People in the Michigan Cycling Community

Meet “Mr. Michigan,” Jon Ornée!

Jon Ornée is a cyclist, musician, health coach, wine label designer, triathlete and one of the most motivated people you will meet. He exudes positive energy and has chosen to do so in a way that motivates others to join him on a quest for a healthy and active lifestyle. Jon created a program called “30 Days of Awesome,” a free 30-day program that helps people explore better habits, such as better sleeping, eating, drinking, and moving, in order to feel more awesome. Jon also shares his love of being active and exploring the outdoors through a campaign called “The Adventures of Mr. Michigan” with the support of his sponsor, Michigan...
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Meet Nate Phipps – Co-Founder of Bike Alliance of Washtenaw

Nate Phipps is a co-founder of the Bike Alliance of Washtenaw and a board member of Common Cycle. In 2014, Nate and his wife, Michelle Bellino (who commutes on a Brompton), moved from Boston to Ann Arbor. Nate had been involved in cycling advocacy in Massachusetts through work with Bikes Not Bombs and the Boston Cyclists Union and saw the positive impact of community-based cycling organizations. When he relocated to Ann Arbor, he was encouraged by the high number of cyclists and bicycle organizations. However, there was a missing piece – a central organization that could harness the energy, connections, and power of all area cycling groups. For this reason, he...
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Meet Henry Ford II

What does Henry Ford II do for the Michigan bicycle community? The better question is what doesn’t Henry do? It is hard to imagine a person who spends more of their time contributing to Michigan’s bicycle scene in a more positive way than Henry. Henry in a nutshell; Started and runs the weekly Palmer Park Ride based out of Palmer Park. The group leaves at 7:00 pm every Thursday night between April and October from the Palmer Park pool parking lot, located at 910 Merrill Plaisance St, Detroit, MI 48203. The ride typically attracts 75-100 cyclists and covers approximately 15-25 miles at a conversational pace (approximately 15mph). Is a ride leader/hit...
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