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Lindenmayer tapped to lead League of Michigan Bicyclists

Published October 31, 2014
John Lindenmayer
Executive director Moeller announces retirement after nine years with the advocacy group.

LANSING, Mich. (BRAIN) — The League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB) has named John Lindenmayer executive director as current leader Rich Moeller will retire after nine years with the advocacy group. Lindenmayer, LMB’s advocacy and policy director, assumes the new post Jan. 1, 2015.

“The LMB board thanks Rich for his many years of dedicated service and unanimously agreed that John Lindenmayer was the best choice to lead the organization as its next executive director,” said Steven Roach, board chairman at LMB. “John is a respected advocate for the rights of cyclists in Michigan, having built numerous coalitions to advance those rights and improve the quality of life for all of Michigan’s residents.” 

Said Lindenmayer: “I’m honored the board has selected me as LMB’s next executive director. I plan on hitting the ground running in January and picking up where Rich left off in our efforts to promote bicycling and the safety of bicyclists on Michigan roads. I look forward to leading LMB’s next chapter as we continue to be the voice for bicyclists across Michigan.”

Lindenmayer has been with LMB since 2004 and has played an essential roll in numerous policy victories, the group said in a release. In 2010, he spearheaded efforts leading to the adoption of statewide Complete Streets legislation, which ensures state road projects consider the needs of all users including bicyclists. He led LMB’s bikes-on-trains campaign, resulting in Amtrak changing their policy, which previously prohibited bikes on board their train cars in Michigan. And in 2014, he successfully advocated for the Passage of Public Act 1, altering the way bicyclists are allowed to signal turns under the Michigan Vehicle Code.

The mission of LMB, a tax-exempt nonprofit, is to promote bicycling and the safety of bicyclists on Michigan roadways. It also hosts four multi-day bicycling tours in Michigan:  Shoreline West Bicycle Tour, MUP (Michigan Upper Peninsula), Pedal & Paddle and Sunrise Bicycle Tour.

More information: LMB website.

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