Statement on Bicycle Helmet Use

The slow, cautious, and practical riding style indicative of most transportation-related cycling is not equivalent to sport riding and is not inherently dangerous.  While we would never discourage anyone from wearing whatever gear makes them feel safe on a bicycle, we believe wearing a helmet is not the most effective […]

Roanoke Valley Greenway Commission hiring Greenway Coordinator

The Roanoke Valley Greenway Commission has posted the following job opportunity for a new Roanoke Valley Greenway Coordinator.  See the full job description and application information here: GENERAL DESCRIPTION The Coordinator serves as staff to the Roanoke Valley Greenway Commission (Commission) and reports to its Executive Committee.  The Coordinator performs […]

Aliens Invade Roanoke on April Fools

This past Thursday, April 1st, you might have seen some visitors hanging around Roanoke and Vinton: These visitors were part of our Alien Invasion! bike route and event, a preview of the new Ride with GPS software platform upon which we are hosting a series of self-guided bike tours.   For […]

Telework Strategy for the Future

In response to the pandemic, many businesses in central and southwest Virginia found themselves switching to telework – and in doing so, have discovered the benefits of telework for productivity, quality of life, sustainability, and more.  Now, businesses wanting to make their telework programs stronger, more flexible, and a better […]

Covid-19 Business Assistance Funds Available To Prevent Layoffs

Roanoke, VA – Virginia Career Works – Blue Ridge will be awarding grant funding to a limited number of small businesses in our region to help prevent layoffs during the COVID-19 emergency. Small businesses of less than 250 employees in the counties of Alleghany, Botetourt, Craig, Franklin and Roanoke and […]

Request for Quotes: Sign Production

RIDE Solutions is seeking quotes for the production of commuter highway signs for installation by VDOT along arterial roads in the Roanoke Valley.  RIDE Solutions is seeking the production of 20 signs under the following parameters:

2019 Tweed Ride

RIDE Solutions, the Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation, and the Vinton History Museum were pleased to host the 5th Annual Tweed Ride this past Saturday in Vinton, VA.  About 20 folks joined us on the 8 mile trip that explored some historic sites in and around downtown Vinton before departing for […]

Works from 2019 Writer by Bus Debut at Hollins University

Hollins University hosted the debut reading by 2019 Writer by Bus, Lucy Marcus.  Lucy read a selection from her chapbook of short stories “Dandelion Wishes,” the result of her time riding and writing about Valley Metro this summer.