With a grant from the DALMAC Fund, support from KBC coffers, and donations from several bike-friendly supporters the “Give Them 5” education campaign is underway. Initiated and organized by Paul Wells, chair of the KBC Education Committee, the campaign is aimed at raising motorist and bicyclist awareness of recently approved five-foot passing ordinances in Kalamazoo, Portage, Kalamazoo Township, and Oshtemo Township. As a means of getting the word out, yard signs are already beginning to appear along streets and roads in the Kalamazoo area. Available to anyone willing to put the sign in their yard, these signs can be obtained by sending an email to Paul Wells firstname.lastname@example.org, who will also happily accept donations to KBC in support of the education campaign.
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.