Monday, November 22, 2004

Bicyclists welcome

In Carmel, Indiana, Bicyclists welcome, as the city strives to become only the second Indiana city with a Bicycle Friendly Community designation.

Sunday, October 03, 2004

Spin City

In the New York Times: Spin City: "Could New York be on the verge of becoming a bicycle-friendly city? The city has nearly quadrupled the miles of bike paths, from on-street lanes to greenways, since 1997, and more people than ever are cycling. According to the city's Department of Transportation, the number of people riding through Midtown in 2003 had tripled since 1980, to about 15,300. Still, New York is no Amsterdam, where bikes have not only their own lanes but their own traffic signals, or Chicago, which recently opened a bike depot in the heart of downtown. . . ."

The author decided to try to find out by spending one week biking everywhere. There's a nice photo slide show, too.

Thursday, September 30, 2004

In Carrboro, dozens celebrate "Car Free Day"

Down in Carolina Dozens celebrate "Car Free Day ".

This is an alternative/complement to "Bike 2 Work" Day (or Bike to Work, if you're old school.) which the City of Carbondale sponsored in October, 2002 and May. | 09/23/2004 | The day cars disappeared: Cities focus on traffic, smog

Sept. 22 was The day cars disappeared, as cities focus on traffic, smog: "More than 1,500 municipalities, chiefly in Europe, participated in the seventh annual car-free day campaign by setting up roadblocks to prevent nonessential automobile traffic from entering city centers. The campaign also spread to cities in Japan and South America."

Monday, August 02, 2004

Breakfast kicks off big day

Breakfast kicks off big day 07/22/04 - Grand Island Independent: News

Candidates' choices of bikes analyzed

Candidates' choices of bikes analyzed: "CRAWFORD, Texas — This election cycle, the choice could not be clearer, the polarization more pronounced.

We are a nation divided, torn asunder by presidential candidates on opposite ends of a telling spectrum.

President Bush is a mountain biker. Think knobby tires, hilly climbs, tricky descents, thrills and spills on a vehicle that can be a weapon of (three letters, rhymes with 'mass,' no 'm') destruction.

Though he does some mountain biking too, challenger John Kerry is primarily a road biker. Think skinny tires, Lance Armstrong, the hypnotic Zen of pedal cadence and tire hum and mile upon mile upon mile of pavement.

A man can tell you a lot when he tells you what kind of bike he rides."

Thursday, July 01, 2004

‘Best pit stop yet': "Craig residents of all ages gathered at Alice Pleasant Park before the cars started rolling in for a pancake breakfast, compliments of the Craig Chamber of Commerce. The Great Race coincided with bike to work day sponsored by The Memorial Hospital."

Tuesday, June 29, 2004

6/28/2004 - Downtown Happenings Through July 5 - Happenings - "Start your morning off with some exercise and roll, skate or bike to work on Friday, July 2. 'Bike to Work' runs through October and takes place on the first Friday of each month. A free continental breakfast sponsored by the Regional Planning Agency is held at Miller Park at 7:30 a.m."

Sunday, June 13, 2004

Saturday, June 12, 2004

Chicago-style biking

The Chicago Sun-Times reports on Bike to Work Week in Chicago: "Not content to coast as one of America's most bicycle-friendly big cities with more than 125 miles of bikeways and 9,400 public bike racks, the Windy City is gearing up for two-wheel summer fun. . . . The 14th annual week-long celebration kicks off Monday and encourages people to get rolling to and from work. It culminates with a Bike to Work Day Rally and free breakfast at Daley Plaza on June 18."

Thursday, June 10, 2004

What The Editor Will Be Pedalling (from Croydon Guardian): "Croydon Guardian editor Alison Hepworth will be getting on her bike next week when she joins three other volunteers in this year's bike to work campaign."

Thursday, June 03, 2004

In Flagstaff, AZ Casa Grande Valley Newspapers Inc.: "Chuck Bullington added yet another reason for bicycling to work instead of driving: Politics."

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

A Bicycle-to-Work Day Built for Two

bike 2 work flyerIs your bicycle oiled and aired for Friday? If you ride it to work that day with a friend -- and then to the Civic Center at 11:30 a.m. for lunch -- the mayor may hand you a trophy! The second bi-annual(?) Bike 2 Work Day is pushing the idea of two people riding to work together -- which fits in with the "2" in "Bike 2 Work," and also with the Shimano Commuter Challege to experienced bicyclists and rookies. A choice of 8 different models of bicycles will be awarded to the winners.

"Didn't we just have Bike 2 Work Day?" asked Jeff Doherty when I asked him if he planned to ride. In October, yes, but this month is Bike 2 Work Month, and Spring is such a lovely time to ride . . . So maybe Bike 2 Work Day will only be in May from now on, and not October. Or maybe twice a year. We'll see what people think.

Also, it might be worthwhile to ask what routes riders took to get to work. Were bicycle paths or routes followed?

The rules for Shimano's Bike to Work Challenge are posted. Deadline for entry is May 31. Winners will be posted at Bicycling Magazine.

Locally, the two who ride the farthest will get a trophy from the mayor, and a gift certificate from one of the bike shops. Other gift certificates will be awarded to other bicyclists. The new City bicycle maps will be available, and a brief questionnaire, music, and other goodies. View the flyer.

Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Another Bike 2 Work Day rolls around

"Bike 2 Work Day" is just around the corner. Thanks to Don Lawrence (Carbondale Bicycle Club newsletter editor) for sending the link to Shimano's Commuter Challenge. Shimano calls it Bike to Work Week, and experienced bike-to-workers can bring a rookie along, and both can win cool new bicycles. In Carbondale, we'll have a gathering somewhere at lunchtime. Last Fall, it was in City Hall, but this May 21, some outdoor place will be better; like at the old standby Town Square Pavillion. (Is that the official name? Maybe it should be given an honorary name instead. The Carroll Fry )

Thursday, January 15, 2004

Yesterday former Bike Surgeon Mark Robinson gave me his design for the bicycle storage units, which Wallace Manufacturing will make, if City Council approves.
Meeting tomorrow with Wallace Manufacturing president, Rod Wallace tomorrow.