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Grand Rapids Recieves League of American Bicyclists Honors

grandrapids The city of Grand Rapids, Michigan recently received a bronze designation from the League of American Bicyclists as a bicycle friendly community on the rise.

From mlive.com:

League officials said they were impressed by the 255 miles of shared-use bicycle paths found in Kent and eastern Ottawa counties during a visit earlier this year. They also liked the 207 miles of Kent County roads with four-foot paved shoulders to accommodate bicyclists.

“Grand Rapids is a standout community in Michigan for its initiative and progress to become more bicycle friendly,” said League President Andy Clarke.

4 Comments

  1. Cyclin' MissyOctober 28, 2009 at 11:17 am

    Yeah, Grand Rapids! Let’s keep up the good work!

  2. jeffOctober 28, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    You can see the full list of recently designated communities here:
    http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/bicyclefriendlyamerica/pdfs/bfc_fall2009_pr.pdf

  3. Matt VelocityOctober 28, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    See the white-sided building in the bottom center of the photo? We play bike polo directly across from it, under the expressway every Wednesday evening and Sunday afternoon. Grand Rapids is home to the U.S. headquarters of Velocity rims and wheels. Congratulations to all the local cyclists who worked so hard to bring the community to where it is today! Thanks for posting Brad.

  4. Jeanneth SandraOctober 29, 2009 at 8:14 am

    I’m a reporter from La Noticia News a new newspaper I’ll like to know about
    your activities and some information about your League of American Bicyclists;

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