St. Patrick’s Day Parade Bike Mob

You and your bicycle are invited to join the RIDE Solutions Bike Mob at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, downtown Roanoke. Get your bike and yourself decked out in green and ride with us to celebrating cycling in the Roanoke Valley.

If you don’t have much green, don’t worry: Everyone who rides will be given an official RIDE Solutions superhero cape (in green, of course).

Dress wild, bring out your craziest bike, and come with the whole family. The only requirement is that you dress in green and promise to have a great time.

Parade start time is 11. Those riding with us will need to gather at our starting location earlier. Watch our Facebook event page for time and location details on the day of the parade.

Dynamic Signage Increases Pedestrian Safety

A recent study highlights the importance of signage as a way to improve pedestrian safety, suggesting – among other things – that “higher dynamism” signs (those showing motion) were more likely to increase safety than “lower dynamism” signs.  But are better signs really enough?


Centerpieces Reading Series: Betty and Bob by Meredith Levy

The performance of a lifetime — literally.

BETTY AND BOB by Meredith Levy and directed by Susanna Young

A Narrator guides her characters as they rehearse their life together over and over It quickly becomes clear that while there is no such thing as a “fixed” reality, fluidity doesn’t protect them from making choices; and they may only get one shot at making the right ones.

Star/Narrator – Valencia Lombardi-Chisholm
Actress/Betty – Aileen Buckland
Actor/Bob – Blair Peyton

The CenterPieces Reading Series is a joint venture by Mill Mountain Theatre and the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University to bring new plays and new audiences together over lunch.

The series is generously underwritten by sponsors, including RIDE Solutions, Mill Mountain Theatre, 101.5 the Valley’s Music Place and Hollins University.

St. Patrick’s Parade Bike Mob

facebook-rsvpRide your bike with RIDE Solutions in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, downtown Roanoke. All ages and all skill levels invited – bring the whole family!

Then, hang around downtown while you leave your bike in the capable hands of our free bike valet service in the Market Plaza.

Parade starts at 11:00, but we will gather beforehand at a location TBD. Watch this space for details about where and what time to meet.

Costumes and decorated bikes highly encouraged.

Bicycle Valet at Riot Rooster Independent Craft Fair

RIDE Solutions will be sponsoring free bicycle valet service at the upcoming Riot Rooster independent craft fair, 16 West Marketplace in Downtown Roanoke.

Need to find a safe bike route to the event?  Use our interactive bike map to search out your own route, or request a safe bike route directly from the experts at RIDE Solutions.

1467315_683710534981094_293217256_nA two-day funky market and bazaar the weekend before Thanksgiving! RIOT Rooster Independent Craft Fair will hold it’s 6th Annual show Friday, November 21st and Saturday November, 22nd at 16 West Marketplace, downtown Roanoke.

Riot Rooster is an Annual Independent Craft Fair. A Mecca of Handmade, Upcycled, Recycled, Odd and Useful Gifts made for YOU by regional artists and makers.

RIOT Rooster’s NIGHTMARKET is FRI NOV 21, 5-9 PM. The show continues ALL DAY SAT NOV 22, 9-6 PM.

NO ADMISSION FEE, Family Friendly and FUN!

This year’s show combines a huge variety of interactive shopping with local craft beverages and artisan pizza provided by Cork and Crust, locally roasted coffee from Little Green Hive and Saturday morning breakfast (tacos and crepes) at NOKE Truck Station.