Blacksburgers Clean Up in the Ride Smart Challenge

The Ride Smart Challenge wrapped up at the end of May and we recognized the top performing team (by number of trips) and the top performing individual. This year’s winning team comes from Blacksburg – “The Fightin’ TOBers” – who won by 27 trips over their nearest competition.

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Wilderness Road Ride 2018

A scenic and historical adventure through southwest Virginia’s beautiful New River Valley, the ride follows part of Daniel Boone’s Wilderness Road. This is a ride for the whole family to enjoy, with something for everyone— 4 routes to choose from ranging from a 29 mile relaxed journey for novices, to a 79 mile challenge for the fittest cyclist. This is a must ride for cyclists of all ages and athletic abilities. The 27th Annual Wilderness Road Ride takes place Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.

More information and registration available at http://wildernessroadride.org/

2018 Bike Shorts Film Festival, Blacksburg

We’re excited that the 8th Annual Bike Shorts Film Festival screening at The Lyric Theatre in Blacksburg!

Join us at 6:30 pm on Thursday, May 17th to see the films.  We’ll also announce the winners of our Juried Prize, Best Local Film, Best Music Video, and Best Teen Film categories.

At each Bike Shorts screening, the audience will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite film of the night, which will be awarded with the People’s Choice award and a $100 cash prize.  Come out to support your favorite film!

Proceeds from each Bike Shorts Film Festival screening go directly to support local Ride Smart activities, our partner venues, and the artists who create the works we screen each year.

Ride of Silence – NRV

Join cyclists worldwide in a silent, slow-paced ride in honor all vulnerable road users who have been killed or injured on public roadways: cyclists, runners, walkers, and motorcyclists.

This ride will happen in Radford. The event is family-friendly and children are encouraged to participate (helmets are required).  We will have a police escort along the 7 mile route and will ride at a slow pace.  Though solemn, the group ride is enjoyable and inspirational to even the youngest riders.

Co-sponsored by the New River Valley Bicycle Association and Pathways for Radford, the New River Valley ride was first organized in 2008 after the untimely death of Fess Green, RU Professor and veteran cyclist.

Staging will begin in the Sal’s / El Charro (Central Lumber) parking lot at 709 W Main Street, Radford, VA, 24141 at 6:30pm

Schedule of events:

6:30 – staging begins

6:45 – speakers and instructions

6:59 – moment of noise

7:00 – Ride of Silence begins

If you cannot ride, we welcome your support for bike safety.  Join us along the route on Main Street (from Sal’s and El Charro to the Dedmon Center). Participants are invited to gather at Sal’s and El Charro following the ride.

Spring Up Wolf Creek Ride 2018

Spring is here, so come and join the Narrows Lions Club for the annual Spring Up Wolf Creek bicycle ride in Narrows VA. Take your pick of approximately a 20 mile, 32 mile or a 42 mile round trip ride, or you can ride as much of the course that you want. Enjoy the Spring foliage and the serene ride along Wolf Creek nestled in the Alleghany Mountains.

Sponsored by the Narrows Lions Club. Proceeds from the ride will go to support sight conservation, provide glasses for the needy, and help our community.

For complete details and to register, visit http://springupwolfcreek.org

2018 Virginia Legislative Bicycle Update – March 14, 2018

Each year, the Virginia Bicycle Federation watches for bills that might affect bicycling and walking in Virginia, bills that could make it safer and easier or more dangerous and difficult to bicycle and walk. RIDE Solutions reports on the bills that the Virginia Bicycle Federation is watching. This article is for informational purposes; RIDE Solutions neither endorses nor opposes proposed legislation. You can find more information and track these bills at http://virginiageneralassembly.gov/

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2018 Virginia Legislative Bicycle Update – February 27, 2018

Each year, the Virginia Bicycle Federation watches for bills that might affect bicycling and walking in Virginia, bills that could make it safer and easier or more dangerous and difficult to bicycle and walk. RIDE Solutions reports on the bills that the Virginia Bicycle Federation is watching. This article is for informational purposes; RIDE Solutions neither endorses nor opposes proposed legislation. You can find more information and track these bills at http://virginiageneralassembly.gov/

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2018 Virginia Legislative Bicycle Roundup – February 13, 2018

Each year, the Virginia Bicycle Federation watches for bills that might affect bicycling and walking in Virginia, bills that could make it safer and easier or more dangerous and difficult to bicycle and walk. RIDE Solutions reports on the bills that the Virginia Bicycle Federation is watching. This article is for informational purposes; RIDE Solutions neither endorses nor opposes proposed legislation. You can find more information and track these bills at http://virginiageneralassembly.gov/

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2018 Virginia Legislative Bicycle Roundup – February 6, 2018

Each year, the Virginia Bicycle Federation watches for bills that might affect bicycling and walking in Virginia, bills that could make it safer and easier or more dangerous and difficult to bicycle and walk. RIDE Solutions reports on the bills that the Virginia Bicycle Federation is watching. This article is for informational purposes; RIDE Solutions neither endorses nor opposes proposed legislation. You can find more information and track these bills at http://virginiageneralassembly.gov/

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2018 Virginia Legislative Bicycle Roundup – January 31, 2018

Each year, the Virginia Bicycle Federation watches for bills that might affect bicycling and walking in Virginia, bills that could make it safer and easier or more dangerous and difficult to bicycle and walk. RIDE Solutions reports on the bills that the Virginia Bicycle Federation is watching. This article is for informational purposes; RIDE Solutions neither endorses nor opposes proposed legislation. You can find more information and track these bills at http://virginiageneralassembly.gov/

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