bicycle en Going coast-to-coast by bicycle <p>Fifty-nine-year old Mel Church of Kalamazoo has averaged 55 miles-a-day bicycling coast to coast this summer. He began June 4th on the Pacific coast and reached Colorado on Tuesday, July 16th. Except for the ‘friends’ he meets along the way, he is on his own. From Lander, Wyoming, he phoned in to report on his trip so far.</p><p></p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 15:39:08 +0000 Nancy Camden 7099 at Going coast-to-coast by bicycle Getting bikes and cars to co-exist <p>When bikes and cars mix on the road it can be a tense situation for everyone. Helping two- and four-wheeled traffic co-exist is a major theme of the second annual <a href="">Kalamazoo Bike Week</a>. It starts Thursday, May 9th, with a “Community Forum on Cycling”. Bike Week Co-Chairman David Warwick says he hopes it attracts motorists as well as bicyclists. The forum starts at 6 p.m. in the Lawrence Education Center at Borgess Medical Center, 1521 Gull Road, in Kalamazoo.</p><p></p> Wed, 08 May 2013 16:00:23 +0000 Andrew Robins 4891 at Getting bikes and cars to co-exist Kalamazoo TOAD rides on two wheels <p>If you live in Kalamazoo there’s a TOAD in your backyard but it’s no amphibian. It's the <a href="">TOAD Bicycle Cooperative</a> in the Vine neighborhood where rusty chains and broken frames are dragged in and functional bikes glide out.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sean Cleary helped start TOAD three years ago. He says, “It’s fifty percent working on bikes and helping people get on the road, and fifty percent doing big rides and having fun, and just having a party on wheels.”</span></p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 18:43:41 +0000 Pasha Shipp 3501 at Kalamazoo TOAD rides on two wheels