Category Archives: fitness

The birth of an active transportation commuter


by Kathy Brown I have always considered myself active. I enjoyed biking or rollerblading after work, talking a walk with friends, sailing etc. One thing I never considered, though, was a non-motorized “carless” commute to work. Why would I? I … Continue reading

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Embracing Winter Bike to Work Day 2016!


Congratulations to all those who participated or who are participating in Winter Bike to Work Day 2016 on Friday, February 12th. This is terrific event that inspires people to get outside and embrace Winter and all its glory. Well done! … Continue reading

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Ahoy! Boats with bicycles ahead


Camping and bicycles always made sense to me as a great way to get around the campground, park, or town. One only need see the multitudes of bicycles lashed onto the backs of trailers, RVs, and motor homes rolling down … Continue reading

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Bicycling M-185 – America’s most unique state highway


As America’s only state highway that prohibits motor vehicles (except emergency vehicles), M-185 is truly a bicyclist’s paradise. This route circles the entire perimeter of Mackinac Island, Michigan, where motor vehicles have been banned since 1898. At just 8.2 miles in … Continue reading

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Tents and Tandemonium at Michigander


Above and below are just a few photos of some of the tandem bicycles and the makeshift tent city seen during the two-day Michigander bike ride over the past July 11-12 weekend. This two-day event open to all types of … Continue reading

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The only times they seem to notice


Any other avid bike commuters out there wonder why our co-workers and friends seem to ask if we rode to work when the weather is lousy?  I commute by bicycle well over 100 days a year, but the only times … Continue reading

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Independence Day ride on the C-I-S Trail


My wife and I enjoyed a leisurely ride on Mid-Michigan’s newest nonmotorized trail this Independence Day afternoon – the C-I-S (Clinton-Ionia-Shiawassee) Trail, as we rode 21 miles roundtrip between St. Johns and Fowler, Michigan and back. A better name for this … Continue reading

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The benefits of yoga and bicycling


At last night’s flow yoga class, half of us bicycled to Lotus Voice for an hour-long workout of stretching and enlightenment. This was not the first time this had happened this spring, but it was coincidental with a planned Lansing … Continue reading

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An opportunity to be part of Detroit’s rebirth


The Detroit Eastside Community Collaborative is working to raise funds to obtain a state matching grant for a new Greenway Friendly Bus Stop (see image above) at the corner of Gratiot and Conner in the City of Detroit. Not only … Continue reading

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Going 100% “cold-turkey carless” at least once a week


As my bicycle commuting to/from work has increased over the past decade, my corresponding use of the car has dropped noticeably.  But, to bike commute during the day and then drive around running errands during the evening or on weekends seems … Continue reading

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