'There are good people out there’ -- Boy with special needs in Macomb County surprised with new bike
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A family in Macomb County with a boy with special needs received a big surprise Friday. The bike was custom made for Leland Kraft -- a 12-year-old boy who was born with cerebral palsy -- so he could ride with his sisters. ORIGINAL STORY: Bike built for boy with cerebral palsy stolen from Shelby Township homePolice helped the Shelby Township family, but the bike was unable to be found. Leland was left without a bike until Variety Children’s Charity of Detroit heard his story and decided to get involved. More information on Variety Children’s Charity of Detroit can be found on its official website here.
U-M police: Bicycle theft increasing in Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan Department of Public Safety & Security has reported a rise in bicycle theft on campus since the end of August. While investigations into several thefts are ongoing, DPSS released this list of precautions bike owners can take moving forward:Register your bicycle . Registering your bike (or personal electronics such as a laptop) with DPSS can help deter theft and assist in the recovery of stolen property. Report suspicious behavior near campus bike racks by contacting DPSS at (734) 763-1131 or 911. For more information, visit DPSS' Bicycle Safety and Security page.
Detroit police officers fulfill promise of getting new bikes for sisters who were sharing one
DETROIT – Officers from the Detroit Police Department’s second precinct recently surprised two young sisters with new bikes. It all started when officers stopped by a business to purchase ice cream. While they were waiting in line the girls passed by and the officers offered to purchase them ice cream. That’s when the officers promised the sisters that they would work on buying them new bikes. The Detroit Police Department’s second precinct collaboratively worked together and fulfilled that promise.
Bike built for boy with cerebral palsy stolen from Shelby Township home
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A family in Macomb County is asking a thief to return a stolen bike -- no questions asked. It’s no ordinary bike -- it was built specifically for their 12-year-old son with cerebral palsy so he could ride with his sisters. “The bike itself was bought because he can’t really do a two-wheel,” said Jennifer Kraft. Like Leland, the bike was one-of-a-kind -- a tricycle built and modified so he could join his sisters on their rides. “It was more so about his independence,” Nicholas Kraft said.
Touring all of Detroit on two wheels
Thats what friend to Live In The D, Jason Hall, has been doing. He told Tati Amare and Jason Carr how he has been spending his time cycling around Detroit and parts of Metro Detroit using an e-bike. For Jason Hall, biking around Detroit has been a good way to see some interesting parts of the city. He has found new trails and has been able to travel to parts of Metro Detroit like Southfield. If you are interested in e-biking around Detroit, Hall can help!
Ann Arbor Velo Club uses bike bingo to motivate members, support small business sponsors
The Ann Arbor Velo Club has created AAVC Bingo to keep its members motivated and moving during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bingo game is simple: Download an AAVC Bingo card and do five consecutive activities. Activities range from making bike ride Strava art to ordering food from an Ann Arbor Velo Club sponsor. AAVC Bingo is the Ann Arbor Velo Clubs second challenge during the pandemic. Corle said that the cycling club is likely to have more events in the future, including different ride challenges.