Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Grand Rapids Biking Events

Yesterday I posted some bikey news from the east side of the state. Today, I’ve got news of some cool bike events happening in Grand Rapids.

Saturday, May 15, 2010
Grand Rapids Bike Park Grand Opening and Annual Mayor’s Ride
Saturday is the long awaited grand opening of the first urban bike park in Michigan – the Grand Rapids Bike Park located near Burton and US-131. The park now has a BMX track, a pump track and a singletrack mountain biking trail.

The schedule for the event includes:
9am-11am – Park Cleanup
11am – Ribbon cutting with Mayor Heartwell
11:05am – The Mayor takes the first “official” ride on the pump track
11:15am – The Mayor’s annual bike ride – a family friendly ride up the Plaster Creek Trail

See PedalGR for more details and a really cool trailer for the upcoming documentary about the building of the park!

Also see for details on trail days and other events.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Ride of Silence
This ride honoring those who have been killed or injured while cycling and raising awareness about cycling in the community will start at the Riverside Park Island Shelter entrance at 7pm.

Saturday, July 17, 2010
Bike Stock
Bikes, bands and beer at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids

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