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Bike Program Drives Down Food Waste by Sierra Club .. Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Nov 2010 3:21pm For many Americans, November begins a string of waistline-expanding holidays that make America's waste problem  (about 25% of our prepared food ends up in the garbage ) seem even more pronounced. So we were happy to learn that one Oregon company is keeping edibles out of the landfill and promoting healthy, green transportation at the same ... Read on »
The Green Bike Giveaway Program in Keene, NH by Dr. Larry W. Doctor of Philosophy Posted Sat 21 May 2011 3:42pm Everyone once in a while someone has a great idea AND makes it happen!  A fellow named Marcus (big hat in video) heads up the Green Bike program at Keene State College's Sustainability Project in the basement of Keddy Hall on campus.  Marcus and his crew of volunteers reconstruct old bikes and offer them up to the community...for free.  Takers ... Read on »
CDPH Rolls Out Employee BikeShare Program by CA Dept of Public Health Posted Thu 15 May 2014 3:54pm The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has six new reasons for employees to be more active: six bikes. Dr. Ron Chapman, CDPH director and state health officer, unveiled its employee BikeShare program on Bike to Work Day, Thursday, May 15. “I have a new prescription,” says Dr. C hapman. “Take a bike. This BikeShare program ... Read on »
City of Austin launches staff bike share program by Marcus S. Posted Sun 05 Apr 2009 12:02am This week, the City of Austin launched a pilot bike share program gear towards city staff to reduce vehicle emissions for short trips. Staff will be able to reserve bikes online and check them out whne they need them. Add this to the Austin CarShare program the City is doing to reduce greenhouse gases through vehicle sharing. With the talk of com ... Read on »
City staff bike sharing program creating a lotta buzz by Marcus S. Posted Mon 06 Apr 2009 12:19am Searching through Google news these past two or three days, I’ve come across a TON of mentions of the City of Austin Bike Sharing program. Kudos to them so far on the initial interest and coverage and let’s all hope this will translate into enthusiastic usage of the program. The Caffeinated Cyclist North Loop Neighborhoods KVUE KEYE ... Read on »
Mark your calendars! Austin Bike Summit 2011 coming on Sat, April 16 by Marcus S. Posted Mon 07 Feb 2011 3:16pm League of Bicycling Voters calling for presenters The Austin Bike Summit 2011 is on for Saturday, April 16, from 8:30 AM- 6 PM at Pine Street Station, 1101 E. 5th St. at Waller St. The summit organized by the League of Bicycling Voters is a place to connect with cycling advocates and plan for a more bikeble future. There will be workshops ... Read on »
Declutter Old Bicycles for Good! Help or Start a Christmas Bicycle Program for Kids in Your Area by Kim Wolinski, MSW "Dr. DeClutter" Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 29 Nov 2011 1:05am The City of Longmont, CO fire stations are accepting used bicycles for donation to Bicycle Longmont’s Christmas Bike Program. Drop off unwanted, used bikes at the nearest fire station. Santa’s elves will repair the donated bikes! Go Santa!! Kids receive repaired and happy bikes through charity organizations: The Safe Shelter of St. V ... Read on »
SUSTAINABLE ENERGY IN MOTION BIKE TOUR by Sally Kneidel Patient Expert Posted Wed 03 Jun 2009 12:24am Readers and friends: I got this notice via email yesterday, from Mark Retzlaff of the Portland Peace and Justice Center. Sounds like an interesting bike program. His email is Sally Hello, I wanted to drop you an e-mail about a really great project I'm involved w ... Read on »
Austin Bike Culture Calendar Events: 6/3- 6/9/10 by Marcus S. Posted Thu 03 Jun 2010 10:05am After a quiet Memorial Day weekend, June’s come in like a lion with tons of two wheeled events going on. Austin on Two Wheels’ Summer Social Ride Series begins this week with the Downtown Culture Cruise on Saturday and Taste of Downtown II on Wednesday. There’s also bike-in movies, a bike rodeo, and the closing ceremonies of Austin’s Bike Month ... Read on »
Austin Bike Summit this weekend to plan what’s next for bike advocacy by Marcus S. Posted Mon 05 Apr 2010 1:28pm The first Austin Bike Summit will be held this weekend to bring all parts of the cycling community together to plan for what’s next in bike advocacy. The summit is hosted by the League of Bicycling Voters , Yellow Bike Project , Austin Cycling Association , and Bike Texas . Registration is free and all are invited. Friday, April 9th, ... Read on »