When: Wednesday, November 16 · 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Cass & Connor’s house, 131 15th St. S, La Crosse, WI
If you are passionate about bicycling and want to see more people riding bikes in our community then read on and come join us to learn more.
More and more people are riding bicycles these days and that is a really great thing but there are still people that do not have bicycles or have not discovered that the bicycle is a great form of everyday transportation. The bike coop will work to make owning a bicycle for transportation easy and affordable. We will refurbish donated bicycles for both kids and adults and get them into the hands of people who need them. We also hope to create a classroom to offer classes and to give other local groups a place to hold classes and bicycle related activities as well. Plus there will be a big bicycle “culture” component to the organization. Yes it will work and be some work, but it will also be great gobs of fun!!
We will be using the Milwaukee Bike Collective as our inspiration:http://bikecollective.org/
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DRBC is now listed on VolunteerMatch.org. This will give us more visibility to those searching for volunteer opportunities related to bicycling. Also, some companies have a “Dollars for Doers” program that gives employees the ability to have grant money donated to their favorite non-profit organization.
The City of Onalaska, Wi submitted an application for Bicycle Friendly Status in the last round of the League of American Bicyclists (LAB), Bicycle Friendly Community program. We are sorry to report that they did not receive this recognition but did receive and honorable mention. We hope for the opportunity to work with the city on achieving this status in the future, as well as working on Complete Streets. If your community is interested in applying the DRBC would be happpy to help.
The LAB has also just released the latest annual ranking of Bicycle Friendly States. This year Wisconsin slip from the number 2 spot to number 3, main based on the efforts of Maine, who was in a close 3 place last year and moved to number 2 this year. Wisconsin had held the number 2 spot for the past three years. Minnesota maintain its numbe 4 ranking for the second year in row. For more information on the program and on the scoring of the individual states go the LAB program website here.
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It was another great Bike to Work Week in the Driftless Region this year. Community support and participation was up and it seemed that there were a lot more people out on their bikes than ever. With an expanded schedule this year, we worked managed tohold events in three communities and look forward to reaching out to even more next year! Read all about the great events that went on last week and find out who won the coveted Golden Helmet awards this year. Read More…
Once again May is here and that means it is Bike Month. For the DRBC that means that Bike to Work week is just around the corner. This year Bike to Work Week kicks of on Saturday May 14, 2011 and goes all week long till the closing celebration on Friday the 20th.
Here are some highlights of events this year:
- Bike to Worship
- Three ride with the Mayor events
- Neighborhood bike tours
- Bicyclist Block party with live music
- Closing celebration with live music
- Golden Helmet Awards
For more details and a full events list visit out Bike to Work Website at www.driftlessbicycle.org/biketowork