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Group Bike Rides Inside Maglianero Cafe?

Chapin

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 […]

Segways on the BTV Bike Path? Round Two.

Chapin

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 […]

The Invisible Bicycle Helmet — Fabulous or a Fad?

Chapin

Posted by on Aug 19 2012
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Yup, the lady in the picture is wearing a helmet. Check out the videos below to see the amazing invention these two Swedish women have developed.  It’s called a Hovding and you’ve got to give them credit for creating an entirely new approach to protecting one’s head while cycling. Do you think a product like […]

How is Bike Sharing Working in Our Region?

Chapin

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 […]

How Can You Build a 92-mile Trail in VT? Watch this.

Chapin

Posted by on Apr 24 2012
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It’s time.  Over six years ago, the State of VT decided to create a 92-mile E/W trail across Vermont from Swanton to St. Johnsbury — but we’re still waiting.  Senator Sanders secured over $5M of funding for the project years ago.  Finally, the first phase of the project should receive its Act 250 permit in […]

Making Vermont a Mountain Biking Mecca

Chapin

Posted by on Apr 22 2012
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Want to make Vermont the mountain biking capital of the East?  Stowe and Barre have two big conservation projects underway that need your help.  Please pitch in! Cady Hill Forest Update (Stowe VT) Fundraising efforts are ramping up as the fundraising deadline approaches.  The Stowe Land Trust has raised $1,191,779 to date thanks to the […]

Local Motion Pushes Bike Agenda in DC

Chapin

Posted by on Mar 28 2012
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Last week, six Vermonters attended the 2012 National Bike Summit in Washington DC to advocate for better federal bike and pedestrian policies.  A record 840 attendees from 49 states discussed ways to get more people pedaling for transportation and recreation.   A Women’s Cycling Forum focused on how to increase the number of women cycling — […]

Amtrak’s Vermonter Looking at Bike Boardings … Again

Chapin

Posted by on Mar 01 2012
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For more than 12 years since the baggage car was removed off Amtrak’s Vermonter, bikes have not been allowed on the train. Amtrak has selected the “Vermonter” for a study that will examine the feasibility of rolling bikes onto certain types of Amtrak trains that are not equipped with a checked baggage car. It’s not […]

225 Residents Pack Our BTV Candidate Forum!

Chapin

Posted by on Jan 13 2012
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The January 12 AARP / Local Motion debate between three Burlington Mayoral Candidates was an informative event with a number of humorous moments.  You can watch the entire debate here on CCTV: 225 residents turned out to ask questions about sidewalks, passenger rail, bus service, cycling and the Champlain Parkway.  Thank you to our event […]

St. Albans City Wins Big Grant for Sidewalks & Paths

Jason

Posted by on Dec 21 2011
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St. Albans City recently won just over $2 million for a streetscape project on North Main Street. The project will include new sidewalks and bike infrastructure, linking downtown to a 19-mile pedestrian network and a 26-mile bicycle trail.  The grant comes from the federal TIGER grant program, which stands for “Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery.” […]

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