Last Friday was a busy day in Roanoke for bike – and there I was taking the day off on my new compressed work week schedule. First there was Intermodal Love, of which the folks at the Taubman Museum got some great photos (you may need a Facebook account to see them) and for which many balloons were released into the wild. Kieren Culture organized the city’s first Alley Cat race, which I understand drew a crowd of about 25 racers, some of whom were visiting from Blacksburg. Finally, the night ended with the first Starbomb from the Mill Mountain Star, inspired by Portland’s weekly Zoobomb and a direct result of the film Veer having been shown at the Taubman a few weeks ago.
Tomorrow is World Carfree Day, and those RIDE Solutions has been emphasizing transit and walking, you can always take the Carless Challenge to continue the bike theme (though, one way or the other, please consider registering for the Meals without Wheels and support great local restaurant Blue 5 in their support of World Carfree Day).
The best part, for me, is when I browse the photos of these events and see so many faces that I don’t recognize. The hard work of the region’s core group of bike advocates and enthusiasts is paying off, and its great to see new people getting involved and getting excited.