Friday, March 18, 2005

Roadside cleanup

Message from Don Lawrence
Carbondale Rideletter editor

Sandy Anderson and Rusty Morgan working with Ray Lenzi have worked out a plan for us to help in Southern Illinois roadside cleanup. Our place for cleanup is New Era Road which many of us cycle often throughout the year.

The plans are for us to meet at Murdale near the Murdale sign at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 23 to get started on the cleanup.

New Era Rd has been closed off for construction so that will be an ideal and safe time. As I understand it safety vests as well as collection bags will be available. Bring yourselves and, if as I do, you have a litter stick (or other portable pickup device) you might want to bring that to avoid constant bending over.

If you have any questions call Sandy at (618) 893-4545 or Rusty at (618) 457-5404.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Blessing of Bicycles?

LA Downtown News Online: "Organizers of the annual Blessing of the Bicycles at Good Samaritan Hospital in City West are looking for an artist to design the event's first commemorative pin. . . . Coinciding with the 11th Annual Los Angeles County Bike-to-Work Day, the Blessing of the Bikes is May 19 at 8 a.m. [by] the Rev. Jerry Anderson, who is also the hospital's chaplain."

Friday, March 04, 2005

Bike 2 Work 3

The City of Carbondale's Third Annual "Bike 2 Work Day" will take place during the week of May 16 - 21, which is the National Bike to Work Week, as well. The reason Carbondale's use the numeral "2" in the name is because the idea is to ride work with a friend, if possible. Anyway, the lunch event will be held this year outside in the Town Square Pavilion.

Planners hope to have more participation from area businesses, with a plaque or trophy going to the one that has the most employees riding their bikes. It is hoped that SIRSS, SIH, and various university departments. It's on the honor system.

The exact DAY on which Carbondale's Bike 2 Work Day will be held is TBA asap.