Showing posts from July 26, 2009

Dawes Arboretum Ride


After two days of intense packing that resulted in our two bikes and our trailer being stuffed into two very duct-taped boxes, we made it to Port Columbus and are waiting to a flight to.....Minneapolis? Yeah, that's right. ... the blog is here... follow their antics.

Everyone Bikes (or should) - Bike Share Program is here in Columbus

Image is an experiment designed to help communities create bike shares through retailer and advertiser partnerships. Our retailers provide the bikes to riders via a simple transaction. Riders can take a bike, run errands, visit the various retailers throughout our neighborhood, stop and enjoy food/drink/shopping and return the bike for others to enjoy. Super. Simple. Our pilot here in the Short North community of Columbus, OH will evolve over time but our goal today is to prove that communities can provide a safe, cost-effective transportation alternative cooperative to communities. Eventually, we'd like to move beyond the Short North and have communities throughout the US adopt our idea. Want to do a bike-share in your community? Take our idea and make it yours. And keep us posted on how things work out. the site is here... sign up to get your bike on!

Council Bill Requires Buildings to Let Bikes In - NYC

Council Bill Requires Buildings to Let Bikes In By J. DAVID GOODMAN Cubicles around the city may be getting a little rounder now that the City Council has approved a bill requiring commercial building owners and managers to provide access for bicycles. The law passed on Wednesday with a vote of 46 to 1, with Councilman Erik Martin Dilan of Brooklyn voting no. It takes effect in 120 days and requires buildings with freight elevators to allow employees to bring their bikes upstairs. “It shall be assumed that if a freight elevator is available for carrying freight, it is available for carrying bicycles,” the law reads. Originally introduced by Councilman David Yassky in 2004, the access law has long been a goal of the cycling community and some on the Council. Lack of parking is the most common reason cited by New Yorkers for not biking to work, surveys by the city’s Planning Department have found. “I believe that we have to be very aggressive in promoting alternative transportation in th

Saturday Dawes Ride

Saturday 9:00 a.m. from Jefferson Community Park on Clark State east of Reynoldsburg New Albany Rd. Alternate start from Pataska for those who want a shorter trip. Lunch at Clark's dinner. 52 miles more or less plus loop in the arboretum.

Mad River Ride Report

I was invited by a friend up to the Mad River Ski area for a bicycle ride. Two rides were planned for the day, one at 10am and one at 1:30pm. We headed northwest and looped back to Mad River for the first, skirting Bellefontaine, along the way. 26.5 miles and we averaged 17mph. We ate some lunch and hung out waiting for more riders. The second ride was to the southeast and featured three covered bridges. We had around 25 people for the second ride. We rode about 25 miles and I averaged 16mph over the ride. It was a great day in the saddle, and I met a bunch of great people.

Mad River Ride Pics

Community Ties Ride - review by Brett Allen

Had an interesting adventure Saturday doing the Community Ties Ride put on by Delaware County Friends of the Trail. Got up at 5am and first thing, checked weather radar. No red blobs in rain predicted until late in the day...dispensed with my rain gear and left strap-on fenders at home. Rode up to the start point at Freeman Rd & Rt 3. But what was that big thunderhead doing coming in from the west? Shortly after 7am a heavy storm broke. I laid low for 40 minutes and started out at 8am. It was still sprinkling, the roads were wet, but no downpours for the time being. Overall an enjoyable 33 miles to the first snack stop. This ride was well supported and the route was well marked and easy to follow. Up toward the top of Alum Creek Reservoir a bunch of cars were stopped. People were checking out a bald eagle nest with chicks out on the water. The ride continued into Delaware to the Breakaway Bike Shop where there were more goodies to eat and repairs if you needed any. At t