2018 Bike Shorts Film Festival, Blacksburg

We’re excited that the 8th Annual Bike Shorts Film Festival screening at The Lyric Theatre in Blacksburg!

Join us at 6:30 pm on Thursday, May 17th to see the films.  We’ll also announce the winners of our Juried Prize, Best Local Film, Best Music Video, and Best Teen Film categories.

At each Bike Shorts screening, the audience will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite film of the night, which will be awarded with the People’s Choice award and a $100 cash prize.  Come out to support your favorite film!

Proceeds from each Bike Shorts Film Festival screening go directly to support local Ride Smart activities, our partner venues, and the artists who create the works we screen each year.

Transit Development Plans aka Evaluate and Improve the Region’s Transit

The three public bus systems in the New River Valley have announced workshop dates where you can participate in improving the region’s transit systems. This is part of the Transit Development Plan that will look at current service and future needs.


Transportation Construction in the New River Valley

At the Montgomery County chamber’s monthly “Eggs and Issues”, Thomas DiGiulian with the VDOT Salem District spoke to an early morning group about transportation in the New River Valley. While he spoke on a number of topics, it seems timely to share with you readers the status of some higher profile projects happening in the area as students head back to school and we see the last of summer’s lighter schedule.


2017 Bike Hero and Extraordinary Bike Professional Awards

We’re proud to announce the recipients of our 2017 Bike Awards – Paul Dahl of Lynchburg, VA for the Bike Hero award and Mackenzie Jarvis of Blacksburg, VA for our Extraordinary Bike Professional.  Read below for more on the great work these women are doing for cycling in the region.


What makes an “active and healthy living” community?

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?