Archive for October, 2009

Champlain Bikeways in NY Times


Posted by on Oct 20 2009

Photo credit: Paul O. Boisvert for The New York Times Lou Bresee of Lake Champlain Bikeways was quoted in a New York Times article about fall foliage bike tours. Writer Katie Zezima took a ride with Bike Vermont and had this to say (emphasis added): Having grown up in Connecticut and now as a reporter […]

Riding on Autumn’s Air


Posted by on Oct 16 2009
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Have you checked the air pressure in your bicycle’s tires recently? If so, you may have noticed a markedly lower reading than what your gauge read in mid-summer. Time and temperature both affect tire pressure. Expect to lose at least 1 psi of pressure with the passing of each month (hence the “flat” tires on […]

A Small But Positive Change for Cyclists


Posted by on Oct 09 2009

This just in from the director of the VT Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition, Nancy Schulz: The latest Vermont Driver’s Manual recommends that drivers “leave at least four feet of passing space between the right side of your vehicle and a bicyclist.” (p. 40) This language represents an improvement from the former text which called for […]