Everyday Bicycling Project

Everyday Bicycling doesn’t mean riding your bike every day - everyday bicycling means using our bicycle to do those everyday trips that we all make, from going grocery shopping, to getting to work, or even picking up the kids from school.

It’s about making the choice to leave your car behind when you can in favor of getting outside and saving gas. As part of the "Everyday Bicycling Project," Local Motion offers bike classes for all ages to help motivate you to get out and ride.

About Our Workshops

All of our workshops are inclusive and accessible to be as inviting as possible for anyone who is interested in bicycling more.  Our workshop leaders are all experienced transportation bicycle riders who work hard to create a welcoming and inspiring atmosphere that recognizes that everyone will engage in bicycling at their own levels.   

We offer workshops for people of all ages (including school groups.)

In some cases, we can help cover the cost of food to help bring people to the workshop.

Types of workshops that we offer:

  • Everyday Biking - Let's Get Started!  (1 hour)
  • On-Street Everyday Bicycling Workshop (90 minutes)
  • Intro to Bike Mechanics Workshop (1 hour to 90 minutes)
  • Winter Everyday Bicycling Workshop (1 hour)

Learn more about what each workshop teaches here

All Workshops are FREE

All Everyday Bicycling Project services are now free for Vermont organizations thanks to VTrans and the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission.

Find a Workshop

Interested in attending a workshop? Click here!

Interested in hosting a workshop at your organization?

Email us at info@localmotion.org to request a workshop, learn to ride class, or coaching session.

  • We can offer workshops at libraries, recreation departments, bike shops, schools, and private businesses across the state. 

Need some tips and ideas on how to make bicycling part of everyday life? 

Understanding the laws about walking and biking and biking can help keep you safe. We've got everything you need to be in the know!

Vermont Bike-Walk Challenge

Grab your bike, boots, or shoes and participate in the Vermont Bike-Walk Challenge to win prizes, save money, feel healthier, and cut pollution! This challenge happens at least twice per year through the Go! Vermont smartphone app. Once you record the minimum number of biking or walking commutes, you'll be eligible to win prizes! Once you're using the Go! Vermont app, you will automatically be entered into the Challenge when it begins. You'll receive a message before the challenge starts as a heads-up, plus you'll get a message once you record the minimum number of commutes in the Challenge to be eligible for prizes!


Here's how to join the Challenge:

  1. Download the "Go! Vermont" app to your smartphone (search for "Go! Vermont" in the Apple App Store or Google Play) -- or -- click here and hit the "join" button to track trips online without a smartphone
  2. Complete your profile in the app or on the website
  3. Get biking, walking, or running and record your commutes!

2020 Challenges

Winter Edition: February 10-21
Simply record your bike, walk, or run commute two times between February 10-21 and you'll be eligible for great prizes from Local Motion and partners! Eligible Go! Vermont app users will be randomly selected to win prizes in mid-February.

Looking for winter biking advice and tips? Yes? Then click here!

May Challenge: every day in May
Record at least 12 bike, walk, or run commutes during the month of May to be eligible to win prizes from Local Motion and businesses around Vermont! Eligible participants will be randomly chosen and notified of their prize by mid-June. 

Want to get more comfortable biking? Join us for an Everyday Biking workshop! Or click here for some great videos.

Questions? Email sandy@localmotion.org