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.
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.
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 University ➤ rtc.li/SXSW-Trails
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:
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.
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: email@example.com
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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!
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!
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.
SAVE THE DATE: Pedal PGH is Sunday, August 27th. Registration discount available until midnight tonight!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Live concert in Perry Square following. Or, if you would like to participate in the race / walk, registration information is below.