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Thursday, June 4, 2009

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DIY Lettering

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Muscle Powered - Carson City



Welcome to the Muscle Powered Blog!

Established in 1997, Muscle Powered is a community group dedicated to making Nevada’s capital city a better community for bicycling and walking through advocacy, education, and promotion of bike-and-pedestrian-friendly roadways, and bike-and-pedestrian-friendly development and redevelopment.

resource page on their site...

Volunteer for Pedal Instead this weekend...

We've been invited to offer Pedal Instead at the Columbus Arts Festival this weekend, and though it's last minute we intend to make a go of it. If you could take a volunteer shift (or two or seven....!!) this weekend it would be a great help to us. Visit the Volunteer Corner at http://uaea.org to sign up; check http://pedalinstead.org later today for details regarding the event.

As always, thanks so much for your contribution to Pedal Instead & UAEA! We mightily appreciate it!

Be well,
Catherine

Monday, June 1, 2009

Keystone Country MS 150 Bike Ride

Last year was the first year that our team, Maggie’s Marauders, rode together in the Keystone Country MS 150 and we had such a good time that we are going to do it again. As a team, we were able to raise close to $30,000 for the National MS society. The National MS society has an excellent record of having 92% of all moneys donated go to directly help folks with MS both with services and research.

Here is a Youtube that our team captain put together of last years ride:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgOhQ7KapeE

Last year was a very difficult ride for me probably because of the heat but I did make it. This year, I am praying for a better ride and because of a switch in my medication, I think I will have the strength and endurance to once again finish, with God’s help. This years ride is on July 25th and 26th so there is a chance I will be facing the heat again. This will be my 11th MS 150 and I hope to have many more.

Each year, we are finding more and more out about auto immune diseases. I am confident that in my life time, they will have a cure for MS. This won’t happen on its own without financial support. Won’t you sponsor me today? Last year, I missed the individual top ten fund raiser by about $200 so this year I want to be in that list. What a message I would send if I became the top fund raiser. To reach that goal, I will need a lot more support.

The MS society has a secure web system for making donations on line. You can find that by going here:

http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Bike/PAXBikeEvents?px=4373865&pg=personal&fr_id=10803


Also, please feel free to forward this e-mail to others! There are lots of family and friends that I don’t have e-mail for. Help make me and my team the top fund raiser this year for the Keystone Country Ride!

Bike to Work Week Challenge Wrap-up - From the mailbag

Dear Challenge Participant,

Thank you for participating in the Bike to Work Week Challenge! The results blew us away; we can't wait for next year to push the envelope even further. You can help in that regard by completing a 5-minute survey of your B2WW '09 experience: http://tinyurl.com/b2ww-survey - thanks!

The 2009 winning teams and a few final results are listed below, but you can expect a full report this July. In the meantime, big thanks to roll: bicycle shop (http://roll-online.com/) for providing the participating members from all winning teams with a 20% discount day at their stores and Octopus Inc.. Details on this special day will follow soon!

THE WINNERS
* Bucks on Bikes (The Ohio State University): 1,261 trips / 5,852 miles (!)
* LGC Bikers (Lazarus Government Center): 395 trips / 2,255 miles
* Cougar Cranks (Columbus State Community College): 125 trips / 605 miles
* EWI Wheelers (Edison Welding Institute): 105 trips / 660 mile
* Team Roll (roll: Bicycle Shop): 131 trip / 1,121 miles
* Hills Market: 22 trips / 163 miles

THE STATISTICS
* One-way trips: 5,817
* Miles commuted by bicycle: 34,300
* Gallons of gasoline not purchased: 1,715 (mile/20mpg)
* Pounds of C02 emissions avoided: 34,300 (20 lb C02/gal gas)
All the participation details for each team and its members are now listed on the website- click on your team name for the details.

http://www.b2ww.org/columbus/teamlist

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Congrats on your great work, and keep pedaling!

The Bike to Work Week Planning Team

Tappan to Tuscarawas ride pics and report



Tappan to Tusarawas ride is organized by riders out of Pittsburgh. I have not done this ride since I moved to Columbus so it was a treat to see all my friends again. The ride starts outside of Cadiz OH on Rt 250 and heads in a loop past Tappan Lake, New Philadelphia, Dennison and Tuscarawas. It was a beautiful day to ride, foggy and cool in the morning, but it warmed up and became sunny. There was a slight headwind, which became a tailwind on the way back. We finished with 81 miles and averaged 17mph.