Special Edition KBC jerseys are now available to order from Voler! 20% of the purchase price of this special edition Kalamazoo Strong inspired Kalamazoo Bicycle Club jersey will be donated directly to Kalamazoo Strong to benefit the victims and families of the terrible cycling tragedy in Kalamazoo on June 7, 2016 It’s the club’s most recent jersey design with a red bicycle chain heart where Kalamazoo is located on the Michigan map. Cost is $70 plus shipping (or order with a bike buddy and save shipping costs, orders over $75 ship for free). Click here for more details!
The Kalamazoo Bicycle Club’s 2017 Friend of Bicycling Award was presented to the Kalamazoo City Commission for their recent and significant initiatives to protect bicyclists and vulnerable road users. The KBC appreciates and recognizes the foresight and leadership of the Kalamazoo City Commission and extends its thanks to the Commissioners for their pioneering efforts to promote the interests of bicycling in the Kalamazoo area by presenting them with the 2017 Friend of Bicycling Award.
To read the MLive story about the event, please click on the link below.
And, here’s a link to the WWMT News story http://wwmt.com/news/local/kalamazoo-city-commission-honored-as-a-friend-of-bicycling
Photographs of the event, taken by Zolton Cohen, show Mayor Bobby Hopewell with Renee Mitchell (KBC President) and John Olbrot (KBC Vice-president), who presented the award.
Kudos to Kalamazoo Township for installing 67(!) new Bike Route signs, including the one featured here, at locations in the Eastwood and Westwood neighborhoods. Signs along the “Westwood Wiggle” direct bicyclists from the West Main Hill neighborhood through Westwood, north of M-43, toward Drake Road, where another leg connects with the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail near Ravine Road. When signs are placed along bike routes in the City of Kalamazoo, bicyclists will have clearly marked paths to travel along many quiet streets between downtown and the surrounding countryside. Well done!
The Kalamazoo Bicycle Club encourages all of its members to follow the rules of the road and to keep in mind that showing courtesy to motorists, pedestrians, and other bicyclists goes a long way whenever we are riding.