The sixth annual Kalamazoo Area Bike Week (KABW) is just around the corner. The week begins on Saturday, May 13th, with the Kal Haven Trailblazer and the Mayor’s City to City Ride, and it concludes on Saturday, May 20th, with the Bell’s to Bell’s Bike Ride followed by the Open Roads’ Bike-a-Palooza. See the KABW website for more information.
Archives for April 2017
On Saturday, April 29th, several KBC members devoted a couple hours to picking up a boatload (well…trailerload) of trash along a half-mile stretch of 12th Street, just south of Parkview, in Oshtemo Township. Then, our trusty treasurer
deposited the loot at the Oshtemo Township Hall, as part of the Townships periodic trash drop-off day. Doug won the “best trash prize” when he found a discarded fire extinguisher. (Left to right in the group photo are John Hart, Paul and Pam Sotherland, Doug Kirk, Robin Sides, Barb Hart, and Kathy Kirk. And, Mike Boersma is poised on the right for the get-away.)
Ordinances in Kalamazoo, Portage, Oshtemo Township, and Kalamazoo Township require that vehicles must stay 5 feet to the left of bicycles while passing. Learn more about this ordinance and about what it means to pass bicycles safely at this MLive link http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2017/03/dont_crowd_bicyclists_new_law.html?ath=c5e827861055272429dc125b7b938c1f#cmpid=nsltr_stryheadline