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Traces of Bicycle History on the Land

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Velo Vermont Vintage is excited to offer an evening with local author and UVM professor, Robert McCullough for presentation of and a signing event for his newest book, Old Wheelways -Traces of bicycle history on the land. Old Wheelways explores the history of bicycles and the further development of the bicycle up to the first long distance rides and adventure bike tours.



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Bike Commuting - good for the environment, for your health and for your punctuality!

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We've all seen it (and some of us may even be guilty of it ourselves) - the exasperated looking driver, coffee cup in one hand and a scowl on their face as they sit in traffic. Or perhaps it's the person sitting across from you on your bus who keeps looking at their watch and muttering about how they're going to be late to their meeting. Commuting is no one's favorite part of the day but inevitable for most. Is there a way to make it more enjoyable?


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First winner of bike raffle announced!

cropped_verve.jpgUpon hearing that she have been selected, Lindy Sargent said "I am thrilled to have won the new Trek bikes in the drawing as I am an educator and a Safe Routes to School program participate. I have traveled most of the roads in Orleans County and I bike commute to my job in the spring and fall months. I'm so excited to do so on my new bike!" Give like Lindy and you too could win.

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Slow Rider

cropped_slow_rider.jpgIn my 60th year, I have come to accept that I am a slow rider. It began last year when I got a lightweight road bike.  With my new light and speedy bike, I thought to myself, "now I'll be one of the faster riders out there, there's no stopping me now!"  In spite of my optimism, it turned out that I was, in fact, one of the slower road bike riders.  Luckily, I did not let that stop me from enjoying the bike.

 

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Burlington Bike Path Re-opens as Burlington Greenway!

cropped_bike_path.jpgBurlington Parks, Recreation and Waterfront announced earlier today the re-opening of the treasured Burlington Greenway. The Burlington Greenway, formerly known as The Burlington Bike Path, has been under construction since mid-summer and been closed to the public for just as long. 

 

 

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Burlington Bike Path Update

map_view.jpgThe Burlington Bike Path has undergone some major transformations over the last few months, and while the path gets closer and closer to re-opening between North Beach and Waterfront Fishing Pier everyday, it's not quite ready to make its debut to us in its newest form...

  

 

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Attention municipalities: Last Call for Better Communities grants!

Better_connections_downtown.jpgIf your community wishes to participate in the joint VTrans/ACCD Better Connections Grant Program, a pre-application meeting needs to happen by Friday, December 16th.  

 

 

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Give a donation and be entered to win!

bike.jpg“I got a little green bicycle with training wheels. I learned to cycle without them during a sleepover at my aunt's house, where my cousins taught me how to balance the bike just so. You would think they had taught me how to fly... 

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Bethel Elementary gets Bike Smart

bethel_bike_smart.jpgDuring the month of October, students at Bethel Elementary School were delighted to participate in Local Motion’s Bike Smart program. The Kohl's Kids Bike Smart Trailer was a huge success in Bethel’s after school program, with more than thirty students participating! Kids of all ages enjoyed riding bikes with friends in the afternoon and many improved their riding and safety skills in the week that we were fortunate to have the Bike Trailer...

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Why Burlington Needs Protected Bike Lanes

pbl_citylab_image_thumb.jpgA recent article from Citylab gives empirical backing to something that is obvious to anyone who rides a bike:  protected bike lanes make biking better.  But they do more than reduce crashes; they also increase rates of biking.  The increased margin of safety persuades "retired" bike riders to dust off their bikes and take to the streets.  Check out the article at this link.  And read on to learn why this matters right now for Burlington.

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