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North to the Bridge!

The Lansing Bicycle Press crew is riding in the DALMAC this year. This annual event brings in riders from all over the midwest; about 1500 riders are attending this year. There are four routes, all starting at the MSU Pavilion this Wednesday and Thursday, that wind their way north to the Mackinac Bridge.

The DALMAC was started in 1971 when Dick Allen, a former state representative, set out to prove that bicyclists and cars could safely shared the roads in Michigan. The Tri-County Bicycle Association is the organizing group and money raised for the ride funds the DALMAC fund, which can be used for bicycle projects in Michigan.

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Lansing Bike and Seek 2016


Photo credit: Lansing Bicycle Press

The first annual Lansing Bike and Seek sent bikers all over the city in search of ten clues and some great prizes. The event kicked off at Hunter Park where about seventy adventurous bicyclists divided into twenty-five teams and prepared to race around the city.


Photo credit: Tim Potter

The first team to arrive at the finish at Midtown Brewery Company was Dean, Devon, and Katie who finished in under two hours after biking the entire fifteen mile route. They received a 1st place plaque, bike lights, and beer glasses donated by the TCBA and Happy Day Decals.


Photo credit: Tim Potter

The clue locations included Moores River Park, Frances Park, the State Capitol grounds, the Brenke fish ladder, the Turner-Dodge house, Willow Elementary, and the Vietnam Memorial. The route from Julie and Nathan shows a slightly longer than ideal solution to the scavenger hunt.

Based on all the positive feedback, the organizers are already starting to plan next year's hunt. Follow the Lansing Bike and Seek Facebook page for notifications.

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