May 032020
 

Bike Month Logo

It’s National Bike Month — time for a full month of celebrating bikes.
So Many Reasons to Ride!

You and I know, bicycling makes life better. It makes us healthier and it makes us happier, two things that are always good for us and that are even more important in 2020.

In 2020, we’re doing National Bike Month a little differently than our usual Bike to Work Week (which has been postponed until September). Starting today, the League encourages everyone to get on a bike, go for a ride, and share the joy online together. 

For the 31 days in May, #BikesUnite us. Whether you’re riding for fun, fitness or with family, or taking essential trips to work or shop, you are part of a movement for safer streets, connected communities, a healthier planet, and happier people. 

Share photos of your solo or family rides on social media using #BikesUnite and share the joy biking brings you. By sharing your “reason to ride” on social media and encouraging friends and family across the country to go by bike, we can experience the joy of biking together even as we shelter at home apart.

Learn more about the League of American Bicyclists

[from League of American Bicyclists May newsletter]

Sep 242019
 

Bicyclist+Mag+CoverIf you’re a member of the League of American Bicyclists, you should have recently received the print edition of “American Bicyclist” the magazine in your mailbox. If you’re not yet a member, the magazine is now online and available to read and share with your friends. The Summer 2019 edition covers topics like:  Advocacy in Action and how your support helps us make biking better for all Americans, and The Bright Future of Bike Clubs: a checklist for leaders.  The League has also shifted its strategic focus to being more inclusive and adding value across our diverse communities. Specifically,

              • Positioning bicycling as something that helps others achieve their health, sustainability, and economic goals.
              • Serving, relating to and adding value to the entire population—across America’s diverse communities.
              • Leading and building partnerships inside and outside bicycling communities.
              • Empowering policymakers with an understanding of the inherent value of Bicycle Friendly Communities.

Love what you see? Join the League and get on their mailings.

May 262019
 

Bike Co-op Sign BoardA fundraiser for the West Bloomington Revitalization Project Bike Co-Op and Tool Library, hosted by Keg Grove Brewing Company, will take place at the Brewery on Sunday, June 9, from noon to 8:00 p.m.  All tips for the day go to the Tool Library and Co-Op. Keg Grove Brewing logo

Twång, Bruce Bergethon and Rockin’ Tom Ricker, will provide the music. There will be merchandise for purchase, including a tantalizing variety of WBRP, Co-Op, Tool Library, Book Bike t-shirts and ever-cool, black Twångtees.

Please come and help us support the great work done by WBRP’s  Tool Library and Bike Co-Op and tell a friend. Thanks to all at Keg Grove for hosting the event!

Aug 232018
 

Bike Friendly Community Survey BannerThe Town of Normal recently submitted an application to be re-designated as a “Bike Friendly Community” by the League of American Bicyclists.  The League requires the Town to solicit feedback from local bicycle enthusiasts and stakeholders. Please consider taking 10 minutes (yes, it is a little long, but worth it) to contribute your thoughts.

To understand the BFC requirements and benefits, it is helpful to review what the Normal is already doing as well as the BFC award criteria (some excellent ideas here!).

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/app_BFC_FA18

Deadline for submissions is Sept. 20, 2018.

If you have any questions about the BFC process, please contact Mercy Davison, Normal Town Planner, at mdavison@normal.org or (309) 454-9590. Thanks for your support of making bikeable Normal! RB

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