Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas parade

Come help put the bike back in Christmas this Saturday with the Christmas Parade in Huntsville! Meet in lot K, across from the Post Office on Clinton Ave. Downtown about 11:30 AM. Decorate hour bike, decorate your bod. Route is a bit over two miles & very slow (walking speed) pace. Will be over by about 2:30 PM.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

this Sunday

Before the Vintage Ride, come down to the Seminole location of the Boys and Girls Club and pump up some tires. A large number of bikes have been donated to the Boys and Girls Club. These bikes are in great shape for the most part. Tires need pumped up to make sure they hold air. Some brakes need tightening, etc. We will start at 9 am and go until about 12 or 1. Come join us. The next dates for the Boys and Girls Club will be Sunday July 10th and July 24th if we need it. Archie needs to get all the bikes out of the location he has them in by early August.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Lucky Cat 2 Bicycle Scavenger Hunt

Lucky Cat 2 Bicycle Scavenger Hunt, a fundraiser to purchase bicycle locks for the Seminole Boys and Girls Club in Huntsville, AL. 
Start/Finish at Lowe Mill. $10 to ride, donations accepted from non-riders.
Registration from 6:00-6:45pm, scavenger hunt starts at 7pm.
Prizes from Chrome Messenger Bags, Scallywags Bikes and Coffee, and more.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mayor's Bike Ride

The 3rd annual Mayor's Bike Ride in Huntsville is this Saturday May 7th at 10am. Show up early to hear Microwave Dave and drink coffee from Scallywags. Registration starts at 9. There will be other vendors. Proceeds will go to the tornado victims.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Heartbrakes Alley Cat Birmingham

Great reason to get out of Huntsville

Friday, January 28, 2011

Critical Mass Tonight and more

Critical Mass SE Corner of Downtown meet @6:30 ride @ 7pm

Sunday Vintage Ride Meet @ 1:45 ride @ 2pm ( it leaves on time so don't be late) Huntsville Middle School

Polo and Tea 3pm Lincoln and Green

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

How Portland Is Planning to Become the First World-class Bike City in America

Portland may be the only large city to earn the League of American Bicyclists' coveted platinum status as a bicycle-friendly city, but they have even bigger plans.

It’s become a cliché that Portland is America’s most livable city, a hotbed for innovative ways to support green policies, public spaces, pedestrian amenities, transit, and, of course, bicycles.  In fact some people are growing weary (and the rest of us envious) of hearing about how great things are in Oregon’s largest city.

When it comes to bicycling, at least, the cliché is true. Today Portland sports the highest share of bicycle commuters (6-8 percent) of any large U.S. city.  It’s also the only large city to earn the League of American Bicyclists’ coveted platinum status as a bicycle-friendly city.
But Portland wasn’t born with bike lanes. “No one in the 1970s or ‘80s would have singled out Portland as a great town for biking,” admits city Bicycle Coordinator Roger Geller. Its current success is the result of 20 years of transportation planning with bikes in mind.
That knowledge makes the city pretty ambitious about what it can accomplish over the next 20 years.
Earlier this year, the city council unanimously approved the 2030 Bicycle Master Plan, which envisions Portland as “a world-class bicycling city” with three times the bikeways it has now.
Meanwhile, Metro, a government body elected by the entire metropolitan area, is enacting a plan to triple the number of people who bike over the next 30 years. Their goal is for 40 percent of all city and suburban trips of three miles or less to be done atop a bicycle by 2040.
“In some neighborhoods in Portland, 10-15 percent of people already bike each day,” notes Lake McTighe, manager of Metro’s Active Transportation Partnership, “which means that we could bemaking parts of Portland into a mini-Amsterdam or Copenhagen.”
I recently spent several days exploring Portland as part of a transportation workshop, sponsored by the Bikes Belong Foundation, for city officials from around the country. We wanted to find out what Portland could teach us about promoting biking in our own cities: Chicago, Houston, Seattle, Minneapolis, and Salt Lake City.