Archive for May, 2011

Teaming up with top cyclists to promote respectful riding


Posted by on May 31 2011

Want to help? If you participate regularly in a group bike ride, email to learn how you can promote responsible riding too! As part of the Safe Streets project, Local Motion is teaming up with some of Vermont’s top cyclists to promote riding by the rules of the road.  We’re working with the “Tuesday […]

Bike To Work Fuel-Up Gets Bike Commuters Going


Posted by on May 30 2011
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Over 30 bike commuters came to the first annual Bike To Work Fuel-Up at August First on National Bike to Work Day. Local Motion handed out reflective legbands and traffic safety guidelines while Skirack provided free bike checks. Thanks to August First, the Skirack, and the Governor’s Highway Safety Program for helping Local Motion host […]

Vermont’s Bike-Friendly Ranking Surges!


Posted by on May 26 2011
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After two years of declining rankings, advocates and public officials have successfully rebounded Vermont’s bike-friendly rating to 15th in the country.  As we continue to promote Vermont as a premier cycling destination, our ranking is good for business. 2008: VT 17th 2009: VT 23rd 2010: VT 34th 2011: VT 15th There are many reasons for […]

JDK Design Launches “Modern Mobility Movement” With Bike Café Opening


Posted by on May 23 2011

On May 27, bike culture in Burlington will expand to a whole new level! Maglianero Café — Opening May 27 47 Maple Street, Burlington (around back) M-Th 7-4; Fri 7-7; and Sat and Sun 8-4 Michael Jager, JDK Chief Creative Officer and founder of Maglianero, describes the café as a “farm-direct, handcrafted” coffee house, a […]

Trail Finder Tip :: Set your default view


Posted by on May 20 2011

We’re starting a series of handy tips for making your way around The site is packed with lots of cool features, all of which are intended to help you find trails easily. We’ll occasionally write about those features here. When you first arrive at the Trail Finder, you are presented with a map showing trails from […]

Outdoor Gear Exchange Expands on Church Street!


Posted by on May 17 2011
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Marc Sherman and Mike Donahue, the visionary owners of Outdoor Gear Exchange, have just opened up an expanded retail store in the old Woolworth’s / Old Navy space on Church Street in downtown.  Check out the recent Free Press story.  Give it up for Marc and Mike! One week after Skirack owners opened up a […]

Panoramic Views Document Trail Flooding


Posted by on May 17 2011
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The shoreline of Lake Champlain has seen devastating flooding in recent weeks, damaging homes and natural areas. Our own Island Line Trail has especially taken a beating. One local company, New Spin 360, is using innovative technology to document the record-setting water levels: (Click the FULL button to enlarge) Flooding at Oakledge Park 5/5/11 Flooding […]

Skirack Owners Open Patagonia Store Downtown!


Posted by on May 14 2011

The great community-minded owners of the Skirack just opened a locally-owned Patagonia store on Bank Street across from the great Farmhouse Tap and Grill.  They are helping to grow Burlington’s outdoor recreation industry.  Thanks Spike, Zandy and Karen! Spike Clayton enjoys opening night! 157 Bank Street, Burlington