While Erie is hoping to build a stronger network of bicycle paths, there are organizations across the US that are building a network of trails throughout the nation and in regional clusters. Learn more about the US Bicycle Route System and the work of Adventure Cycling here.
From 1981 to 2017 - the U.S. Bicycle Route System has come a long way in 36 years. Adventure Cycling Association is the only organization dedicated to coordinat...ing development of this national network, and we couldn't do it without our many local and state partners, as well as American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). Thanks to all our partners and supporters! https://goo.gl/006yPf
SAVE THE DATES: The Erie Downtown Partnership held its annual meeting this morning, and announced the dates and locations for this summer's block parties. New this year: the block parties will take place in our downtown parks, where the City and other partners have invested heavily in outdoor improvements. Local establishments will still serve as block party hosts. Note that the August 10 date coincides with the Lake Erie CycleFest weekend, and our special Slow Roll ride with an emphasis on Erie's cultural assets. That ride will end in Perry Square for the block party!
Who says the coolest gadget out there is a fidget-spinner? Not when you have gear like this!
PACIFIC HANDCYCLE FOR SALE (asking $950) 7-speed internal hub and a 250 pound weight limit with 3 new puncture resistant tires. Great for riding in flat areas such as Presque Isle State Park, the Ernst Trail, Oil Creek Trail, and Allegheny River Trail. This bike is for people with limited or no use of their legs, complete with seatbelt and ankle straps. Contact Heather Laskos.
Want to support BikeErie and have a great day out at Presque Isle? The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community will take place on Saturday, June 3rd, and your participation can raise money for one of several local non-profits including BikeErie! Register below
Training tips to stay strong and stretched:
SNEAK PREVIEW: You know that crazy clown car gag--the one where more and more people get out of a tiny vehicle than you ever thought possible? One of the group rides during the Aug. 10-13 Lake Erie CycleFest weekend will feature a uniquely Erie variation of this, but on bicycles and without the creepy clown costumes. Stay tuned to learn how you can participate!
NOT ONE, BUT TWO features in today's Erie Times-News about cycling--the front of the Living Section on infrastructure advocacy, and the Sports section's profile of upcoming events. Thanks to writer, Pat Bywater & photographer, Greg Wohlford for their efforts.
SUNDAY ESSAY: Erie made it onto this map, and much of this article describes us to a tee--and describes why we are particularly ripe for more bicycle infrastructure. "The largest share of bicycle commuters is found in smaller and medium-sized metros, mainly college towns."
A little inspiration for an indoor kid to try a little more of the outdoor life.
Looking for something to do today? You can still register for Bike Around the Bay this morning at the Cookhouse Pavilion at Presque Isle, from 7:30-9:00 a.m. The weather will be perfect for riding: partly sunny, high '50's, and you'll support the work of a terrific organization, Environment Erie.