Study on I-81 Wrapping Up Soon

VDOT is hosting a third round of meetings on its study of I-81. The study, as directed by the General Assembly, is meant to “identify targeted improvement along I-81 and potential revenue sources that could be dedicated to improvements.” more

Tour de Wolf Creek 2018

Come and join the Narrows Lions Club for the annual Tour De Wolf Creek bicycle ride on September 29, 2018, starting in Narrows VA .

Take your pick of approximately a 20 mile, 30 mile or a 53 mile round trip ride, or you can ride as much of the course that you want. Enjoy the fall 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://tourdewolfcreek.org

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

Transit Development Plans aka Evaluate and Improve the Region’s Transit

The three public bus systems in the New River Valley have announced workshop dates where you can participate in improving the region’s transit systems. This is part of the Transit Development Plan that will look at current service and future needs.

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Tour de Wolf Creek

Come and join the Narrows Lions Club for the annual Tour De Wolf Creek bicycle ride on Oct. 1, 2016, starting at noon in Narrows VA .  This 53 mile round trip course goes from Narrows to Rocky Gap. VA. and then a 6 mile climb of 1500 ft to the top of East River Mountain for a spectacular view. Then returning the same route as you came up.

Ride as much of the course as you wish.

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

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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Celebrate Clean Commuting in Blacksburg

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!