Bicycle Benefits program continues to grow

After a recent visit from the program’s founder, Bicycle Benefits is continuing to grow in the Rogue Valley. Ian Klepetar, originally from Saratoga Springs, NY, spent two days visiting local businesses and inviting them to participate by offering a discount to customers who arrive by bicycle. There are currently 18 businesses signed up, with several …

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Go by Bike Week is May 13 – 19

I (Nathan) have a special place in my heart for May bike promotions. Growing up, I rode to school on occasion, but my first time riding for transportation as an adult was Bike to Work Day 2002. I had just started an internship in the newsroom of the public radio station in Louisville, KY, and …

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The 2013 National Bike Summit

I had the good fortune to attend the National Bike Summit, hosted by the League of American Bicyclists in Washington D.C. on March 4 – 6th of this year, thanks to sponsorships from ODOT Transit and Travel Oregon.  This annual conference brings together bicycle advocates, “advocrats” (those of us in the government working to promote …

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A Scenic Bikeway for Southern Oregon?


Have you heard of the Oregon Scenic Bikeways program?  Are you wondering why the map is blank in Southern Oregon?  After all, we do have some of the best biking in the state, right?  Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (State Parks) has opened the application process and Jackson County Parks, with support from the Ashland …

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Weigh in on active transportation projects

The current connection between Highway 62 and the Greenway in Medford. Jackson County and ODOT think we can do better.

Until January 31, ODOT is requesting public input on the 155 projects seeking funding under a current active transportation grant program. The combined Transportation Enhancements and Bicycle/Pedestrian program represents approximately $8.5 million in funding, and applicants have requested about $50 million statewide. The public input survey on ODOT’s website asks where you live, and shows you …

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The Big Idea: bicycle boulevards and cycle tracks

A bicycle boulevard in Berkeley, California.

The Southern Oregon Active Transportation Summit in October drew over 100 attendees from four Southern Oregon counties for a day of presentations and networking. One highlight of the event was the “Big Idea” session. Prior to the event, organizers asked attendees to submit their Big Idea for advancing active transportation in Southern Oregon. During the …

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We owe updates on several items, so here they are: Spinlister, which we highlighted back in the summer, is now up and running in beta. The site provides a way for individuals and businesses to offer their bicycles for rent–and for individuals to find bicycle to rent. The site is now operational across the US, …

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Bike to Britt for the Wilco show, September 25th

Bike to Britt logo lo-res

Britt Festivals and RVTD present “Bike to Britt” for the Wilco show on September 25th. Staff will provide free valet parking for bikes at the covered parking area beside the library at 340 West C Street, right on the Britt trolley route. The first 16 concertgoers to RSVP can reserve a $5.00 concession stand certificate and …

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Grants Pass Sunday Parkways: Sunday 9/30

GP Sunday Parkways flyer

Sunday Parkways Participation Letter (Use the link above to view the participation letter, and click on the flyer image at right to view the event flyer.) The Sunday Parkways Planning Committee invites you to participate in the first Grants Pass Sunday Parkways event on September 30, 2012 from 11 am to 4pm. The event known …

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Bicycle Benefits Program

Bicycle Benefits logo

Bicycle Benefits is a nationwide progressive bicycling program designed to reward individuals and businesses for their commitment to cleaner air, personal health, and the use of pedaling energy in order to create a more sustainable community. The program’s continual growth decreases parking demand, increases helmet use, and improves cyclists’ safety and health by putting more …

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