Thursday, May 22, 2008

More riders in more cities (a sample)

Google News Alert for: "bike to work day"

Hundreds Participate in Bike to Work Day
By Tracy Gladden HONOLULU (KHNL) -- Cyclists from around Oahu put on their spandex and riding gloves and meet downtown to celebrate Bike to Work Day. ...
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Bike to Work day draws encouraging turnout
Herald Zeitung - New Braunfels,TX,USA
By Georgia Fisher The city’s first Bike to Work Day was a success, coordinators said. With the help of Roots and Shoots New Braunfels and the Parks and ...
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Bike to Work Day accident claims life of bicyclist
San Jose Mercury News - CA, USA
AP An accident on Bike to Work Day has claimed the life of a San Mateo man who rode his bicycle to work every day. Authorities say 66-year-old Joseph ...
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Wet Weather Doesn't Hamper Bike-To-Work Day
NBC - Washington,DC,USA
WASHINGTON -- Wet weather is not keeping some dedicated local residents from participating in the annual Bike-to-Work Day. Friday morning, many people ...
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University, city employees celebrate Bike to Work Day
Northwest Arkansas Times - Fayetteville,AR,USA
The pair cycled about seven miles from their home in west Fayetteville to Jammin' Java on the Fayetteville Square to commemorate Bike to Work Day. ...
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Snohomish County bikers enjoy Bike To Work Day
HeraldNet - Everett,WA,USA
On Friday, the two instead suited up and hit the Interurban Trail for Bike to Work Day. From Shoreline to Everett and back, their 34-mile round-trip commute ...
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Sioux Falls bike to work day
Sioux Falls Argus Leader - Sioux Falls,SD,USA
Sioux Falls Bike to Work Day was a moment to consider a new way to arrive get to a job. For some who came to a downtown breakfast marking the occasion, ...
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Dozens eschew their cars for bikes on Natonal Bike-to-Work day
The News-Press - Fort Myers,FL,USA
Ott, an environmental scientist with the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council, decided to take part in National Bike-to-Work Day and pedal 20 miles ...
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Rescue Mission declares Bike to Work Day
News 10 Now - Syracuse,NY,USA
SYRACUSE, NY -- In an effort to get more people pedaling to work, the Rescue Mission declared Friday Bike to Work Day in Syracuse. ...
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New OSU president participates in Bike-to-Work Day
KSWO - Lawton,OK,USA
Hargis rode his bicycle to work to participate in national Bike-to-Work Day. As part of a campus-wide initiative, OSU encouraged students, faculty and staff ...

Monday, May 19, 2008

Booker bikers

The winner of this year's Bike 2 Work Day trophy for the most riders by a business or organization: Morris Library, which had 8 staff members pedal to campus on Friday, namely Gary Shepherd, Andrea Imre, Julie Arendt (holding the trophy), Jonathan Nabe, Jim Forester, Roland Person, Cassie Wagner, Gwen King.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Gearin' up for Bike 2 Work Day

The 6th Annual B2W Day is comin' up..... On Friday May 16. The Mayor will award trophies to individuals who ride the farthest, and to the organization that has the most riders. The three downtown bicycle shops all contributed items for the drawing. Some pretty cool stuff. Plus one of the shops threw in a $25 gift certificate.

As in the previous B2W Days, the guitar stylings of Darby McGrann will entertain the crowd, and lunch will be provided by Mayor Cole, who will award trophies and draw the winning tickets for the prizes.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Bicycle 2 Art Day

Class project turns into a piece of art:
"More than 30 students and other members of the community took a bicycle tour of campus and learned about the art sculptures displayed at various locations. . . . Ali Wood, a senior from Springfield studying art, was the creator behind the event. Wood is part of an independent study class and came up with this idea for a project after collaborating with the museum's exhibit designer Nate Steinbrink."

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

b2w6 press release

In keeping with National Bike to Work Month, and Bike to Work Day, on May 16 Mayor Cole will host the 6th Annual Bike 2 Work lunch at the Town Square Pavilion, from Noon - 1 pm, featuring music by Darby McGrann and trophies for individuals and organizations who bicycle to work that day.

More details will be published soon at this link.

Students bike to go green - Campus

Students bike to go green at SIUC:
"Rather than starting their engines, students got on their bikes and pedaled through campus Tuesday to take part in the worldwide Fossil Fools Day.

The Student Environmental Center organized a bicycle parade on campus to spread awareness about how the expansion of the fossil fuel industry contributes to many global problems, including the change in climate." -- reported in DE

Monday, March 24, 2008

Ugandans bicycle to work

Special to The Southern Illinoisan, by Bill Recktenwald:
"in East Africa and across the continent, the humble single-speed wide-tire bicycle is a mark of independence and entrepreneurship.

The ubiquitous bike, called 'Boda Boda,' earned its name by supplying transportation between Uganda border towns and Kenya just a few miles to the east. In early days, they also would smuggle goods across the border; today they are a primary source of transport.

In a country where few can afford a car and gas sells for close to $6 per gallon, pedal power is both user- and environment-friendly, and the hilly terrain does not deter the operators"

Friday, March 14, 2008

Chamber of Commerce - Bikes 2 Work?

The executive director of the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce wants members to consider riding their bicycles to work on May 16.

Developing . . .

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Bike Month

League of American Bicyclists * Bike Month: "The League of American Bicyclists is promoting Bike-to-Work Week from May 12-16 and Bike-to-Work Day on Friday, May 16.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

A Really Good Collapsible Bike

A Really Good Collapsible Bike: "Strida 5.0 is the newest iteration in a series of foldable bikes by British designer Mark Sanders. Long available in Europe, the line finally landed in the U.S."