Events

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  • Building A Bikeable Burlington: A Bike Ride and Public Conversation


    IMPORTANT UPDATES:

    • AARP Vermont and the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce have gotten onboard as cosponsors of this event!  They both know that making Burlington a more bike-friendly city is good for people of all ages, good for the economy, and more.  
    • We'll be raffling off a $100 Skirack gift certificate at the event!  You get one chance if you go on the ride, and another chance if you come to the meeting.  Pull out your bike and RSVP now using the form below!

    Local Motion has been sounding the call for rapid improvements to Burlington's on-street biking network for well over a year now.  In 2017, Burlington DPW promised to step up the pace.  They queued up a whole lot of improvements to the on-street bike network.  But only one of them—the Union Street protected lane—actually got done.  The pace of progress is still far too timid and halting.  

    SCROLL DOWN TO RSVP FOR THIS IMPORTANT EVENT.

    2018_BTV_bike_network.jpgWhat happened?  And how do we change things in 2018?  This is your chance to find out—and to speak up.  We'll ride on portions of the proposed network above, then head inside for a conversation about both goals and process with DPW Director Chapin Spencer and Parks & Rec Director Cindi Wright.  What projects should happen next year?  And what needs to change with DPW's process so they actually get done?  Share your thoughts and frustrations, and get answers to your questions about how the City will move things forward.

     

    BIKE RIDE DETAILS:  Bike ride starts at 3 PM at Local Motion's office 
    Bring your own bike and helmet, plus a lock.  Ride will be on city streets across downtown.

    MEETING DETAILS:  Conversation starts at 4 PM in the "Board Room" of the Main Street Landing building
    The Board Room is one floor above Skinny Pancake, one entrance farther north.  Enter from Lake Street.

  • Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 05:30 PM
    Skinny Pancake-Burlington

    Mundo Pequeño Welcome Home Party and Final Ride!

    Come join Cameron, Eli, and Noah, at Skinny Pancake in Burlington to welcome them home and celebrate the end of almost a year bicycling from Tierra del Fuego, Argentina to Vermont! 


    mundo_pequeno.jpg5:30-6:30 PM - Welcome 
    6:30-7:30 PM - Photos / Videos / Stories / Thank yous

    Wanna join Cameron, Eli, and Noah for their final ride from Burlington to the Canadian Border? Sign up at: www.mundopequeno.org/finalday

  • Monday, November 20, 2017 at 05:45 PM
    Lincoln Hall in Essex Junction, VT

    Essex Junction Bike/Walk Advisory Committee

    The purpose of the Bike/Walk Advisory Committee is to advance Essex Junction as a friendly neighborhood community where bicycling and walking are encouraged, and where sidewalks, bike paths, multi-use paths, and other facilities are provided and maintained in order to enhance the year-round safety, accessibility, convenience, enjoyment, and health of all citizens.

    The Bike/Walk Advisory Committee consists of eight members appointed by the Board of Trustees. The committee meets the third Monday of every month at 5:45 PM.

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  • Monday, November 20, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    Town Center Complex in Shelburne, VT

    Shelburne Bike & Pedestrian Paths Committee Meeting

    Meets at 7 PM on  the 3rd Monday of each month.

    The Paths committee are responsible for the planning and implementation of a path system linking key destinations in Shelburne with surrounding communities. 

  • Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    Town Center, 28 Bridge Street

    Richmond Trails Committee

  • Monday, November 27, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    Old Spokes Home in Burlington, VT

    FREE WORKSHOP: Shifting

    This Everyday Bicycling Workshop hosted by: Old Spokes Home

    Click here to register!

    We love gears.

    Arguably the most mysterious aspect of a bicycle's mechanics, shifting is often a source of stress for many people who ride bikes.

    We'll introduce you to different shifting systems commonly found on bikes. We'll explain how they work and how to make basic adjustments.

    FREE PIZZA.

    If 10 or more people show up, one lucky attendee will go home with a $50 Old Spokes Home gift card.

    This workshop and the materials provided are made possible with support from our friends at Local Motion.

  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 05:30 PM
    City Hall in South Burlington, VT

    South Burlington Bicycle & Pedestrian Committee Meeting

    The Bicycle & Pedestrian Committee is an advisory committee of seven to nine volunteer citizens of South Burlington, who are appointed by the City Council. The mission of the committee is to oversee the general operation of the city's many recreational paths, including field trails and sidewalks, and to advise the City Council of operational needs and future development plans for the path network.

  • Monday, December 18, 2017 at 05:45 PM
    Lincoln Hall in Essex Junction, VT

    Essex Junction Bike/Walk Advisory Committee

    The purpose of the Bike/Walk Advisory Committee is to advance Essex Junction as a friendly neighborhood community where bicycling and walking are encouraged, and where sidewalks, bike paths, multi-use paths, and other facilities are provided and maintained in order to enhance the year-round safety, accessibility, convenience, enjoyment, and health of all citizens.

    The Bike/Walk Advisory Committee consists of eight members appointed by the Board of Trustees. The committee meets the third Monday of every month at 5:45 PM.

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  • Monday, December 18, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    Town Center Complex in Shelburne, VT

    Shelburne Bike & Pedestrian Paths Committee Meeting

    Meets at 7 PM on  the 3rd Monday of each month.

    The Paths committee are responsible for the planning and implementation of a path system linking key destinations in Shelburne with surrounding communities. 

  • Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    TownHall, Ferry Road

    Charlotte Trails Committee

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