The welcome mat will be out for bicyclists throughout the spectacular inaugural Fall Bike Celebration weekend (September 20-22, 2019), featuring a Ride with fantastic routes through the beautiful Southwest Michigan countryside during the day, plus a separate charity fundraising Awards & Recognition Dinner that Saturday evening. The Celebration is organized by Bike Friendly Kalamazoo (BFK), a network of volunteers working to make our greater community even more bike friendly (see our About page).
But wait–there’s more! (Chuckle) Featured attractions on Friday include a top-rated disc golf course, a fascinating historical walking tour, a preview of a massive entertainment complex, a Farmers Market right next a lovingly restored Vicksburg Historic Village, an Ice Cream Social, musical entertainment and…if everything comes together as hoped (meaning someone enters and actually wins)…a Public Bike Art Prize award, presented on Sunday.
We want you to join us and enjoy the ride of a lifetime…going back in time…during a weekend jam-packed with added features…nestled in charming rural Southwest Michigan…featuring routes you will never forget…in support of bicycling and community-based charitable causes.
Are we excited? Absolutely! Is the greater community in on our planning committee and joining in the fun? All the way!
We will be updating this site as Fall Bike Celebration Weekend approaches, listening to your ideas for how to improve as well. See, we have this bias in favor of working together… . Did we say this is a community-based weekend? We are contributing to the League of Michigan Bicyclist’s $1 per rider program … and also to BFK’s “Great Clubs, Great Riders” $1 Back-2-Clubs program.
In the meantime, check out the huge Schedule, chock full of fun things to do, learn more about the Routes, the opportunities for Sponsors, then head over to the Registration page to sign up. Our fees are about the same as the most popular rides and fundraising dinners, so you won’t have any sticker shock. Want to help make this Weekend a great experience for everyone, and be a part of an always enthusiastic, eager-to-make-it-happen team? Head over to the Volunteer page and let us know who you are.
Want more details? You’ll find a lot more on our from-scratch, put-together-in-record-time, team-built website. Dig in!