Great stuff in your backyard

Here are a few photographs taken during my three-hour stint of volunteering today at the MSU Bikes Service Center on the Michigan State University campus. Today was “Be a Tourist in Your Own Town” (BATYOT) day in Greater Lansing. A terrific annual event that helps everyone appreciate all the great things there are to do and see in Greater Lansing.

I had a great time, learned a lot, and met many nice people. Only a few short breaks over the three hours as Mother Nature was smiling on Mid-Michigan today. We spent most of the time answering questions, signing the unique passports designed for BATYOT, and renting bicycles for free one-hour rentals on this special day.

MSU Bikes is open to the public and offers sales and service of new and reconditioned bicycles, repair and maintenance services, as well as bicycle rentals for very reasonable prices. If you are ever in Greater Lansing, check it out where Farm Lane crosses the Red Cedar River at Bessey Hall. Tell Tim and the gang there that Rick sent you. : )

Fyi: MSU Bikes is usually open 10-5 Monday thru Friday.

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4 Responses to Great stuff in your backyard

  1. Leonard says:

    Please note that the MSU BIke Center normally is not open on weekends and is not open after 5 pm on weekdays.


  2. Tim Potter says:

    Thx a bunch for helping out yesterday Rick. Not sure I would have survived w/the out you! Thx too for the plug here. I’m happy to answer your reader’s bike related questions via email or phone (on our website).


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