Monday, June 4, 2012

Bike to School in Florence Oregon HUGE SUCCESS!

 Siuslaw Elementary School Bikes to School

 May 18, 2012 was the second annual "Bike to School" day. Participants included parents, staff and 141 students.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Bike Train Portland

Like a cycling tsunami washing over North Portland in several waves, students (and parents) from Beach School showed, once again, just how inspiring and effective the local bike train movement has become.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Portland again nation's top bike-friendly city

To figure out the top 50 bike-friendly cities for 2012, the magazine "evaluated cities with populations of 95,000 or more, using data provided by the Alliance for Biking and Walking and the League of American Bicyclists, as well as input from local advocates and bike-ped coordinators," wrote Ian Dille.

In many circles, Bicycling's bike-friendly city rankings are considered

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Florence Oregon Cycling Town

Protect Funding for Sidewalks and Bikeways

 Decisions are Underway, Ask Congress to Protect Funding for Sidewalks and Bikeways
An overwhelming majority of Americans—including large majorities of both Democrats and Republicans—support federal funding for bicycling and walking.  It doesn’t have to be a partisan issue.

Take action here.

Senators and Representatives are meeting now to create a final transportation bill, and we need your help to protect the hard-fought Cardin-Cochran agreement.  Without this agreement, states will be able to use bicycling and walking funds towards more highway lanes.  Contact your Senators and Representatives today to ask them to preserve this bipartisan agreement so that communities can access funding for Safe Routes to School, bicycling and walking.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

Coast Radio Local News

Proven Link between fitness and productivity

If you haven’t ridden your bicycle in a while, this month would be a good time to get it out, dust it off, and put a couple miles on it. If you ride your bike every once in a while for recreation, Chris Wherity says why not ride it to work this month.

Chris Wherity – “Since the 1950s, May has been designated as Bike to Work Month. And that’s through the American League of Wheelmen.”

Wherity, the Cardiac Care Manager for Peace Harbor Hospital and actual State Cycle Cross Champ says there’s a natural connection between riding a bicycle to work and productivity.

Chris Wherity – “A reduction in sick days, you know more activity at work, you know clarity of the mind, etc. There’s just a lot of less stress involved with you being able to let off some steam before or after work or just being able to get some fresh air.”

Several area businesses have already signed up for the ‘Bike to Work’ challenge and there’s even a website set up where you can register your workplace or team and track your mileage.

Chris Wherity – “Bicycle Transportation Alliance dot com, Bicycle Transportation Alliance dot com. And that’s where we’re actually going to be documenting your community mileage on and there’s lots of information on that site.”

Wherity says this is the fifth year of observing Bike to Work Month in Florence and it has grown each year.