Open Streets a success!

 

 

Click the link below to check out the Helena IR article that made the front page!

Open Streets event helps promote more bicycling, walking in Helena

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Emmett Forsythe, 2, rides his bike over a series of rollers arranged in the middle of Last Chance Gulch at the Open Streets event on Sunday. Riders were instructed to use their body weight, rather than a bike’s pedals, to cruise through the wooden ‘wave’ pattern. Photo Cred: Derek Brouwer Helena IR

 

Support the Centennial Trail by riding your bicycle to the Helena Brewer’s game on June 23rd. That’s right – it’s that simple!  For every person who rides their bicycle, Pacific Source and the Helena Brewers will donate $3 donate to the Centennial Trail.

There will be organized rides from the PacificSource Health Plans offices in the Great Northern Town Center to Kindrick Legion Field. Before the ride begins, fans will have the chance to win prizes, including a new bike from PacificSource. Brewers mascots Lewis and Clark will also be visiting.

Ales to Trails

Tonight is the Annual Ales to Trails at the Fairgrounds in support of the Centennial Trail.  Ride your bike and check it in with the bike valet who will keep an eye on it while you enjoy yourself at the event.  Bike Walk Helena t-shirts will also be available for sale.

Free Bike Valet Parking

Ride your bike and take advantage of the free bike valet parking at Community Monday at the Blackfoot next week and also Ales for Trails on May 17th.  There will also be free bike valet parking offered at the first Alive at Five on May 15th.  Ride your bike and make this a worthy effort for our volunteers!

Mile Swim to benefit Centennial Trail

Event details:

  • When: December 30
  • Where: Capital City Health Club (CCHC)
  • Time: Swim slots sign-up 7:40am-1:00pm 2 per lane
  • Sign-up: CCHC front desk beginning 12/6/12
  • Fee: $10 all proceeds go to the Centennial Trail
  • Two divisions: Fin/Pull Buoy and No Fins or other aids

Contact Peggy Stringer at 443-6628 or strpb@q.com to volunteer or for more information.

Bike Safety Video

Last week, the USA Pro Challenge bike race passed within 20 feet of our Colorado headquarters. A few days later, our community is still buzzing from the historic event, and pro bike racing remains on our minds.While safe roads matter to everyone on a bike, professional cyclists spend more time on them than almost anyone. These talented, world-class athletes may seem super-human at times, but they are human like any of us—vulnerable on the open road.

In our new video, Vulnerable on the Open Road, five professional U.S. cyclists reflect on their experiences with bicycle safety. The riders share their visions for better bicycling conditions and lessons for safer motorist-bicyclist interactions.

Even though these riders are the top 1% of bicyclists, their advice—slow down, be aware, don’t blow through red lights, build more infrastructure, get more people riding—applies to anyone who likes to enjoy the simple pleasure of a bike ride.

Take a moment to listen to their experiences and, next time you ride (or drive), carry their advice out on the road with you.

Safe riding,

The PeopleForBikes.org crew