Monday, April 21, 2014

Lots of bike events coming in Vermont!

From the VBPC
Please note the following upcoming events that involve the VT Bike/Ped Coalition:

April 22 (Tuesday)--Earth Day Celebration at the Hunger Mountain Coop in Montpelier.  Pick up free copies of the VT State Bikeways map, Share the Road bumper stickers, bicycle commuters guides, collision cards, and much more.  The VBPC table will be staffed from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm.  For more info, 

May 4 (Sunday)--Covered Bridges bicycle ride.  Choice of 23, 30, and 36 mile routes.  Gathering time is 9:45 am at the Wheeler Lot in Dorset Park, South Burlington.  Rolling hills, a chance to visit as many as four covered bridges, and a stop at the Old Brick Store in Charlotte.  Co-sponsored with the Green Mountain Bicycle Club.  For more info, contact:

May 6 through May 27 (4 consecutive Tuesdays), 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm--Boomer Bike Ride series.  Classroom instruction in safety, shifting gears, bike fitting, tire changing, and much more plus easy, guided bicycle rides for those age 50+ who want to build their confidence and skills.  Montpelier Senior Activity Center.  Instruction provided by VBPC.  Pre-registration required.  For more info, contact   

May 10 through May 31 (4 consecutive Saturdays)--Bike to Brunch series.  Break bread with kindred spirits!  Participate in a guided bike ride to a different cafe each week.  Gather at the tennis courts at Montpelier High School at 10:00 am.  Destinations will be:  Red Hen Bakery and Cafe in Middlesex (12 miles round trip) on May 10; Postal Cafe in Worcester (18 miles round trip) on May 17; Maple Valley in Plainfield (22 miles round trip) onMay 24; and On the Rise in Richmond (60 miles round trip) on May 31.  Bikes should be in good mechanical condition.  Helmets are mandatory.  Rain cancels.  For more info, contact

May 12 (Monday)--Safety Forum targeting Windsor and Windham Counties, organized by VTrans.  Town Hall, Bellows Falls.  7:30 am to 3:00 pm.  Among many presenters, the VBPC will discuss bike/ped training for law enforcement officers and drivers' ed students.  For more info, contact

May 16 (Friday)--Safety Day, organized by VTrans, National Life HQ in Montpelier.  7:00 am to 2:30 pm.  VBPC will have an exhibit table and will offer sessions on helmet fitting, two minute bike check, and more.  For more info, contact 

May 21 (Wednesday)--Ride of Silence.  Annual ride to remember bicyclists killed or injured in crashes with motor vehicles.  12-mile, round-trip ride conducted in silence at a respectful pace.  Bicyclists will be provided black and red armbands to wear.  Meet at the state house steps in Montpelier at 5:30 pm.  For more info, contact

Additional events can be found at the VBPC web site:  As you bicycle, walk, and/or drive in the coming months, please remember to behave safely, legally, and courteously toward all roadway users.  And thank you for supporting the VBPC.

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