Sunday, July 10, 2005

Alert for alert area bicyclists

Carbondale City Council member Shiela Simon wants bicyclists to come to the City Council meeting Tuesday, July 12, to show their support for a TEA Grant for a bike path from North Oakland out to Route 13 on the old railroad track property. . . . There are lots of options for projects we could fund with the grant, so I really want to support this bike path. It appears to be set up so
that it can link with other paths as they develop."

Don Lawrence of the Carbondale Bicycle Club and PCTT member notes that it's "a chance to have greenway-type paths developed for safe recreational biking in the area."

Saturday, July 02, 2005

New Hampshire challenge: Bike or walk to work

Portsmouth Herald Local News: New challenge: Bike or walk to work: "The third annual New Hampshire Bike and Walk to Work Day was observed last month across the state. In declaring the day, Gov. John Lynch encouraged 'all citizens to celebrate by leaving their cars at home and trying a healthy commute on their bicycles or by foot.'

Bike to Work Day was started nationally in 1968 by the League of American Bicyclists. In New Hampshire, Seacoast Area Bicycle Routes and Concord 2020 began organizing events for the day in 2003. This year, SABR partnered with the Granite State Bicycling Alliance and received funding from the Greater Piscataqua Community Foundation and the Timberland Company to expand Bike and Walk to Work Day into a statewide event by helping groups in communities around the state organize events.

The goals of Bike and Walk to Work Day are to promote bicycling and walking as healthy and safe ways to get to work and for other short trips, decrease traffic congestion, improve air quality and raise public awareness of the need to improve bicycle and pedestrian facilities around the state.

For details on the Trek Summer Commuter Challenge, or to see photos of events held around the state, visit Seacoast Bikes."

Beer for Bicyclists

The Daily Camera: Cold beer draws after-work cyclists in Broomfield, Colorado: "Ahhh. Nothing like a frosty beer gliding down the throat to cap off a long day at work. Bicyclists from several Interlocken and FlatIron shopping district businesses got an early start on happy hour Wednesday in an after-work beer and wine event offered as part of Bike to Work Day.

In its fifth year in Broomfield, Bike to Work Day attracted about 450 riders. The event saw about 70,000 cyclists across the seven-county Denver-metro area last year, according to the Denver Regional Council of Governments, which coordinates the day each year."