The Netherlands is widely recognized for having the highest cycling rates in the world. What’s not so well known is that the Dutch don’t bike so much because cycling is in their DNA. They do it because after the country started down the path toward car dependence, they made a conscious decision to change course. After many decades of deliberate policy to invest in cycling as a mode of transportation, the Netherlands has the most advanced bike infrastructure you’ll ever see.
The City of Los Angeles unveils their new “Give Me 3,” program. A series of new bike awareness posters designed by Geoff McFetridge. Visit the LA County Bicycle Coalition for more information. Wouldn’t this be amazing if new and future roads in richmond had a comfortable 3 feet for cyclist to ride in? Click on the link to see the new posters.
Howl at the full moon and celebrate the joy of cycling at the Anthem Moonlight Ride! Let your wild side show by decorating your bike and winning the best bike costume contest. There will also be prizes for the best decorative lights for your bike. The Moonlight Ride starts and finishes at the Sports Backers Stadium and features a short (9 miles) or longer (18 miles) route along Hermitage Road and Monument Avenue. A FREE concert awaits riders as they finish the ride. There will be activities before and after the ride including live music, food, exhibitors and interactive activities.
Come join in on the ride!
What a great concept promoting two amazing and complementing lifestyles! Bike across the country to promote local food! Check out the video above and if you absolutely have to buy a Pepsi, know that a portion of that is going to a good cause.
How cool is this!? What an incredible idea that actually happened! As a way to encourage bike commuting and improve safety for bicyclists on the road, London is opening a series of bike superhighways along important commuter routes in the city. The first two Barclays Cycle Superhighways just launched today to mark the beginning of what London Mayor, Boris Johnson, calls a “cycle revolution“. Painted a bold, bright blue, the cycle highways are 1.5 meters wide and they provide a safer space and more efficient routes for cyclists to travel.