Alfred E. Bike – Kalamazoo
Custer Cyclery – Augusta
Billy’s Bikes – Galesburg – (in business to our knowledge but no longer has active web site; please use your search engine for more information)
Kzoo Swift – Kalamazoo
Pedal Bicycles – Kalamazoo (Pedal Downtown) and Portage (Pedal South)
Village Cyclery – Schoolcraft
Zoo City Cycle and Sport – Kalamazoo
Bikes: Rental and Self Service Repair
BroncoBikes – for students, faculty and staff of Western Michigan University (WMU)
Pedal Bicycles – Kalamazoo (Pedal Downtown rents bikes – maybe their Portage location does as well)
Public Repair Stand Locations (outdoor tools, air pumps)Office for Sustainability, WMU — Dero Fix-It Station (W Michigan Ave. & Howard St., Kalamazoo) Portage Creek Bicentennial Park Trail — Pumps at three main trailheads: Kilgore/Lovers Lane; E. Milham and Garden Lane Vine Neighborhood Association — Dero Fix-It Station (S. Westnedge & W. Vine St., Kalamazoo)
Registering your bicycle is one of the best ways to assist law enforcement in recovering your bicycle. Stolen bicycles are more difficult to trace back to their owner unless they are registered.
WMU (scroll through page to find link)
Bike lockers are available through Central City Parking You can call 269-343-6383 to arrange rentals and inquire about rates/specials, etc.
Reporting Potholes and Street Maintenance Issues
For jurisdictions not listed below, please consult the web page of the township, village or city of interest for more information. In our experience local agencies and governments welcome input from the public, since it helps extend their “eyes and ears.”
City of Kalamazoo – web page
City of Portage – web page
Michigan Roads – web page for “M-Roads” such as M-40, M-43, M-89, M-96 and elsewhere
Road Commission of Kalamazoo County – handles jurisdictions outside of the cities and villages
SeeClick Fix offers an app that helps you report problems on the go. Download / registration required; jurisdictions with resources to fix problems are not always on the system; for example, the City of Portage, MI seems to regularly respond to items brought to their attention using this system but many others do not yet do so.
Van Buren County Road Commission – handles jurisdictions outside of the cities and villages