The case for funding bike infrastructure in Democrats’ spending bills – Vox

It’s about climate change, public health and economic development.
— Read on www.vox.com/22671552/bike-infrastructure-funding

We have several Bikeway Projects proposed and timing is right for funding! Fingers crossed.

RideandWalk4Art 2022 Century

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100 miles, Short and steep Hill Climbs…Paloma, Stoney Creek, Gwin and Coal Mine, Pardee, and Hogan! The route starts in Valley Springs and cyclists ride near three West Calaveras County Lakes. The hill climbs offer views of Mt. Diablo in the Bay Area. Three route options, 25, 45 and Century. The Century hill climbs are out and back so, optional! You decide!

Ride support includes road safety signage, course arrows, radio communications, safety ambulance on site at start and end location. Four Rest Stops with fresh fruit, sandwiches, snacks and water. A post ride lunch features Barrel Chicken, pasta, salad, wine and beer, and desert.

Registration Opens in November 2021. For more information email, mlbcrob@gmail.com

Middle Bar Bridge Rest Stop

FROGTOWN BIKE RODEO FOR KIDS

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Inside Fairgrounds at Upper Stage Area

Got a kid who wants to ride a bicycle?

The Motherlode Bicycle Coalition and San Andreas CHP invite kids, ages 4-12 to learn how to ride a bicycle. Kids will learn basic riding skills: stop, turning, listening and watching for safe travel.

The Bike Rodeo location is inside the Fairgrounds at the upper stage area. The Fairgrounds Lawn will be available for learning how to balance and ride.Adult volunteers will assist kids with bike fit and helmet fit as well as bike handling. Bike sessions will be held at 9am-11am. No Reservation Required.

A parking fee is required to participate because the Bike Rodeo is being held during the first annual FROGTOWN BMX CLASSIC FESTIVAL. Parents, kids and families are invited to stay and watch BMX Bike Racing throughout the day!

Event Info

For more Bike Rodeo information call MLBC Chairperson, Rob Williams 209-273-8009or email at mlbcrob@gmail.com

If you build it, they will come, but more will come if you encourage them!

CalBike Executive Director Dave Synder just completed the long awaited bike riding tourism report, “Promoting Safe Bicycle Travel Opportunities for Bicycle Tourism and Economic Development.” It’s a fascinating report of a study that included input from cyclists and cycling groups in Northern California.

Made possible by a Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant funded by Senate Bill 1,

this report examines safety improvements to California roads and rights-of-way. It also offers tips on how best to support bicyclists and bicycle tourism in the state, specifically in the focus areas of San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Calaveras and Alpine counties.

The report identifies possible projects that encourage and support the increase of bicycling from the Central Valley to the High Sierra. The proposed projects offer a broad cross section of opportunities to encourage bicycling for residents and visitors, from new multi-mile trails linking recreational destinations, to easily-installed supportive amenities like bicycle racks, repairs stations, and wayfinding signage.

For a full report read https://www.bikevalleytosierra.com/finalreport

Promoting Safe Bicycle Travel

The Interregional Bike Riding Report prepared by CalBike examines bike riding tourism as an economic opportunity. The report was funded by a Caltrans Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant. Local civic leaders, business owners, tourism and economic agencies can use this report to build on current bike riding conditions. The report looks at five Showcase Bike Riding areas, four Signature Bikeway Projects, and presents an analysis of the economic benefits of encouraging bike tourism.

https://www.bikevalleytosierra.com/finalreport

This report provides tools and resources to help communities, residents, businesses, and stakeholders consider an approach to economic development that is inclusive and supportive of active transportation. As one resident put it, “we have many of the pieces in place already – we just need to put them together.” It is our hope that this plan will repre- sent the first of many efforts to develop a robust, equitable, and community-supported approach to bicycle tourism.

Photo Courtesy of Ray Prevost

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