Sunday

2:00-4:00 PM, Bike Week Kalamazoo Kick-off event, Arcadia Festival Site

Join bike and outdoor enthusiasts for some fun and learn what activities are taking place during Bike Week. Free for all ages.

Monday

7:15-7:45 AM, Bike Week Downtown kick-off event, N. Kalamazoo Mall

Begin the work week with a gathering to kick-off Bike Week and encourage cycling to work. Light refreshments.

9-10:30 AM, Monday Morning Cruisers, Location TBA

Join other bicycle riders for an easy ride along the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail. Afterward, meet at MacKenzie’s Bakery on Harrison St. for coffee and conversation. All ages welcome, free. www.kalcounty.com/parks/show_calendar_parks.php

1:00-5:00 PM, Spring Fling Crafts, Powell Branch Library

Take a ride on the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail to the Powell Branch Library to make springtime crafts to take home. Ages 5-11. www.kpl.gov/calendar/?display=month&sDate=5/13/2012

Tuesday

TBD AM, Ride to Birding with the Stars, MacKenzie’s Bakery (Harrison St.)

Meet Kalamazoo Nature Center staff at MacKenzie’s and bike ride to the Interpretive Center for a guided hike to search for migrant birds. Program begins at 8 AM. Bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them. All skill levels welcome, free. www.naturecenter.org/Calendar.aspx

1:00-5:00 PM, Spring Fling Crafts, Powell Branch Library

Take a ride on the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail to the Powell Branch Library to make springtime crafts to take home. Ages 5-11. www.kpl.gov/calendar/?display=month&sDate=5/13/2012

5:30 PM, Group Road Riding, Johnson Cycle Works

Join other noncompetitive road riders for a ride through Comstock, Galesburg & Richland areas. Any and all riders are welcome to participate regardless of experience or ability. (Faster group leaves at 5:45 PM). Afterwards, enjoy refreshments at Bell’s Brewery. http://johnsoncycleworks.com/chaingang.php

6:30 PM, Kalamazoo Bicycle Club Bike Camp Orientation, KVCC Texas Township Room 1510

1st session of Bike Camp, a training and informational program targeted toward bicyclists who desire to improve their biking skills, fitness, and knowledge of the sport. (Bike Camp continues the following Saturday, May 19 at 8:30 AM and each Saturday through June 9, at the Portage YMCA.) www.kalamazoobicycleclub.org/club/bikeCamp.php

Wednesday

TBD AM, Ride to Birding the Kleinstuck, People’s Food Co-op

Meet Kalamazoo Nature Center staff at People’s Food Co-op for a brief bicycle road safety introduction prior to riding to Kleinstuck Preserve (Chevy Chase entrance) to learn how to identify the many colorful and interesting birds that visit Kleinstuck in the spring. Program begins at 8 AM. All skill levels welcome. Fee: Nature Center members free, Non-members $4. www.naturecenter.org/Calendar.aspx

5:30 PM, Kalamazoo Bicycle Club Night Ride

Depart from Kal-Haven Trail parking lot, free. www.kalamazoobicycleclub.org/rides/rides.php

10:30-11:30 AM, Family storytimes, Powell Branch Library

Take a ride on the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail to Powell Branch Library for stories and activities designed for children, from birth to age five. www.kpl.gov/calendar/?display=month&sDate=5/13/2012

1:00-5:00 PM, Spring Fling Crafts, Powell Branch Library

Take a ride on the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail to the Powell Branch Library to make springtime crafts to take home. Ages 5-11. www.kpl.gov/calendar/?display=month&sDate=5/13/2012

7:00-8:00 PM, Wally Pleasant Concert, Central Library

Take the family on a bike ride to see Wally Pleasant perform humorous songs based on folk music plus 1950s-60s rock and roll. Van Deusen Room, 3rd floor, free. www.kpl.gov/calendar/?display=month&sDate=5/13/2012

7:00 PM Ride of Silence, Johnson Cycle Works

Join cyclists worldwide in a silent slow-paced ride (max. 12 mph) in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways. Meet in the back parking lot of Johnson Cycle Works. Arrive a little early to register and receive your complimentary arm band. Helmets are mandatory; lights recommended. www.rideofsilence.org/locations-domestic.php?s=MI#MI

Thursday

1:00-5:00 PM, Spring Fling Crafts, Powell Branch Library

Take a ride on the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail to the Powell Branch Library to make springtime crafts to take home. Ages 5-11. www.kpl.gov/calendar/?display=month&sDate=5/13/2012

5:30 PM, Women’s Specific Group Riding, Johnson Cycle Works

Join other noncompetitive women road riders for a ride through Comstock, Galesburg & Richland areas. Any and all riders are welcome to participate regardless of experience or ability. (Faster group leaves at 5:45PM). Afterwards, enjoy refreshments at Bell’s Brewery. http://johnsoncycleworks.com/chaingang.php

6:15 PM, Group Bicycle Ride (22 and 27 mile routes), Pedal Bicycles

Depart from Pedal Bicycles, 611 W. Michigan Avenue http://pedalbicycle.com/event-calendar/

Friday

1:00-5:00 PM, Spring Fling Crafts, Powell Branch Library

Take a ride on the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail to the Powell Branch Library to make springtime crafts to take home. Ages 5-11. www.kpl.gov/calendar/?display=month&sDate=5/13/2012