May 5, 2016 1 Comment
It’s National Bike Month and there a number of events happening on or near campus to celebrate & encourage bicycling, improve bike safety, spread bike friendliness around the Midwest and have fun along the way.
- Our 10th Anniversary & Renovations Open House
May 13, 2-3 pm
Many thanks to those of you who came to the event last Friday and celebrated this past decade of spreading bike love on campus with us! More photos and video coming soon (I hope!).
- Greater Lansing/ MSU/ E. Lansing Ride of Silence
May 18, 5:30 pm ~9 pm
MSU Bikes is once again hosting the Ride of Silence on the campus for the Greater Lansing area. Come and honor/ remember bicyclists who’ve been seriously injured or killed in crashes with motor vehicles and then join in an after-party to celebrate all the hard work area advocates are doing to improve things in the area to make it safer for cycling.
- MSU’s Bike Friendly America Conference
May 19, 8 – 4 pm
Last November, Michigan State University was recognized as a Silver level Bicycle Friendly University. MSU joins an elite group of 28 other Silver level and 126 other BFUs who have received recognition from the League of American Bicyclists ranging from Bronze to Platinum.In order to assist other universities, their surrounding communities and businesses to be recognized as bicycle friendly or to achieve the next step in the Bicycle Friendly Program, Michigan State University will host a “Bicycle Friendly America” conference on Thursday, May 19th, 2016 at the Kellogg Center on our beautiful campus.
- Annual Bike to Work/ Campus Day Breakfast
May 20 – 7:30 – 9:30 am
Join your fellow campus bicyclists at the Brody Cafeteria (large group room) to celebrate National Bike to Work/ Campus Day with a breakfast and get inspired by our guest speakers, Steve Clark, Bike Friendly Community Coach for the League of American Bicyclists, and Steve Sanders, Bicycle Coordinator for the Univ. of MN – Minneapolis, a Platinum Bike Friendly University.
2nd Annual Greater Lansing Bike Movie Night
May 20 – 7 – 11 pm
Come out for an evening of great short bike movies courtesy of the Tri-County Bike Association & their Advocacy Committee and other area sponsors (several pending – contact us if you’re interested in sponsoring!).Once again we’ll be showing the Kalamazoo Bike Film Festival series of shorts which proved to be a blast last year and promises to be another evening of exploration of the joys of bicycling of the entire spectrum of pedaling and human-powered machines!
Near Campus & Other Events – Activities
- Lucinda Means Bicycle Advocacy Day
May 25, 2016
The League of Michigan Bicyclists, Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance, Michigan Mountain Biking Association and PEAC are pleased to join forces once again for the Lucinda Means Bicycle Advocacy Day to be held at the State Capitol on Wednesday May 25th, 2016. Volunteers from all four organizations will educate legislators on key policy issues that facilitate a bicycle-friendly Michigan. Lunch will be provided after legislative visits, followed by an optional afternoon ride. Registration required.
- Lansing Bike Party weekly social, slow rides
Every Friday evening, starting near campus (Peanut Barrel & The Avenue, Lansing), these are a great way to meet new friends and discover the hidden gems of the Greater Lansing area.
- Kidical Mass Lansing (MI) Area – A Family Bike Ride
Monthly rides through the warm months of the year for families with younger kids. Next ride, Sunday May 15-Patriarche Park, 2pm.
- National Bike Challenge
May 1 – Sept. 30, 2016
Join in this national challenge to win prizes and bragging rights! MSU has a team (of sorts) who have done very well within the Big 10 over the past few years. Join in the fun and jump on the MSU peloton!