Tag Archive 'Vermont'

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 […]

Local Motion’s Abdullah Sall Becomes a US Citizen!

Chapin

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 […]

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 […]

Stenciling the City, Burma Shaving the Streets

marycatherine

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

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 […]

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 […]

In Search of a Bike Without a Chain

Chapin

Posted by on Jun 12 2012
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Guest Writer Local Motion Member Damon Lane Last fall my office moved from one mile away to two, and my beater commuter bike was falling apart. I began to search for a bike that provided transportation with no fuss. Not a bike for sport, and not for a hobby, for transportation. I’d ridden a bike […]

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 […]

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