Friday, January 28, 2011

Share the light

I just saw this great idea in a letter to the editor in Bicycling magazine:

"Next time you upgrade your equipment, carry the old light in your jersey pocket or car -- and help someone else get home safely. There are plenty of folks who commute on bikes, often at non-daylight hours, and can't afford lights. On one morning ride, I passed a guy riding to work. He asked me where he could get a taillight like mine. I passed the same guy on my way home, and thought about an unused light I had. I went home, got it and caught up to him. He put it to use immediately."

Friday, January 14, 2011

Bicycle Dreams movie free showing

Reposting this from the forums for Bill Gillette:

Hey everybody, I'm Bill Gillette, leader of the local recumbent bicycle club and owner of Edge Recumbents, one of Tennessee's only bicycle manufacturersWe will be having a FREE screening of the movie 'Bicycle Dreams' the documentary on the Race Across America this Saturday night, Jan. 15 at PIPS Technology, 804 Innovation Drive, Knoxville. It is off of Dutchtown.There will be a potluck dinner at 6pm with the movie afterwards. Anybody who loves bicycling is invited, we just ask that you bring some type of covered dish or refreshment (non-alcohol...).

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Way to go, Farragut!

The Town of Farragut is on the verge of requiring bike racks as part of new development. Seems like a simple thing to ask for, yet they would be the first in our area to make this part of their development codes. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting to adopt this is at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 13 at the Town Hall. It would be great if bicyclists were there to show support for this. So far there hasn't been any opposition but I would imagine it's quite possible that naysayers would show up at the last minute.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Bicycle Program Meeting

Are you interested in helping with the Bicycle Program's education and encouragement events and programs? These include things like bike rodeos for kids, awareness campaigns for motorists, Bike Month, and much more. We're meeting next Tuesday, Jan 11 at noon in the City-County Building (400 Main St, 4th floor). We'll buy you lunch! Please let me know by this Thursday (Jan 6) if you plan to attend. I can also send you some background information before the meeting.