Welcome to our community link resource page. This page hosts links to many of the partner organizations we work with as well as other resources we think can help. For example as we have presentation to share that you could share with your local governments we will post them here for community use.
Upcoming Cycling Event
We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2023 Milford Bike Festival & Trail Challenge. Sign up today and join us for this single track summer celebration.
Bring the kids, your friends and the family and support our wonderful trail network and the people that keep them flowin’!
BRING ON SUMMER !
Milford Bike Fest and Trail Challenge
The Milford Bike Fest and Trail Challenge is on Saturday June 3, 2023.
The League of Michigan Bicyclists is partnering with Quiet Water Society to bring fantastic bicycling topics, exhibitors, and prizes to this year’s Quiet Adventures Symposium (QAS) on March 4th. Prepare for the 2023 riding season, meet some of the movers and shakers in the Michigan bicycling community, and connect with our peers in the paddling and hiking world. Today is the final day to purchase advance tickets (link in comments)!
In addition to those we highlighted yesterday, featured speakers include:
*** Robert Bunnell – Nothing to Something: How Gravel Has Made Cycling Accessible (4:00-5:00 p.m.)
Gravel cycling has opened up the sport of cycling to thousands of new participants in the state of Michigan, where communities that once would never see cycling are now enclaves for dedicated riders. Learn how this new and exciting format of cycling has started as well as its impact on small communities and the cycling industry within the state-at-large.
Robert will also discuss his own experiences w/ serving as a leadership position in multiple cycling groups, volunteerism, and how the community fosters growth.
Now residing in lower Genesee County, Robert has co-founded a county-wide grass-roots cycling organization (Livingston County Gravel Riders) as well as co-founded a formal gravel and mountain bike cycling team centered in the greater Flint region (Team Consolidated.)
*** Neal Glazebrook – LMB Events Past, Present, and Future (3:00-3:45 p.m.)
Events Director Neal Glazebrook will present a history and road map of where LMB events have been and where they are heading. Road touring has been the mainstay of offerings for nearly 40 years but recent shifts in the organization have opened up new opportunities for the LMB to broaden the event line up and share not only with Michiganders but folks from around the globe how great of a cycling state Michigan is.
Neal is an avid amateur cyclist who competes in ultra distance Gravel and Mountain bike races here in Michigan. He rides both for sport and for pleasure. Neal is a founding board member of Go Liv Co – Horal Family Foundation, former Chair of the Livingston County Transportation Coalition, course designer for the Tour de Livingston, Chair of the Oceola Township Planning Commission, a Howell Rotarian, founding member of the Livingston County Gravel Riders and currently sits on the MDNR NAW Board (Non-motorized Advisory Workgroup). He is also a member of MCMBA, POTO, and CRAMBA Mountain bike chapters.
*** E-Powered Recreation: Yes, No… Maybe? Panel Discussion (4:00-5:00 p.m.)
Should Class 1 e-bikes be allowed on Michigan’s state-owned natural surface trails? How about Class 2? Under what circumstances? What about “unclassified electric vehicles” – souped-up contraptions that don’t meet the legal definition of an e-bike? With representatives from MTGA, DNR, and others, the panel will look at these questions, pros and cons, best practices in other states, and possible ways forward for Michigan mountain biking. (Photo: Tom Conway)
*** Finally, don’t miss the TURF GRAND RAFFLE PRIZE: everything you need for a fantastic bikepacking adventure! The package includes:
1 GODSPEED Holy Roller Mountain Bike, courtesy of Cyclefit Sports, sized to fit winner (pictured)
● 2 Widefoot Liter Cages & 2 CargoMounts with voile straps
● 1 BarYak Expedition Mount & Upcycled Harness
● Ghost Cat Bags custom Puddy frame bag & Abby feed bag, produced to size after awarded
● 1 Revelate Designs Mag Tank Blue Bag
● 1 Fargo Sub 48 Bike Tour Entry, courtesy of Pavement Ends and Matt Acker
This prize pack will get you all the gear you need to start your journey into the world of bikepacking. With plenty of versatile mounts and bags, you can stash anything you need as you ride on FARGO SUB 48, Sept. 22-24, 2023.
TURF RULES*: Winner will be able to take all gear from the event, except for the Ghost Cat Custom bags and the GODSPEED Holy Roller Mountain bike. The bike, sized for you, can be picked up from Cyclefit Sports in Fenton, MI. The bags will be custom-made to size as you order directly with Ghost Cat.
Tickets sold at Quiet Adventures Symposium only for $10 each or 3 for $25. Winner must claim prize within 24 hours.
* See Specific House Rules at QAS Raffle Table, per MI Raffle Licensing
A bike adventure, July 22-28: Explore some of the great trail tributaries and connectors of Southeast Michigan along the Great Lakes to Lakes Trail Route #1 on Michigander.
A great story on one of Livingston County’s great trails, the Mike Levine Lakelands Trail State Park.
Another story on the Mike Levine Lakelands Trail State Park