Cyclists still at risk from intentional car door opening

Monday, February 24, 2014

SEN. PETERSEN’S BIKE BILL DOORED BY HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE: DOES NOT SURVIVE RICHMOND, VA.- Today, Senator Chap Petersen’s bill to protect cyclists from suddenly opened car doors died an untimely death in House Transportation Subcommittee #2. The vote was 4-3. The bill (SB 225) was overwhelmingly passed by the Senate in a bipartisan vote. Members of […]

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General Assembly kills all bike safety bills

Monday, February 18, 2013

General Assembly kills all bike safety bills

All bike safety bills were killed in the Virginia House of Delegates but cyclists vow to return in 2014.  RICHMOND, VA– Today, the House of Delegates killed the last bicycle bill to come before the body in a vote of 55-42. The bill, SB1060 (Sen. Reeves, R-Fredricksburg) simply would have added bicycles to the list of vehicles […]

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Fourth Annual Mayor’s Bike Ride celebrates Bike Month

Monday, May 7, 2012

Fourth Annual Mayor’s Bike Ride celebrates Bike Month

There was some trepidation Saturday morning as light rain fell as cyclists began to gather at the Bennington Park parking lot to celebrate Bike Month. The threat of rain did not deter the hardy avid cyclists many of whom brought their children. Decorated spoke cards were waiting for kid’s bikes – a priority for youngsters […]

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Annual Mayor’s Bike Ride Saturday

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Annual Mayor’s Bike Ride Saturday

Mayor David Bowers will lead the annual Mayor’s Bike Ride on Saturday, May 1. The two and one-half mile trek will take bikers from 210 Reserve Avenue downtown to the Mayor’s Monument in Elmwood Park. The Event will start at 10:00 a.m. with the ride beginning at 10:30 a.m. sharp. Cyclists of all ages and […]

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reThink Roanoke summit draws a curious crowd

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

reThink Roanoke summit draws a curious crowd

Jeremy Holmes Program Director of RIDE Solutions and Beth Deel (myscoper.com)of New Years Eve bouncy-ball fame supported by Hank Bostwick Legal Aide attorney pulled together at least 70 people Tuesday evening at The Water Heater on 5th Street. Councilman Dave Trinkle and his wife Ann, Carter Turner the Democratic opponent who failed in his bid for Delegate […]

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First Ciclovia in Downtown Roanoke Draws All Ages

Sunday, August 2, 2009

First Ciclovia in Downtown Roanoke Draws All Ages

Streets were blocked off in downtown while cyclists, skateboarders, rollerbladers and a few hula hoopers took over Jefferson Street. Young Tristan Sanson of Salem with his father Jesse and Aunt Kaitlyn DeForest were wrapping up the morning event. Tristan is pictured left with helmet in hand about to call it a day. Ciclovia in Roanoke […]

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Tragedy – Brother of Sharebike Operator Killed While Cycling

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Cary, North Carolina resident Bruce Roser, 56,  brother of James Roser who operates Sharebike located in the corner of the Market building in downtown Roanoke was tragically killed during a 62-mile biking excursion. He collided with a vehicle in Apex. According to The News & Observer Bruce Roser was a retired IBM software engineer who […]

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“Rails with Trails” is a No-Brainer for Barbara Duerk – Video

Saturday, July 4, 2009

“Rails with Trails” is a No-Brainer for Barbara Duerk  - Video

What is “Rails With Trails?” Barbara Duerk will be glad to explain. She lobbied for her passion to Governor Tim Kaine as he was preparing for his Roanoke Greenway bike ride on Thursday morning. Anyone that knows Barbara knows of her outspoken advocacy for the Greenway, biking and walking trails. Barabara wants to see Roanoke become […]

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Governor Tim Kaine Praises “Clean and Green” Initiative – Video

Friday, July 3, 2009

Governor Tim Kaine Praises

In September 2006 the “Clean and Green” campaign was launched by Councilwoman and now Democratic candidate for the 17th District Gwen Mason. The business leaders jumped on board and under the leadership of Stan Breakell twelve of the largest employers in the city of Roanoke voluntarily joined the campaign. Stan Breakell of Breakell, Inc. said that the business […]

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Governor Tim Kaine Leads Bike Ride on Roanoke City Greenway – Video

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Governor Tim Kaine Leads Bike Ride on Roanoke City Greenway - Video

Governor Kaine arrived a few minutes after 10:00 AM this morning to a group of about 70 avid Roanoke City bikers from the very young to the mature. Mayor David Bowers participated in the bike ride as he did in the “Mayor’s Bike Ride” on May 2.  In May Dana Martin, Commonwealth Transportation board member presented […]

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Governor Tim Kaine visits Roanoke on Thursday & Will Bike the Greenway

Monday, June 29, 2009

Governor Tim Kaine visits Roanoke on Thursday & Will Bike the Greenway

From Babara Duerk: Governor Tim Kaine visits Roanoke, Virginia on Thursday, July 2, 2009.  At 10:00am Kaine will lead a bike ride on the Roanoke River Greenway.  Cyclists will ride 5 miles from the Wasena Park parking lot to the 13th Street Parking lot. Cyclists returning by bicycle to Wasena Park will ride a total […]

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Blue Ridge Bicycle Club Gives Helmets In Return for Pledge

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Blue Ridge Bicycle Club Gives Helmets In Return for Pledge

Barbara Duerk had no time to watch the entertainment at Washington Park’s Juneteenth Celebration Saturday. Come to think of it I did not see her with any food either. All I saw was a crowd around her tent as child after child was fitted with a bike helmet in return for a pledge to always wear […]

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