On Saturday, May 20th, join us at Martin’s Downtown in Roanoke, VA for the 6th Annual Night Rider’s Ball to hear Particle tear up the stage as we celebrate 2017 Bike Month and the RIDE Solutions Ride Smart Celebration!
RIDE Solutions sponsors the Ride Smart Challenge to encourage everyone to explore their transportation options. One of the side effects of taking the Ride Smart Challenge and trying new ways to get where you’re going is learning more about your community. — What bus route is near me? Can I ride on the greenway to get to work? Are there safe bike routes near my house? Is someone near me looking for a carpool partner?
Someone is not happy with the changes undergoing the Whimcycle mural in Roanoke’s Old Southwest neighborhood. The mural, on the side of the building now known as The Phoenix, is being replaced – with a new piece by the original artist, Toobz Muir! – and this week someone decided to deface the new piece with a bit of critical graffiti.
Earlier in the week I had my first rainy bike commute experience – entirely on accident (I didn’t believe the weather report, and the rain started when I was well into my commute). As I drew closer to my office, I had to take a picture of this:
On Wednesday, September 21, RIDE Solutions participated in Virginia Tech’s Active Commute Celebration. The event included 13 groups and organizations on campus and in the larger community that are promoting sustainable ways to actively commute – i.e., bike, bus and walk – and offering ways to change your perspective on when and where you can leave your car behind.