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Morning Cranks: Early Riders Sprinkled Around Southeast Michigan

Starting the day off right is central to members of the Morning Cranks, and what better way to start than a bike ride with friends? This cycling club meets before the crack of dawn year-round to bike around Southeast Michigan. Fueled by friends and the promise of donuts at the end of a ride, this network of early risers knows how to have fun and fit exercise into a busy lifestyle. About the Morning Cranks The Morning Cranks is a network of Michigan cyclists that like to start their day with a bike ride. Typically departing at 5:30 AM every...
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Cadieux Bicycle Club: Cyclists that Ride, Race, and Give Back

If you attend a bike event in Michigan, you will likely cross paths with a member of Cadieux Bicycle Club, a group of cyclists that Ride, Race, & Give Back through their collective passion for cycling. With a long history of promoting bike races, racers, and rides, this club is rooted in serving the Michigan bicycle community. Cycling with a Purpose Since 1965 Founded at the Cadieux Café in the predominantly Belgium section of Detroit’s eastside by four local cyclists, Robert (Bob) Devos, Frank Van Laeken, Al Roles, and Adolf Lincklau (Buff), the Cadieux Bicycle Club’s goal was to promote...
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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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