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BikeKDL refers to our commitment to cycling as recreation and transportation. Our bike-related services include our KDL Cruisers free bicycle rentals, our Bicycle Friendly Businessâ„  designation and our bicycle-oriented programming.

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KDL Cruisers

KDL cruisers logo Eight of our branches (Comstock Park, East Grand Rapids, Grandville, Kentwood, Krause Memorial in Rockford, Nelson Township/Sand LakeWalker and Wyoming) plus our Service and Meeting Center will have Breezer Uptown EX 8-speed bicycles available for checkout. Each KDL Cruiser comes with a basket, a bike lock and key. Depending on availability, patrons will be able to choose from two styles of bikes: those with a horizontal crossbar and those with a more diagonal, step-through crossbar. 

The KDL Cruisers will be available from roughly May 1 to Oct. 31.

KDL Cruisers can be checked out to anyone age 18 or older with a KDL card in good standing. Adults will be allowed to sign waivers for children as long as the adult accompanies the children on the ride. Participants must sign a borrower's agreement and waiver. Bikes check out for up to two days and must be returned before the library's closing time. Although Michigan law doesn't require bicyclists to wear a helmet, the library strongly recommends customers bring their own.

To find out how many bikes are available at each branch, check our catalog for availability.

We'd love to see what adventures you take our KDL Cruisers on! Please share your photos with us by tagging us, @KDLibrary, and using the hashtag #KDLCruisers.

A Bicycle-Friendly Businessâ„ 

Bronze Bicycle Friendly Business seal In 2016, the League of American Bicyclists recognized our Service and Meeting Center with a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Businessâ„  award, joining 1,265 local businesses, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies in 49 states and Washington, D.C., with the same designation.

The KDL Service and Meeting Center, right off of the White Pine Trail in Comstock Park, is the first KDL location to be recognized for a commitment to promote a bicycle-friendly environment for employees, guests and the community. The building is easily accessible by bike, provides secure bike parking and end-of-trip facilities, provides access to shared bicycles and has dedicated staff committed to bike-friendly improvements and promoting positive internal culture and community education.

Bicycle Classes

Bike Basics for Families

Hit the Trail! Bike Safety and a Family Ride

Smart Cycling Traffic Skills 101

Brought to you by the Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition with space offered by KDL. These programs take place on the Saturday dates below from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the KDL Service and Meeting Center.

There is a $12 fee for materials. Sign up on Eventbrite.

  • May 20
  • June 24
  • July 15
  • Aug. 19
  • Sept. 16

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