2017 Bike Shorts Film Festival Announces Prize Winners

Roanoke, VA. (May 1st 2017) – The organizers of the 7th Annual Bike Shorts Film Festival are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Juried Prize, Best Local Film, Best Original music, Best Teen Film, and first Audience Choice awards. RIDE Solutions received 15 videos representing local, national, and international filmmakers for the 2017 festival.

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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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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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New Carpool Opportunities – Week Ending 1/24

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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Pay Attention

Today, I want to share a guest post from Beth Lohman.  She is, among other things, a cyclist and a cycling advocate in the New River Valley.  She recently shared some experiences on Facebook regarding distracted driving that I thought were worth getting out to a wider audience.  Check below the fold for her article.

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