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Moilanen, 25, of Fenton although he's looking at a house in downtown Flint has recently started the organization. Although he's been riding his entire life, his passion for biking grew while he was living in Austin, TX, where he Love in lexden part of a large social cycling group.
Looking for a ride Flint friendly He said Austin is a city that's increasingly becoming known for being progressive and attractive to young people, and said he thinks Flint would benefit from a strong "bike culture" as well.
Moilanen's group has only rode once, but the plan is to meet downtown every Thursday at 7 p. From there they take a leisurely ride around the city, ending up at a local bar to have a few drinks and laughs afterward.
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He's also planning on planning bigger events in addition to the weekly ride.
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He's not the only one working on making bikes cool in the city. JJ Shaver, 30, of Flint, is working to start an event called Tour of Flint sometimes referred to as Tour de Flintan annual ride throughout the city that will show off some of the idiosyncrasies of the city. The ride is divided into two mile loops, the first going through places like Flint Bored looking for online chat district, Carriage Town, Mott Park as well as through neighborhoods with old Looking for a ride Flint friendly houses.
After the first loop, beginning and ending at The Good Beans Cafe, the more serious cyclers can opt for a more intense second 15 miles. But like Moilanen, Shaver said the ride is meant to be a leisurely event aimed at promoting biking.
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The first official ride is scheduled for May 19, but he said the ride has unofficially existed within a group of friends for the last two years. You throw interesting places on the ride, like where you had your first kiss," he said, laughing.
Shaver runs his own bike repair shop out of his home, Flint City Bicycles, and said that even though it may seem like biking is suddenly becoming cool in Flint, it's something people have been working hard at for years.
It seems like Looking for a ride Flint friendly popped up out of nowhere. Still, Moilanen said part of the battle of making Flint a bike-friendly town is getting people who don't ride bikes used to the idea.
But after his time in Austin, he said he's already happy with what he's seen so far in Flint. Scott Atkinson is an entertainment reporter for the Flint Journal and can be reached at or at satkins1 mlive.
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