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A Letter to the Michigan Cycling Community Regarding Michigan Bicycle Law

Dear Michigan Cyclists, For many years I have represented cyclists in the courtroom and volunteered my time for causes that promote cycling in Michigan. During that time, my law firm has consistently supported me and agreed to contribute time and money to Michigan cycling events, the sponsorship of teams, and co-hosted numerous events that give bike helmets (and bicycles) to kids. Approximately five years ago, I was asked to join a new group of lawyers that were starting a national network of lawyers who represent cyclists called the Bike Law Network. I valued being part of this group of bicycle...
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Velocity USA: Hand-Built Wheels and Accessories

Bicyclists looking for high-quality, stylish wheels and accessories need to look no further – Velocity USA has what you need right here in Michigan! Velocity manufactures numerous bicycle rims at its plant located in Grand Rapids. The Wheel Department takes these rims and produces hand-built top-notch wheels that come with a variety of rims, hubs, and spokes. “I am a big fan of Velocity wheels. I have used Velocity Major Toms as my go-to cyclocross wheels for years and am currently running Ailerons on my gravel bike,” says founder of Michigan Bicycle Law, Bryan Waldman, “I even have a coat hanger...
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ERG! Fruit and Nut Bars: Michigan-Made Energy

Traverse City, Michigan, is home to Dennis and Katy Bean-Larson; founders of ERG! Fruit & Nut Bars. Dennis is a long-time Michigan bicyclist who understood the need for good old-fashioned nutrition without unnatural additives or preservatives. In 2011, Dennis had this in mind when he grabbed a blender and a few yummy ingredients, not realizing that in just a few years that moment of inspiration would turn into a successful line of nationally distributed, wholesome energy bars. The ERG! Journey After a few experiments with the blender (and a few messes to clean up), Dennis shared his energy bars with...
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Detroit Bikes: Driving American-Made Impact on Two Wheels

Cycling does so much more for us than many realize; it promotes healthy living habits, creates a connected community of enthusiasts, and it’s a fun way to explore the world. However, its role in our society – both in culture and the economy – goes well beyond those immediate benefits. One company that understands the large-scale benefits of cycling is Detroit Bikes; an American-made bike manufacturer and retailer that is continuing Detroit’s innovative history of putting the world on wheels. A Two-Wheeled Approach to Positive Impact Cycling has a multifaceted impact on the world. Not only do individuals experience the...
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Wonder Goods: Designing Wonderful Goods for Active Michiganders

Friendship is powerful, and friends Nick Stygstra and Aaron Schaafsma have used theirs to build a Michigan-based company from the ground up. Created through connection and many cups of coffee, Wonder Goods designs and crafts high-quality bags and bike accessories that support an active lifestyle. Their popular handlebar bags are the perfect accessory for cyclists, in addition to an array of other cyclist accessory options! What Makes Wonder Goods’ Bike Accessories Wonderful? Based in Grand Rapids, Wonder Goods offers a variety of products including handlebar bags, snack bags, fanny packs, apparel, and bike accessories. Made from quality materials, we at...
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Will Bike Shops Stay Open During Michigan’s Shelter-in-Place and What You Can Do to Help Your Local Bike Shop During These Times

As most Michiganders know by now, in the face of the Coronavirus Pandemic, at 11:00 am on March 23, 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a “shelter-in-place” Executive Order that applies to all residents of the State of Michigan. The stated purpose of the Order is “to suppress the spread of COVID-19, to prevent the state’s healthcare system from being overwhelmed, to allow time for the production of critical test kits, ventilators, and personal protective  equipment (PPE), and to avoid needless deaths, it is reasonable and necessary to direct residents to remain at home or in their place of residence to...
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