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.
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.
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?
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.
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.