March 25, 2010
So Much Bike Stuff Going On In and Around The Valley!
Once again, our good friend Eric Lundgren has opened the floodgates of bike related information for the area. Check out all the great information listed here! Thanks Eric!
You know spring is here when we start getting multiple bike events on the same day! Choice and even some crowding on the weekend schedule is welcome news indeed.
And even more welcome was US Secretary of Transportation Ray Lahood’s important national policy change, which you may have seen already: “Today, I want to announce a sea change. People across America who value bicycling should have a voice…This is the end of favoring motorized transportation at the expense of non-motorized.”
Friday, March 26th – B on B
West Salem commuters, we’ll be on Water Street across from the A.C. Gilbert House, right where the bike path off-ramp from the Center Street Bridge merges with Water Street and Riverfront Park. For complete info see the Breakfast Blog!
Thanks to our sponsors for their continued support. We couldn’t do it without them!
Cascade Baking Company
Coffee House Cafe
LifeSource Natural Foods
Salem Bicycle Club
Willamette University Sustainability Council
Mechanics from Santiam Bicycle will also be providing free quick checks – derailleur adjustment, chain lube, and tire inflation.
Sunday, March 28th – Kidical Mass
The second Kidical Mass ride starts at Faye Wright School at 1pm. Bring your noise makers! Kazoos, maracas, bells, tambourines, homemade & otherwise. For complete details see Kidical Mass Salem.
Monday, March 29th (Meetings also on April 5 & 6) –
Neighborhood Center Mixed Use Zoning Meetings
Learn about a new zoning concept for walkable neighborhoods. Make sure bikes are accommodated!
Thursday, April 1st – Vision 2020 Open House
You’re invited to a Vision 2020 Open House. Learn more about sharrows, new bicycle signage along Chemeketa street and the Union St. Railroad Bridge, and the other projects that are part of the Vision 2020 project.
Saturday, April 3rd – Capital Cup Criterium
Willamette University brings bike racing back to the Capitol!
Saturday, April 3rd – Beginning Mountain Bike Ride
Santiam Bicycle leads an introduction to mountain biking at Silver Falls.
Wednesday, April 7th – Vision 2020 Bike/Ped Group
The Vision 2020 Bicycle and Pedestrian Workgroup meets the first Wednesday of the month.
Monday, April 12 – City Council
Council meets and on the agenda is scheduled to be the first round of crossing improvements funded by Keep Salem Moving Bond. These are mainly pedestrian crossings, but some of them are on significant bikeways and all of them promote traffic calming generally.
Tuesday, April 20th – MWVBTA Meeting
The Mid-Willamette Valley chapter of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance meets the third Tuesday of the month. Check the Breakfast Blog for agenda, location, and time.
Sunday, April 25th – Monster Cookie
It’s time to start thinking about the first major ride of the season! The course is flat with a few rolling hills takes riders from the Capitol over back roads to Champoeg State Park and back to Salem. You can register here!
Sunday, April 25th – Kidical Mass
The third Kidical Mass ride!
Friday, April 30th – Breakfast on Bikes
B on B moves to Mission & Winter.
All May – Walk+Bike Challenge Month
Register your school for Walk+Bike Challenge month! This statewide event is a friendly competition that encourages students to walk and bike to school for the whole month of May. In 2009, 60 schools and over 4,000 individuals participated in the event.
Saturday, May 15 – Union St. RR Bridge scheduled to reopen!