Monthly Archives: March 2012

“The silence can be deafening” – Ride of Silence 2012


In 2012, the tenth anniversary of a solemn event will take place worldwide on Wednesday, May 16th at 7:00 pm local time. The Ride of Silence began in Dallas, Texas and honors those who have lost their lives or been … Continue reading

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Review of “Cycling Home From Siberia”


I finished reading this book by Rob Lilwall over the past weekend. While I can say the book was interesting, I cannot say it held me spellbound throughout. I am not sure if that was due to Mr. Lilwall’s writing style … Continue reading

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A capital idea – bike sharing in Greater Lansing


Back in late October of 2011, I wrote a post about bike sharing programs instituted by major universities and cities in the United States and Canada. Here in Greater Lansing, 1,051 area residents responded to a survey about establishing a … Continue reading

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“Racking My Brain”


Below is a terrific post on bike racks originally published on Reader Area Development and reposted here with their permission. Racking My Brain by readerareadevelopment a kid’s view of the importance of bike riding. I remember when I got my first bike, it … Continue reading

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The urban bicyclist’s magazine du jour


Just this past weekend while manning the MSU Bikes booth at the 17th Annual Quiet Waters Symposium in East Lansing, I was introduced to a bicycling magazine I had not come across before – Urban Velo.  After reading a few issues, it … Continue reading

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A day for reflective outdoor recreation


A unique and special annual event on Greater Lansing’s community calendar is reserved for celebrating the reflective peace and tranquility of non-motorized outdoor recreation, takes place on the first Saturday of March. The event is called the Quiet Waters Symposium and … Continue reading

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