My interview with Shelley Irwin on WGVU’s The Morning Show aired on Monday, 4/6/2009. (If you missed it, listen to the archive here.) We talked about a wide variety of topics, mostly related to bicycling here in Grand Rapids.
I’m compiling this list of links, in case you want to get more information on things we talked about.
National Bike Summit – Here are links to summaries I’ve run into:
Detroit Greenways Coordinator Todd Scott covered things quite well – Kick-off dinner; Day 2 – Breakout sessions; Day 3 – Lobby day and our legislative “asks”; National Bike Summit Wrapup
Bike Portland also had 12 posts from the Summit.
The National Bike Summit was a fantastic experience and I will definitely be going back in future years.
Grand Rapids Bike Summit – Taking place on Friday, April 24th from 8am-4pm at GVSU-Downtown, this summit is going to be a fantastic opportunity to gather political support for increasing bicycling opportunities for transportation and recreation. All people who live in the Grand Rapids Metro area are encouraged to attend this FREE event! The summit has been organized by the Bike Grand Rapids Coalition and will kick off our effort to have Grand Rapids designated a “Bicycle Friendly Community” by the League of American Bicyclists.
You can see the agenda and register online at: http://www.grbikesummit.eventbrite.com/
Smart Cycling – Street Skills 101: This cycling education course, produced by the League of American Bicyclists, is aimed at beginner to intermediate riders. For a schedule and more information visit: http://www.pedalgr.com/smartcycling/
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PedalGR rides – I will be continuing this popular bi-weekly bicycle ride in 2009 (click for schedule). The ride starts and ends at Founders Brewing Company, and covers 14-17 miles in around 2 hours with a pace of 10mph. To read more, click the “About PedalGR” link in the right side-panel. You may also sign up to have each new route delivered right to your email inbox by clicking here. After you sign up you will receive an email from Feedburner to confirm your subscription. You must click the “confirm” link or you will not receive the emails.
Mayor’s Bike Ride – This ride, on Wednesday, May 6th, will include a short Kid’s Ride at 6pm, followed by a 4.8 mile ride with Mayor George Heartwell to Calder Plaza. Riders will gather in the south field of John Ball Park and afterwards there will be some activities and exhibitors. I do not have a link yet and some of the details are still being worked out.
If you have any questions about something I didn’t cover here that you heard me discuss on the radio, or you want to help out or be involved with any of the groups working on cycling here in Grand Rapids, please email me at fotoman311 ( at ) yahoo.com. I will do my best to connect you with the proper person.