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Students are back at our local campuses--please ride and drive carefully!

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SAVE THE DATE: Pedal for Paws will be this Sunday, August 27th at Presque Isle State Park--a fundraising ride for the ANNA Shelter and the Humane Society of NWPA. Details below!

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Congratulations to Erie Insurance for making this national list again as a Bicycle Friendly Business! Information below about how to apply if you would like to see your business recognized too.

Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognizes 60 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses. They join nearly 1,400 businesses in all 50 states and the District of Columbia that have earned the BFB designation since 2008.
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BikeErie just received a message from an international exchange student (college level) who would like to rent a bicycle for the semester. Anyone able to accommodate this request or have a recommendation for where the student can buy one inexpensively or borrow one?

ADVOCACY OPPORTUNITY: The Rails to Trails Conservancy is asking for your vote to select this presentation for the 2018 SXSW (South by Southwest) conference that typically features new music, new technology and new ideas. Check out this animation on the transformative power of "complete streets". So, vote for complete streets below, and tell us how we can promote this idea right here in Erie.

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

BIG news: We have a chance to share our message—that trails transform places—with the world at the 2018 SXSW! Help others imagine what’s possible as transportat...ion needs change and communities adapt, putting trails at the heart of communities. Vote for our panel with GirlTrek: Healthy Black Women and Girls, America Walks and Chris Leinberger from The George Washington Universityrtc.li/SXSW-Trails

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: BikeErie could use 2-4 people for the bike valet stand just outside the entrance gate for this week's 8 Great Tuesdays concert at Liberty Park. This week's act is Rick Magee and the Roadhouse Rockers! Sign up on our doodle poll here:

https://beta.doodle.com/poll/twsxm7mda5cugkwx#table

Rick Magee and the Roadhouse Rockers performing their original song "Devil Woman".
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SUNDAY ESSAY: A back-to-school look at the positive impact of cycling on young people with ADHD, and the school-based research project that is now taking place across the country.

Riding for Focus is based on the bike company’s founder’s experiences using biking to help clear his mind, an experience the company is now bringing to schools around the country.
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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: The Erie Philharmonic is looking for a few cyclists to serve as course riders for its signature fundraiser next Saturday, August 26th--the Beat Beethoven 5K, starting from Perry Square, with a free concert following. Contact Jessica Flock to participate: jflock@eriephil.org

Beethoven Street Fair
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The entire Lake Erie CycleFest Slow Roll starting line stunt is caught on film--see the Clown Car Challenge here!

Getting ready for the eclipse🌑 on Monday?! Here are 13 stellar rail-trails where you can watch it happen!

#Eclipse2017 | National Park Service | Esri | NASA Sun Science

On Aug. 21, Americans will have an opportunity to take in the astral beauty of a total solar eclipse! Thanks to data provided by NASA and the...
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Here's what health care reform looks like in Belgium.

More than 400,000 Belgians received a cycling indemnity for using their bike to get to work. In total, some 93 million euros have been paid.
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Here is the route for tonight. Weather permitting, we'll meet at 6 pm in the usual spot in Perry Square, across from Coconut Joe's at the bike rack. After the ride, we'll go out for fellowship, dinner, and beverages if you'd like to join us. Hope to see you there!

Copy of Slow Roll - Bayfront Path/Marina
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A reminder that Slow Roll Erie is weather-dependent--this brave group made it through a break in the raindrops two weeks ago. If it's clear tonight, Slow Roll will meet at the artistic bike rack on the West side of Perry Square at 6:00 p.m. The pace is meant to be inclusive of all riders, and there is an optional social gathering afterwards. Cross your fingers for tonight!

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SAVE THE DATE: The 18th annual Ride for the Refuge takes place on Labor Day--Sept. 4th with routes of 25K, 50K or 50 miles and 100 miles. Register by August 23rd for a discounted rate + t-shirt.

Ride for The Refuge is a charity bicycle ride on Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 1, 2014) benefitting The Refuge, EUMA's emergency homeless shelter for families with children. The Ride features scenic tours of various lengths at each of our two event locations: Shades Beach in East Erie County and Albion F...
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SAVE THE DATE: Pedal PGH is Sunday, August 27th. Registration discount available until midnight tonight!

Participate in the region's largest bicycle ride! Join us Sunday, August 27 for UPMC Health Plan PedalPGH. This casual, fun ride that exposes people of all ages and fitness levels to the neighborhoods, parks, bridges, and geography that make Pittsburgh so unique. REGISTRATION INCLUDES: Limited edit...
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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: The Erie Philharmonic would like to have about a dozen riders along the route for its annual Beat Beethoven 5K race / 1M walk on Saturda...y, August 26th. To sign up, contact Donor Relations Manager, Jessica Flock, at jflock@eriephil.org. Live concert in Perry Square following. Or, if you would like to participate in the race / walk, registration information is below.

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The Erie Philharmonic brings Beethoven back to downtown Erie to compete in their annual Beat Beethoven 5k and 1 Mile Walk on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Join the Philharmonic musicians, Conductor Daniel Meyer, and eager Erie racers for a LIVE performance of Beethoven's 5th Symphony and concert in the...
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