. 

Whether you enjoy the thrill of mountain biking or a leisurely stroll taking in the scenery, Michigan is the place for summer biking. Pedal through lush forests, over gentle hills, and alongside lakes and streams on more than 1,300 miles of bike trails across the state. Michigan has a tour every cyclist can enjoy. For more information or to plan your summer vacation, visit www.michigan.org/biking

Detroit RiverWalk, Deqindre Cut, and Wheelhouse Detroit are all part of this new Pure Michigan promo on biking in Michigan.

via Todd Scott @ Detroit Trails and Greenways FB

Calling All Bicyclists!! Bike To The Ballpark Day, May 26th 2013

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Detroit Tigers are offering a special ticket package! For just $22 bicycle riding fans will receive an Pavilion ticket to the 1:08 PM game vs the Minnesota Twins. Ticket includes one-day-only bicycle valet located @ Columbia Plaza in front of Comerica Park’s Gate A entrance. Valet tickets are only available through this special offer, and won’t be available for purchase the day of the game.

Tickets and Bicycle Spaces are limited, be sure to purchase your ticket today! Click Here

Grayling’s Hanson Hill 100 Mile MTB Endurance Race

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May 25th 2013 Fifty and 100 mile mountain bike race – Michigan Cup Endurance Series Race #2. Race will start downtown Grayling with a controlled start; approximately 1.5 mile road to trail. The trail is approximately 25 mile laps of single and double track trails. Cool prizes and fun for everyone!

Contact hansonhills@hotmail.com 989-348-9266
More Information @ FunPromotions.com

Barks, Bikes & Balloons // Tour De Frankemuth Race May 25-26

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Memorial Weekend Activities for the whole family Frankenmuth River Place is hosting the a Dog Competition with competitions for all dogs, Competitive Hot Air Balloon launches and Balloon Glows are planned. The Tour de Frankenmuth bicycle road race starts on Saturday. A Big Bike Expo is planned. The Hot Air Balloons will take flight on Saturday also.

Call for more information 1(800)FUN-TOWN or visit the Tour De Frankenmuth website Racer’s See the RACE INFO PDF

Ride the Keweenaw Copper Harbor MTB Weekend

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The weekend celebrates the designation of the Copper Harbor mountain bike trails by the as an “Epic Ride” and provides two days of guided tours on four singletrack trail systems between Houghton & Copper Harbor. Bike Demos, Shuttle, Vendor Expo and Live Music.

For more information, call (906) 289-4788 and visit the Copper Harbor website

On May 22nd, 2013 The League of Michigan Bicyclists, Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance, and Michigan Mountain Biking Association are joining forces again at the Lucinda Means Bicycle Advocacy Day. Held at the Michigan’s State Capitol as a proclamation of the National Bike Month.  
There will be programs to educate all cyclists as an official Advocacy Day. In collaboration with MSU Bikes to kick off the event in style with a morning bike rally to the State Capitol. Once at the Capitol, volunteers from all four organizations will educate legislators on key policy issues that facilitate a bicycle-friendly Michigan. Lunch will be provided after legislative visits, followed by an optional afternoon ride.
Whether you enjoy riding on Michigan roads, trails, or dirt single track, Advocacy Day is your opportunity to speak with one voice to help advance Michigan bicycling and the interests of cyclists of all abilities across the state. The hope is that casual riders and die-hards will join in  communicating the great importance of bicycling to the Michigan Legislature.
For all the info, times schedule, visit the lmb.org

On May 22nd, 2013 The League of Michigan Bicyclists, Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance, and Michigan Mountain Biking Association are joining forces again at the Lucinda Means Bicycle Advocacy Day. Held at the Michigan’s State Capitol as a proclamation of the National Bike Month.  

There will be programs to educate all cyclists as an official Advocacy Day. In collaboration with MSU Bikes to kick off the event in style with a morning bike rally to the State Capitol. Once at the Capitol, volunteers from all four organizations will educate legislators on key policy issues that facilitate a bicycle-friendly Michigan. Lunch will be provided after legislative visits, followed by an optional afternoon ride.

Whether you enjoy riding on Michigan roads, trails, or dirt single track, Advocacy Day is your opportunity to speak with one voice to help advance Michigan bicycling and the interests of cyclists of all abilities across the state. The hope is that casual riders and die-hards will join in  communicating the great importance of bicycling to the Michigan Legislature.

For all the info, times schedule, visit the lmb.org

24th ANNUAL ZOO-DE-MACK BIKE BASH May 17-18th 2013

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The Zoo-de-Mackinac is a weekend of huge parties, great bands, one of the most scenic bike rides in the country, views of the mighty Mackinac Bridge, and a magestic island.

