Showing posts from September 5, 2010


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 DESCRIPTION The 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. read more...

Phantom Canyon Film

Summit on Sustainability & the Environment - October 5, 2010

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 here for both events, or visit  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 y

New fatality data released - via LAB site

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) National Center for Statistics and Analysis has released new fatality 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. read more...

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 Manufacture

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 . 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 greenwa

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  614-866-8698 Suzanne Birk sbirk AT

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...

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

WINNING RAFFLE NUMBERS ARE POSTED -  Find out if you won here... Please contact me at to arrange pickup/delivery.