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Packed House Enjoys Glenn Eames’ Cuban Adventure


Posted by on Jan 08 2013
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Glenn Eames, owner of the Old Spokes Home, can tell a good story.  Tonight was no exception.  Glenn shared many funny and poignant moments from his 1992 bike trip across Cuba.   50 folks came and enjoyed Glenn’s tales of Cuba’s special period after the fall of the Soviet Union.  The Cuban government had purchased […]

Local Motion’s Abdullah Sall Becomes a US Citizen!


Posted by on Jan 01 2013
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On December 17th, Local Motion’s AmeriCorps member Abdullah Sall became a US Citizen at the Federal Courthouse in Burlington.  Congratulations Abdullah!  Originally from Liberia, Abdullah joined Local Motion late in the fall to work on broadening our engagement among people of all backgrounds.  After all, we need to reach everyone in our community about the […]

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 (, […]

Come on States, Challenge Vermont Please!


Posted by on May 07 2012
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One week into the first ever National Bike Challenge, Vermont is running away with first place! This nationwide challenge aims to get more people biking more often.  A slick on-line reporting system helps tens of thousands of cyclists around the country keep tabs on their riding this season. The problem is that 820 Vermonters have […]

Making Vermont a Mountain Biking Mecca


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 […]

5 Area Bike Shops Unite to Save Trail!


Posted by on Jun 25 2011

Local Motion sends a HUGE thank you to the 5 area bike shops that are donating 7% of their proceeds July 1-3 to repairing the flood-damaged Island Line Trail!  So if you need any cycling or outdoor equipment, please shop at one of the five shops below the first three days of July. Participating Shops: […]

Help Us Get Spiked!


Posted by on Feb 03 2011

We need to ask a small favor. We’re trying to woo someone, but we want to be subtle about it. You see, we think they’re really cool and we want them to think we’re cool, too. But how can we tell them? So we had this idea. We’d ask all of our friends to post […]

Earl’s Cyclery Owner Wins National Award!


Posted by on Oct 17 2010
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Owner of Earl’s Cyclery and Fitness and former Local Motion Board Member Roger Frey won Trek Bicycle’s prestigious 2010 advocacy leadership award in front of 1,000 people!  (Roger’s casual Vermont attire let the crowd admire his cycling legs!) For two decades, Roger has generously supported many local and national bicycle advocacy organizations.  Besides helping to […]

Local Motion and Safe Kids to Offer Free Bike Safety Training this Saturday!


Posted by on Jun 11 2010
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This Saturday, June 12, Local Motion and Safe Kids Vermont will offer a FREE bike safety fair and helmet check at the University Mall in South Burlington from 10 to 1.  The event will take place right in front of the old Home Goods store, next to Hannaford.  Loaner bikes and helmets will be provided […]

Job Opportunity at Local Motion


Posted by on Mar 24 2010

With the warm summer months approaching, the Burlington waterfront and bike path will soon be abuzz with bikes and pedestrians. Local Motion’s Trailside Center is at the heart of the action. Each year from May through October our Trailside Center staff facilitate positive cycling experiences while spreading the word about Local Motion’s advocacy initiatives. It’s […]

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