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BUMPS

Bicyclists United with Motorcyclists and Pedestrians for Safety. A local group advocating safety for all the vulnerable users of the roads and highways through changes in laws, infrastructures, and minds.

Location: Ludington
Members: 22
Latest Activity: Sep 12

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Cite the Rider, Then Cite the Media

Started by XLFD Sep 12. 0 Replies

An SUV-motorcycle crash near Coopersville illustrates a couple of interesting points.  The picture below is where the crash took place where 56th Avenue crosses Wilson.  Those who know Ottawa County…Continue

Branding the Victim

Started by XLFD Sep 1. 0 Replies

In police reports and in the news, you never hear of the murder victim being killed by moving into the path of a bullet and yet, this is how they often report on motorcycle accidents where the victim…Continue

Holton Fire Chief Bryan Hawk, Latest Victim of Driver, Police, Media Neglect

Started by XLFD. Last reply by XLFD Jul 26. 7 Replies

This last weekend should be a wake up call for those living in West Michigan, particularly in the Muskegon County area, for motorcycle safety.  On Friday evening, former State Representative …Continue

Former State Representative Killed on Motorcycle Ride

Started by XLFD. Last reply by XLFD Jul 20. 2 Replies

Even formerly powerful Democrat state representatives aren't immune from faulty coverage when they die while on a motorcycle.  Douglas Bennett, 75, of Muskegon Township, previously served in the…Continue

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Comment by Willy on July 22, 2018 at 12:25am

Hey motorcyclists! Try using a safer mode of transportation and stop blaming everyone else for not seeing you. Don't you get it. Your hard to see. Make yourselves stand out more. Wear bright colors such as blaze orange. Have flashing lights like bicycles. Sorry folks, I'm tired of hearing from people who blame others because they put themselves in danger, especially the fools who don't wear helmets. Riding motorcycles is dangerous.

Comment by AQUAMAN on July 21, 2018 at 11:46pm

Good video, wished everyone would watch this.

Comment by XLFD on July 21, 2018 at 4:40pm

Some good reasons to watch for motorcyclists, especially when Ryan Reynolds is in the neighborhood.

Comment by XLFD on May 4, 2015 at 5:27pm

Just ten minutes ago, I was waiting on my bicycle to cross Ludington at Harrison from the corner with the post office, an old lady in a motor scooter is on the opposite corner wanting to cross over my way.  The walk sign comes up, I head over she starts her scooter going.  From behind her, a truck turns right in front of her, fortunately, she saw what was happening and stopped; I had to stop too to avoid being ran over.

An LPD Tahoe right behind the truck, who must've seen this truck violate both the lady's and my right-of-way just heads across the street as if it was no big deal.  These are the same kops who stop bicyclists for crossing empty intersections claiming they violated right-of-way rules. 

Comment by XLFD on July 2, 2012 at 9:41pm

Pedalled 1144 miles in June, my best June since 2006.

Comment by XLFD on July 27, 2011 at 10:14pm

This tragedy happened in our state in Canton.  A young mother was walking her bike across the street, and was struck down by a passing vehicle preparing to turn.  http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20110722/NEWS03/110722002

How do you miss seeing her crossing this road, walking her bike, when you are slowing for a turn?  And why isn't there any charges against the driver?

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Comment by XLFD on November 13, 2010 at 4:37pm
Anybody have any more info than the LDN (p 5) on Tuesday about the car-bicycle accident that happened near the Ludington HS?
Comment by XLFD on April 17, 2010 at 12:01am
Interested in motorcycle routes around the area? Interested in enjoying refreshing non-alcoholic beverages for those long bike treks? Curious about bike events in the area? Or do you just want to talk with bikers who ride around Western Michigan and share advice? Check out Coffee Shop Bikers, a new site started by our very own Sheila Johnson. And tell your friends; you can all use it as a network to co-ordinate your tours, and safely get from one place to another.

http://coffeeshopbikers.ning.com/
 

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