At 8 a.m. every Saturday there is a line behind the East Lansing Fire Station No. 1, 1700 Abbot Road. Lansing residents clutching their papers browse the bicycles lining the two large red trailers until volunteers arrive to distribute them at 9 a.m. The Share-A-Bike program began in 1994 when founder Ron Sprinkel took it off the hands of Mae Tanner. Since then, the program has been providing free bicycles to members of the community who cannot afford to purchase one on their own. “Here everything is free.
Luther Brown Sr. knows how to bring people together. He’s made a living doing just that for about 24 years. Mr. Party, as he’s more commonly known, picked up his name from friends growing up in Lansing. As an adult, he decided to start a business to capitalize on his unusual talents.