The Zoo-de-Mackinac is a collection of outdoor enthusiasts (4,000 in 2012) who want to enjoy a little physical exercise together in one of the most beautiful areas in the state of Michigan. The bike ride starts Saturday morning at Boyne Highlands Resort and spans 51 miles along Lake Michigan on a paved road with very little automobile traffic. Riders pedal through rolling countryside and trillium covered forests, along sandy beaches, and are surrounded by breathtaking views of Lake Michigan from 400’ high bluffs.

Entry Fee is $55.00 through May 5th 2013. $70 from May 6th 2013 through May 17th, 2013. Entry fee includes the pre-ride party Friday night at the Zoo Bar at  Boyne Highlands, luggage transportation to Mackinaw City on Saturday, lunch at the Legs Inn on Saturday, finish line party in Mackinaw City, round trip ferry transportation to and from Mackinac Island on Arnold Ferry and post-ride parties on Saturday afternoon at The Crossing and evening parties on the island!

To Register for the 24th Annual ZOO-DE-MAC CLICK HERE
And for more detailed information about the ride visit the Zoo-de-Mac Website

Cycle into Spring 2013 Greenway Tour - May 18, 2013 @ 9AM

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The Cycle into Spring event is a Tour de Troit’s May tour ride. Downtown Detroit, Riverwalk to 8-Mile and back. It’s a 20-mile police escorted ride and is meant for entry level to intermediate riders. It had ride sweepers and is SAG-supported.

Sites along the way include Coleman A. Young International Airport, the Milbank Trail, Chandler Park and more. Nine miles of cycling infrastructure traces the original Conner Creek and links the greenways.

Funds raised at Cycle into Spring will support the development of the final four miles of the Conner Creek Greenway! A t-shirt is included with all pre-registrations. Refreshments provided at rest stop. An optional bar-b-q lunch catered by Slows To Go is available.

Sign up for the ride @ Eventbrite Here | For more info visit the Tour de Troit website

May 12th is Mother’s Day in Ferndale!
Visit the shops listed above along Main Street on Thursday May 9th to get a really cool deal on a nice set of Bouquet Flowers @ Blumz - Then on Sunday treat mom with nice Sunday Brunch in Ferndale! Call restaurants for more info! See you in town!

Last year a dude bought a bike for his mom on Mother’s Day haha 

May 12th is Mother’s Day in Ferndale!

Visit the shops listed above along Main Street on Thursday May 9th to get a really cool deal on a nice set of Bouquet Flowers @ Blumz - Then on Sunday treat mom with nice Sunday Brunch in Ferndale! Call restaurants for more info! See you in town!

Last year a dude bought a bike for his mom on Mother’s Day haha 

Way to Go Clawson! Bike To School Day May 8th!
City of Clawson’s Proclamation for National Bike to School Day! Bike to school day is part of the celebration of National Bike Month. The event is scheduled with a safety class for youngsters and adults, coupled with a cool bike ride meetup in the heart of town!
Clawson recognized the growing interest in urban cycling and also that fewer children walk or bike to school compared to a generation ago. In 1969 48% of students grades K-8 walked or biked to school. In 2009 13% of students in grades K-8 walked or biked to school. Clawson recongnized that walking or biking gives children a sense of responsibility and independence and that the entire community benefits when there is  less car congestion and more bikers and pedestrians.
School Superintendent Monique Beels, Mark Pollock our City Manager, Penny Luebs Mayor and Clawson Police Bike Officers will be riding bikes to school with the youngsters.
For more information visit the City of Clawson’s News PageAlso take a look at Clawson’s Bike To School Day Proclamation

Way to Go Clawson! Bike To School Day May 8th!

City of Clawson’s Proclamation for National Bike to School Day! Bike to school day is part of the celebration of National Bike Month. The event is scheduled with a safety class for youngsters and adults, coupled with a cool bike ride meetup in the heart of town!

Clawson recognized the growing interest in urban cycling and also that fewer children walk or bike to school compared to a generation ago. In 1969 48% of students grades K-8 walked or biked to school. In 2009 13% of students in grades K-8 walked or biked to school. Clawson recongnized that walking or biking gives children a sense of responsibility and independence and that the entire community benefits when there is  less car congestion and more bikers and pedestrians.

School Superintendent Monique Beels, Mark Pollock our City Manager, Penny Luebs Mayor and Clawson Police Bike Officers will be riding bikes to school with the youngsters.

For more information visit the City of Clawson’s News Page
Also take a look at Clawson’s Bike To School Day Proclamation