Governor Celebrates Detroit Bicycle Volunteers

From the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health, and Sports:

Governor Jennifer M. Granholm celebrates volunteers committed to promoting bicycling in the communities of Detroit, Grand Rapids and Lansing

The Hub/Back Alley Bikes in Detroit, The Motion Initiative in Grand Rapids, and MSU Bikes and Share a Bike in Lansing will host a Day of Action event on Saturday, September 27 from noon to 4 PM to encourage the donation of bikes and bike parts. The events, depending on location, will also offer free maintenance checks, bike safety training and other services and activities.

These organizations work tirelessly to collect, repair and distribute bikes in their communities. Participating residents can support their efforts, donate bikes, and learn more about biking and bike maintenance.

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Here are some of the details for The Hub’s Saturday event:

  • Clean out your garage and donate a bike or bike parts
  • Donated bikes will go through safety checks and repairs, then be distributed to Detroit youth
  • Bring in your own bike for safety repairs including fixing flat tires, chains or brakes
  • Participate in on-bike safety activities to learn proper use of:
    • Hand signals
    • Helmets
    • Lights
    • Locks
  • Put your training to the test with a group ride at 3 PM

Contact Jake VanDyke at 313.879.5073 for further details

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