Friday, September 18, 2009

Around the GR

In the last week or two, there have been some very exciting things happening for the cycling community of the Grand Rapids Area.

The first was the announcement of new mountain bike trails being built up in the middle of the city! Granted I'm a bit more excited about these seeing that they are being built up very close to the Burns House [ie mi casa] and that I hate driving to ride my bike. Either way a group of people, who I'm assuming are part of the group that have brought BMX racing back to the city, are now turning the area surrounding the track into a full park, simply called GR Bike Park. It hopes to have a trail open by this fall! Exciting news!

Secondly, a fellow GR-ian, cyclist and blogger over at PedalGR.com, Josh Duggan, who has been one of the best advocates for cycling in the area has not only been breaking the news of new trails being built but also part of the newly formed Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition. He writes about the Coalition here and better explains the goals of the group, which we hope No Drive can do whatever we can to help achieve a growing standing for Grand Rapids as a Bicycle Friendly Community.

Good Stuff! For all you outside of the Western Michigan here's a video from you posted by the Ergon twitter feed earlier today, you know how we love Ergon! Maybe we could get an urban endurance race going on in GR next summer? An Urban C-Series event? We'll see...


5 comments:

GBK said...

Is that my old bike repainted in the header?

a.lo said...

Sorta... inverted colors. Wait are you now admitting that you ride/rode a fixie... you hipster you!

GBK said...

What's a fixie? I must have been delusional. Plus I would never put those bars on one of my bikes unless they were aero, made of carbon, and the frame was of the TT variety.

pedalGR said...

That video is amazing. I would sooo get behind an urban 24 hour challenge! Though, you'd be hard pressed to find much traffic to battle at 4am. :)

pedalGR said...

Also, it's totally Nate Phelps and the Western Chapter of the Michigan Mtn Biking Assoc. that is behind the GR Bike Park. He's been working on getting something in the GR City Parks for 4 years, attending countless committee meetings, and other behind the scenes work. Kudos to him and that great group! The website is http://www.grbikepark.com