Archive for July, 2009

Park It Like A Car – er – Bike

Todd

Posted by on Jul 22 2009
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Downtown Burlington now has a sweet new bike parking facility on Cherry Street. Placed directly on the street and taking up a full parking spot*, this rack is appropriately shaped like an automobile. The rack has room for at least 20 bikes, so visitors to downtown shops like the Outdoor Gear Exchange, American Apparel, or […]

Summer Fun Ride to the Intervale!

Chapin

Posted by on Jul 13 2009
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OK peeps.  Summer’s here and it’s time to take a leisurely bike ride to Burlington’s most organic after-work event — Thursdays at the Intervale.  Join the fun every week.  Email Will for more details.

Student Organizes Charity Ride

Chapin

Posted by on Jul 13 2009
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I’m impressed.  High school student Alex Hopkins has an ambitious plan.  He seeks to raise $10,000 to build a community kitchen in a small town in Mexico.  He’s hosting his first ever charity bike ride at Catamount Outdoor on August 15.  Come join Alex!

Sammy D. Rides Again

Todd

Posted by on Jul 10 2009
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Some people never stop exploring. This week, we saw Samuel de Champlain himself riding down the bikepath! He said he was in town for the Burlington International Waterfront Festival, all part of the region-wide Quadricentennial celebration of the lake that now bears his name. He’s flattered. Sammy D, an avid cartographer, came by the shop […]

Pop-cycle Pedals Refreshments ‘Round Town

Chapin

Posted by on Jul 07 2009
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Local food aficionado and cyclist Lynn Wolfe has launched pedal-powered popsicle venture “Pop-Cycle”. Using local fruit and local muscles, Lynn and friends make heat-busting treats for area residents. The delivery tricycle, trailer and cooler was put together with the help of the Skirack, Old Spokes Home, Outdoor Gear Exchange and Shelburne Farms. You can find […]

Ferry Feted in Richmond July 4th Parade!

Chapin

Posted by on Jul 06 2009
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Thousands cheered as the Richmond Ferry was drawn through the village streets for the town’s popular July 4th parade.  It was the final chapter of this unique project.  Many shouted thanks by name to captains Brian and Scudder — showing how the ferry had become a vital part of the town for 35 days in […]

Vermont Bicycling Superheroes!

Chapin

Posted by on Jul 03 2009
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The Superheroes are coming to Vermont!  We are a 8 year old bike touring group that provides spontaneous acts of service and joy to all communities that we visit.  Just imagine a group of 10-15 folks of all ages in capes traveling the world doing good deeds.  The adventure through the northeast kingdom will be […]