We’re closing the books on Bike Month 2016. Despite spending much of it standing in the rain, we think it went pretty well! Here’s a little recap of what we accomplished in 2016.
We’ll be celebrating in Blacksburg on May 20 to thank those who have taken the clean commute pledge. Stop by, say hello, and enjoy a cup of coffee and a pastry.
Clean Commute participants pledge to use a cleaner commute mode – biking, walking, riding the bus, carpooling – during May. Each trip pledged is an entry for the prize drawings. There’s a Commute Team of the Year competition open to any group (workplace, clubs, informal groups), too.
You can still join the Clean Commute Challenge!
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
We’re pleased to be able to offer several sponsorship opportunities for our various Bike Month events this year. Sponsors get both the benefit of recognition during some of our biggest, most popular events, as well as knowing they are reaching and supporting the growing bicycle culture in the region.
Mayor Michael Gillette rang in May’s Bike and Clean Commute Challenge Month with a Proclamation reading on the Lynchburg City Town Hall steps April 28th. Mayor Gillette noted the importance of all modes of transportation and recognized the value in the bike lanes, crosswalks, and public transit to the City of Lynchburg.
Roanoke, VA. (April 28, 2015) – In 2014, RIDE Solutions broke records with its annual Clean Commute Challenge, removing over 70,000 miles from the region’s roads as people across central and southwest Virginia were encouraged to carpool, bike, walk, take transit, or telework instead of driving alone.
May is National Bike Month, and RIDE Solutions has organized a wide variety of events that will allow folks from all backgrounds, skill levels, and interests to celebrate. Some of the events that have been planned for the month include: