Tag Archive | "bikes"

Pedestrian & Cyclist Safety In Harrisonburg

Monday, October 18, 2010


This is the third installment in a Q&A series with Harrisonburg City Council candidates. hburgnews.com reader Kristen asks: “What do you intend to do to increase pedestrian safety downtown?” and “What are your plans for increasing cyclist safety?”

Bike Virginia Comes Through Harrisonburg

Monday, June 28, 2010


The 23rd annual Bike Virginia tour is making its way from Staunton into Harrisonburg today, bringing approximately 2,000 cyclists along with it.

Safe Routes to Schools

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

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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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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 […]

May is National Bike Month

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


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 […]

Gearing up for cycling

Sunday, March 28, 2010


The experiences of the recent Hburg group working trip to Davis, San Francisco and Sacramento have been covered by Hburg News here and here; local news stories also appeared on WHSV and the DNR (paywalled). The group brought back invaluable information about ways to develop and retrofit bike infrastructure, from segregated bike lanes and sharrows […]

Mayor’s team will commute, make repairs and roast coffee on bikes in California

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Harrisonburg Mayor Kai Degner and an entourage of three local activists, a city Planning Commissioner, a city employee and a documentary film maker left for Davis, CA today to learn about the city’s famous bike-friendly infrastructure.

Self-Imposed Tax Club Sends H’burgers to California

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Guest blogger Rebecca reports on the group from Harrisonburg going to Davis, California. The Harrisonburg-based Voluntary Gas Tax club, which funds projects aimed at decreasing American’s dependence on fossil fuels, will send Mayor Kai Degner, three local activists, a city Planning Commissioner, a city employee and a documentary film maker to California on Wednesday to […]

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  • Friendly City Grand Opening Set for July 9

    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.

  • Friendly City Becomes Member of National Cooperative Grocers Association

    HARRISONBURG, VA — Friendly City Food Co-op, slated to open this month in Harrisonburg, Va., has become the newest member of the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA), a business services cooperative serving 120 consumer-owned food co-ops nationwide.

  • 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.