Harrisonburg and Charlottesville Talk Bicycles

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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Harrisonburg and Charlottesville Talk Bicycles

Last week, six out of the seven members of the group who traveled from Harrisonburg to Davis, CA in March 2010 to learn about bicycle facilities traveled to Charlottesville, VA to give a presentation to Bike Charlottesville and the City of Charlottesville’s Mayor and staff members. The March 2010 trip has been reported several times […]

Spokes – The Biking Movie

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

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Spokes – The Biking Movie

The Harrisonburg group’s trip to Davis, CA has been covered several times here on hburgnews. Paulette Moore, a documentary filmmaker, journalist, and professor at Eastern Mennonite University came on the trip to document it. On May 22, Moore’s documentary “Spokes” was shown at Court Square as part of the Bike Month movie event. Now the […]

Safe Routes to Schools

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

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Safe Routes to Schools

This is a continuation of a series of posts for Bike Month. Each year, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) makes available Safe Routes to School grant funding to assist “localities and schools in the development of plans, activities, and infrastructure improvements to make bicycling and walking to school a safe and appealing transportation option […]

Earning Your Everyday Bike

Monday, May 17, 2010

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Earning Your Everyday Bike

This is a continuation of a series of posts for Bike Month. Everyday Bikes! has been posted about here on hburgnews before. Everyday Bikes! is a bicycle project that promotes commuter biking for the Harrisonburg community. The project started in Spring 2008 with the goal to help people with low or no income get bicycles […]

Workshop Prepares New Commuters for Bike to Work Day

Thursday, May 13, 2010

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Workshop Prepares New Commuters for Bike to Work Day

This is a continuation of a series of posts for Bike Month. In the basement of Clementine Cafe, Anne Lorimer and Carl Droms led a workshop to help prepare people for Bike to Work Day on Friday May 21st and for commuting by bicycle any and every day. The workshop was titled “Rules of the […]

Delivering Garden Veggies by Bicycle

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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Delivering Garden Veggies by Bicycle

This is a continuation of a series of posts for Bike Month. The weather was wet, but as I arrived at the Muddy Bikes Garden, Adam Campbell and Beth Schermerhorn were collecting a variety of lettuces, bronze fennel, and chive blossoms and getting them packed into a basket to deliver the order of mixed salad […]

Bike Like Ike

Monday, May 10, 2010

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Bike Like Ike

This is a continuation of a series of posts for Bike Month. This Spring, the City of Harrisonburg in collaboration with students from James Madison University, the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Metropolitan Planning Organization (HRMPO), and the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission (CSPDC) launched the “Bike Like Ike” campaign. Bike Like Ike aims to provide bicyclists and motorists […]

May is National Bike Month

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

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May is National Bike Month

This is part one of a series of posts about Bike Month and Bike Month events. May is National Bike Month and it’s being celebrated in a big way this year in Harrisonburg. Local organizations including Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition, New Community Project, and the Voluntary Gas Tax Group have banded together to put on […]

Bicycle-Friendly Harrisonburg?

Monday, January 11, 2010

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Randy Salzman, writer and member of the Board of Directors of BikeWalk Virginia, wrote a story for Thinking Highways Magazine (pg. 24) that features several Harrisonburg bicyclists, and efforts at the local, state, and federal level that promote bicycling in our communities. Just how feasible is a bicycle-friendly America? Randy Salzman has high hopes that it’s not beyond […]

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    Friendly City Food Co-Op, Harrisonburg’s consumer-owned grocery, invites the community to come see its new destination for natural, organic and locally-produced products at the store’s grand opening 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 9 at 150 East Wolfe Street.

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  • Harrisonburg Recognized as a Bike Friendly Community

    May 2: Harrisonburg was honored when the League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) designations over the weekend to kick off May as National Bike Month.