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Friday, September 10, 2010

Cyclisk


Cyclisk
Mark D. Grieve & Ilana Spector, "Cyclisk"Recycled bicycle parts, steel, concrete
The City of Santa Rosa’s Art in Public Places Committee is excited to announce that artists Mark Grieve and Ilana Spector’s “Cyclisk” was installed on Saturday, August 21 along Santa Rosa Avenue in front of Good Stuff Auto. This monumental public artwork is made out of recycled bicycles, and stands 60 feet tall!
PROJECT DESCRIPTIONThe City of Santa Rosa, in conjunction with Nissan of Santa Rosa, have commissioned Artists Mark Grieve and Ilana Spector to create a dynamic new artwork for the Santa Rosa corridor, which will be installed on Santa Rosa Avenue and South A Street in Santa Rosa.  The Work, entitled, “Cyclisk,” is a sixty-foot-high (five-story) Egyptian-style obelisk made from recycled bicycles.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Phantom Canyon Film

Summit on Sustainability & the Environment - October 5, 2010


Sustainability Summit
Don't miss out on the major environmental conference of the year! Join Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) and our partners on October 5, 2010, at COSI in Columbus, Ohio for the annual Summit on Sustainability & the Environment. Auden Schendler, author of Getting Green Done, will deliver the keynote. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Midwest Office has helped plan an exciting “Trail Track” and has been nominated for a Sustainability Award. A pre-event reception on October 4 will feature former Ohio Congressman Ralph Regula, and former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt. Purchase tickets herefor both events, or visit www.greenregion.org for more information. Host and exhibitor opportunities are also available: email Brandi Whetstone or call 614.233.4174 for more information.
Hope to see you there!
Rhonda Border-Boose
Midwest Regional Director
Rails-to-Trails Conservanc
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New fatality data released - via LAB site

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) National Center for Statistics and Analysis has released newfatality data for 2009. While it’s still hard to fathom that more than 33,000 people were killed in our streets last year, the trend is in the right direction. The total number of traffic fatalities dropped 9.7% from 37,423 to 33,808. Cyclist fatalities dropped somewhat faster: a 12% decline from 718 in 2008 to 630 in 2009. One disappointment is that pedestrian fatalities declined at a slower rate than the others, lowering 7.3% from 4,414 to 4,092.


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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

WorkCycles Classic Dutch "Bakfiets" (size XL)

Classic old-fashioned Dutch "bakfiets", hardly changed for 100 years and still hand-made in the Netherlands. Big, heavy, indestructible and simply charming. Great either for promotion or really heavy work. We have standard models or can modify them to your needs.
Please note that these trikes are really big and heavy (350cm long, 125kg+). They are thus only suitable for essentially flat terrain such as in Holland.
Uses-
Heavy load hauling, promotion, delivery, house moving, rental.
Load capacity-
300kg (yes, 300kg!)
Box 180 x 90 cm (71 x 35 inch)
Key specs-
  • Massive 26" transporter wheels.
  • Single-speed with fixed gear (pedals backwards too)
  • Giant, hand operated drum brake
  • Solid mahogany cargo box on leaf springs
  • Sealed industrial bearings throughout
  • Motorcycle drive chain and steel chain cover
Options-
  • 8 speed gearing & hydraulic rear rim brake
  • Canopy
  • Flat or curved lid, fixed or hinged
  • Bisonyl box cover
  • Custom build-up for your business needs

Monday, September 6, 2010

Legless orphan bikes to help others - CNN

Tour de Troit is September 25th

About

The Tour de Troit is a bike ride that explores some of the city’s historic areas, takes in many of its most breathtaking sights, and provides bicyclists a unique opportunity to legally “take over” the streets of the Motor City.
The 2009 TdT attracted a record number of cyclists — over 2,000! — and raised over $20,000 towards the Corktown-Mexicantown Greenlink, a planned series of bike lanes and off-road pathways that will connect the neighborhoods of Corktown and Mexicantown to each other and to the Detroit River.
The 2010 ride is set for September 25. Registration is available at tdt.eventbrite.com. The cost is $30 per rider ($25 for students) and includes a tee-shirt if registration is confirmed prior to September 7. The price goes up on September 15. Because this event may sell out, on-site registration may not be available.
The Southwest Detroit Business Association sponsors the TdT to raise awareness of biking as a mode of transportation; to publicize the growing greenways network in the City of Detroit and all of Southeastern Michigan; and to raise funds for Corktown-Mexicantown Greenlink, which will be constructed in 2011.
Once again, the TdT is offering riders two options. The first — and primary — will be a leisurely ride of 30 miles with police escort that takes off at 10 a.m. from Roosevelt Park, located at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and 14th Street.
The second option is intended for extremely experienced cyclists. It is a metric century (62 miles) that will not include police escort and will take off at 9:00 a.m. from Roosevelt Park.
Both rides will be sweeper- and SAG-supported.
2010 TdT sponsors include Miller Canfield, Team Detroit, Savor Southwest, Slow’s Bar-B-Q, Audio Rescue Team, Vitamin Water, Wheelhouse Detroit Bike Shop, Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance, Whole Foods Market, The Hub of Detroit, Arbor Brewing Company, New Center Council, Detroit Bikes!, Kem 3D, Moo Moo’s Vegetarian Cuisine and Great Lakes Coffee.

Bike to Oink 09062010

Highlights
13 riders
30 miles total
Hills Market Hog Roast
Stauf's Coffee in Grandview

COP-Covered Bridge Tour 2010


 
Date: Saturday September 11, 2010
Start Time: 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Notes: 26th Covered Bridge Tour - Budget Tour
Saturday, September 11th 7:00-9 a.m.
Cyclist Connection, 200 Cemetery Rd., Canal Winchester, OH. Roads will be marked and maps provided. 45, 55, 95, 105 options. Budget Tour. $2 member, $4 non-member.
Robert Allen rdavisallen AT earthlink.net 614-866-8698
Suzanne Birk sbirk AT infosaic.com





Tuesday Night Ride Recap - 08/31/10

Highlights
25 riders
20 miles
North through Clintonville
West through UA
Stopped at roll: to checkout the store on Lane Ave. We parked in back and a guy had his mountain bike stolen from the front of the store by someone who was looking for an upgrade.
South to Bono Pizza, who opened up for us special.

Cyclepassion Calendar for 2011 has been released. Oh my...



Sunday, September 5, 2010

2010 Bike the C-Bus WINNING RAFFLE NUMBERS ARE POSTED on website

WINNING RAFFLE NUMBERS ARE POSTED - 


Please contact me at rgeorge@bikethecbus.com to arrange pickup/delivery.