Tag Archive 'Bicycling'

Come Cycle the City With Us!

Nic

Posted by on Mar 05 2013
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  The Cycle the City Refresh project is nearing completion and it is super exciting to see the results in the form of a suite of revised and cool new tools for the way-finding system.   The project is made up of five way-finding components with new signs that incorporate a map and scannable QR […]

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 […]

Bike Commuters by State — VT in Middle of Pack

Chapin

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 […]

320 Cyclists Support LM at Islands Bike Tour!

Chapin

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 […]

One Revolution & Local Motion Storm Green Drinks

Chapin

Posted by on Jul 31 2012
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On the last evening in July, cyclists and walkers flooded the Green Drinks event at Main Street Landing. Hosted by Skinny Pancake, over 130 attendees enjoyed good beer and good conversation overlooking Lake Champlain. The bike and walk culture is thriving in Burlington.  Young and old alike talked about what we can do to make […]

Learning Burlington’s History by Cycling the City

Chapin

Posted by on May 19 2012
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On a gorgeous Saturday morning, 15 cyclists joined Local Motion Executive Director Chapin Spencer and Local Motion Board Member Luis Vivanco on a 10-mile historic tour of Burlington.  The route followed the 10-mile Cycle the City loop developed by Local Motion, the City of Burlington and Lake Champlain Bikeways in 1998.  The route was recently […]

Intrepid Cyclists Embark on a Ride of Silence

Chapin

Posted by on May 16 2012
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On the heels of a heavy spring rainstorm, seven intrepid Burlington-area cyclists took part in the tenth annual Ride of Silence event held around the world. The event honors fellow cyclists who have been injured or killed on area roadways.  Earlier in the day, we heard that there was a bike/car crash near Exit 14 […]

Come on States, Challenge Vermont Please!

Chapin

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 […]

VT Parent Watches Daughter Attempt Record for Pedaling Around the World!

Chapin

Posted by on Apr 30 2012
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UVM Transportation Research Center staffer Richard Watts enjoyed sharing his love for the outdoors and adventure with his daughter Kristina. Decades later, Kristina Storey and boyfriend Nic Arney are on their second continent bicycling around the world.  Kristina thinks she might even set the women’s world record for the fastest time accomplishing such a feat. […]

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 […]

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