Technology Reveals Where People Walk and Bike in the Region

When we’re out and about, we typically see other people biking and walking in their neighborhoods, towns, and cities.  As a planner, one of the things that fascinates me is where people walk and bike, as this factor is often an important prerequisite for identifying where infrastructure such as bike […]

Henry County’s Smith River Fest is a Great Bicycling Opportunity this Saturday!

Henry County’s Smith River Fest takes place this Saturday, August 21st from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Smith River Sports Complex, located at 1000 Irisburg Road in Axton.  According to the website ( advertising the event, the Smith River Fest celebrates the Smith River and the great outdoors. […]

Pittsylvania County Commuting Patterns

Periodically, the U.S. Census Bureau releases commutation data which shows commuting patterns among localities throughout the United States. Recently, I wrote blogs highlighting commuting patterns throughout the entire West Piedmont Planning District and many of its constituent localities (see and scroll to the bottom of the page).  This week, I focus […]

30th Annual Wilderness Road Gran Fondo

The Wilderness Road Ride takes place  Saturday, May 29, 2021. A tradition for many years with riders throughout the Roanoke Valley and NRV and an excellent opportunity for riders of all levels to cycle some of the most scenic and beautiful roads in Virginia.  There are 5 route options and […]

Patrick Springs to Critz Bicycle Loop

Beginning in 2020, RIDE Solutions began to create Self-Guided Bicycle Tours around its service region as a way to enable people to become more comfortable with bicycling, and to learn about new bike routes they can use, particularly between their homes and destinations they are trying to get to.  Many […]

14th NRVBA Annual Ride of Silence

The 14th Annual Ride of Silence – NRV will be held on Wednesday May 19th! All Ages! All Kinds of Bikes! Police Escort! Hosted by Pathways for Radford and the New River Valley Bike Association.Join cyclists worldwide in a silent, slow paced ride in honor of those who have been […]