Archive for the 'Active Lifestyles' Category

Group Bike Rides Inside Maglianero Cafe?


Posted by on Jan 30 2013
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It’s true.  Thanks to South Burlington resident Matt Boulanger, the cycle-friendly Maglianero Cafe is the site of weekly indoor rides in the cafe…on rollers that is. Last year, Matt started up Vermont Indoor Cycling.  At just $5 per session, it is an affordable opportunity for you to cast of the winter blues, get some exercise […]

Would YOU use a walk-bike path along Route 15?


Posted by on Dec 07 2012

Would YOU use a separated walk-bike path along Route 15?  The Essex Reporter wants to know!  Go to and tell them what YOU will do once there is a safe and direct way to walk and bike between Essex Junction and Winooski. By way of background:  the Circ Alternatives Task Force recently recommended to VTrans that it allocate […]

Segways on the BTV Bike Path? Round Two.


Posted by on Nov 24 2012
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In 2009, 802 Segways proposed guided Segway Tours on the Burlington Bike Path. A record 90 people commented on that blog post — and the responses were split 50/50 for and against having Segways on the path.  The business proposal was pulled and the issue remained largely dormant. Now, Rick Sharp — one of the […]

Ride, Ladies, Ride


Posted by on Nov 08 2012
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Guest Writer Local Motion Member Annie Follett     Did you know that only 24% of women ride bikes, down from 30% ten years ago? In general, ridership has increased—and we should celebrate that—but guys overwhelmingly rule the road. Enter Charlene Wallace, Director of Operations at Local Motion. She recently attended the National Women’s Bike […]

Stenciling the City, Burma Shaving the Streets


Posted by on Oct 22 2012
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Sometimes all you need is a gentle reminder. Maybe you’re walking down the sidewalk, texting a friend.  You’re about to step out onto the street, and right below your feet you see something unexpected… Or maybe you’re flying down the hill on your bike to do some shopping downtown.   You’re about to cross an […]

Bike Commuters by State — VT in Middle of Pack


Posted by on Oct 04 2012
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On the heals of Vermont’s 1st place finish in the National Bike Challenge, a study reporting the bike commuting levels by state has been released. While the study’s findings only go up to 2010, it offers some good insights: Vermont remains in the middle of the pack per capita for bike commuting.  Clearly we were […]

Cycle the City Getting a Makeover


Posted by on Sep 27 2012
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Where is that?  What is it?  Can I ride it now? Is it easy to follow? The Cycle the City route has been around for 15 years and is an awesome 10 mile clockwise loop that sees almost every sweet part of Burlington.  Waterfront, Suburbs, Parks, Intervale, Old North End, UVM, Hill Section, Champlain College…you […]

Cycle the City Refresh


Posted by on Aug 10 2012
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News update… We have embarked upon a process for refreshing the entire Cycle the City route with the support of JDK, Local Motion, BWBC, DPW and Parks and Rec.  This refresh involves having JDK update the identity (logo, font, colors etc), the online presence through the Cycle the City page on Local Motions Website (, […]

320 Cyclists Support LM at Islands Bike Tour!


Posted by on Aug 06 2012
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Thanks to the great weather and great coordination from Vermont Farm Tours, the Islands Bike Tour on July 14, 2012 was a smashing success! The participants meandered along multiple routes and loops through the Islands exploring farms and galleries along the way.  In addition to having lots of fun, the riders raised $1,200 for Local […]

How is Bike Sharing Working in Our Region?


Posted by on Jun 12 2012
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While there isn’t one of the new generation fully-automated bike sharing systems up yet in Vermont, it is good to see that bike sharing around our greater region is thriving.  There is a lot of buzz around the large launch of NYC’s 10,000 bike system next month! Boston Hubway Exceeds Expectations, Now Expanding Regionally New […]

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