Blacksburg Bike Party’s Halloween extravaganza

For those looking for a holiday bike ride in Blacksburg, we encourage you to look into…

Blacksburg Bike Party’s Halloween extravaganza! Bring your best costume! Best costume wins a prize!

The usual fun ride starting at the Swedish House at 8:30 pm on Friday, 10/28. Riding is an easy pace (good for riders of most experience levels) and includes a couple party stops. See their Facebook page for more details.

Active Commuting – VT takes a day to focus on the benefits

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.

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New Carpool Opportunities – Week Ending 9/11

RIDE Solutions has registered the following new rideshare.  To see if you are a potential match, register online and we will send you a match letter with contact information for all potential carpool partners.

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2016 Extraordinary Bike Professional Award Winners

At the end of May, we recognized some amazing people in the region who have helped make cycling safe and accessible for everyone.  Now that things have calmed down a bit, we wanted to take a moment and introduce you to them.  First up, our Extraordinary Bicycle Professional award winners: Kali Casper and Anne McClung.

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Celebrate Clean Commuting in Blacksburg

We’ll be celebrating in Blacksburg on May 20 to thank those who have taken the clean commute pledge. Stop by, say hello, and enjoy a cup of coffee and a pastry.

Clean Commute participants pledge to use a cleaner commute mode – biking, walking, riding the bus, carpooling – during May. Each trip pledged is an entry for the prize drawings. There’s a Commute Team of the Year competition open to any group (workplace, clubs, informal groups), too.

You can still join the Clean Commute Challenge!

Becoming Clean Commuter of the Year

What did it take to win Clean Commuter of the Year in 2015? 93 trips. A little motivation. Planning. Encouragement from friends and coworkers. An employer actively supporting smart commuting.

2015’s winner – Emma Jones – is a regular clean commuter. She takes advantage of her employer’s support for telecommuting and connects her cycling with the bus on days she’s heading to the office. But she doesn’t stop with the daily commute; because she lives in town, she can and does use her bike and her feet to get around for errands and social outings.

This post isn’t just a success story about our winner. It’s a post on how you can be a successful clean commuter, too. more

Nominations open for New River Valley Partner’s 2016 Awards

Help our NRV partner – the New River Valley Regional Commission – recognize the people who make an impact in the New River Valley!  We need you to nominate worthy candidates for this year’s awards program.  The Commission is accepting nominations for its regional awards until March 15th.  Award recipients will be honored at the Commission’s Annual Dinner in May 2016.  Please click on the links to nominate candidates for Champion of the Valley (elected official), Citizen of the Valley, and Friend of the Valley (outside the region).

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