More information: MobileStreetsAlive.org
More information: MobileStreetsAlive.org
Question: What has 100 legs, 100 wheels, wobbles when it rolls, can’t throw and steer at the same time and takes more than two hours to go three miles?
Answer: The motley crew of bicyclists who took the Order of Venus up on an invitation to ride in Monday night’s parade through downtown Mobile.
This very unusual experience began to take shape in late January, when word began to spread via the Mobilians on Bikes page on Facebook: The Order of Venus had invited interested bicyclists to participate in their upcoming Mardi Gras parade. Details were spelled out on an accompanying events page.
On Monday, night, in accordance with those instructions, elaborately dressed bicyclists began lining up their rides on Claiborne Street outside the Mobile Civic Center. Most had made some effort to decorate their bikes; everyone seemed to have come up with their own method of carrying beads and other throws.
SAMBA CHICKASABOGUE PARK CLEAN-UP
April 12th, 2014
Clean-Up: 9am – 12pm
Ride & BBQ: 12pm – 3pm
60 Aldock Road – Eight Mile, AL – 36613
ALL AGES EVENT
It looks like PeopleForBikes is headed to the Hawkeye State this year! In July, the first-ever PeopleForBikes Day will be held at RAGBRAI, and we couldn’t be more excited.
Known for being the oldest, largest, and longest bicycle tour of its kind, RAGBRAI (the Register’s Annual Bicycle Race Across Iowa) engages bicyclists of all kinds for a week-long ride that is as much about the camaraderie as it is about the cycling. Heading into its 42nd year, RAGBRAI sees an average annual turnout of more than 10,000 riders. PeopleForBikes is honored to be a part of this historical ride.
Last Saturday, at the annual RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party in Des Moines, Iowa, RAGBRAI Director T.J. Juskiewicz announced that Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014, the fourth day of the ride, will be PeopleForBikes Day. A main goal for RAGBRAI on this day will be to grow the PeopleForBikes movement for more and better biking by asking riders to make sure that they are PeopleForBikes members. For every new member signed up at RAGBRAI, PeopleForBikes will donate $1 to the Iowa Bicycle Coalition, a great bike advocacy ally in Iowa.
I was lucky enough to attend the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party, which had more than 1,000 attendees and included great entertainment by a band that’s a RAGBRAI favorite, the Spazmatics, a silent auction that benefitted the Iowa Bicycle Coalition, and an amazing amount of enthusiasm from individuals and teams that participate in RAGBRAI each year. From kilts to matching team jerseys to hilarious hats, the party attendees were dressed to the nines and excited to see what the route would be for this year’s ride.
One of the best things about RAGBRAI is that the route changes each year, so that different towns throughout Iowa get to host the overnight and, in turn, reap the tourism benefits that come with thousands of people descending upon a small town. This year, the overnight stop with the smallest population is Guttenberg, the final town on the ride, with a population of only 1,919. The largest town will be Mason City, Iowa, the overnight stop on PeopleForBikes Day, which has a population of 28,079. (See the full route here) The impact of more than 10,000 people spending money in these small towns is impressive and highlights one of the many economic benefits of bicycling.
If you’re interested in being part of this historic, beautiful, and super fun ride, check out www.ragbrai.com and be sure to register by April 1, 2014. We would love to see you there and hope you’ll join us for the first-ever PeopleForBikes Day!
Mobile and Baldwin County could be a paradise for cyclists – if it weren’t for the fact that too many cyclists are killed and injured every year on our roads and highways.
Team Share the Road sponsors the Second Annual Ride of Silence as a tribute to those cyclists, and to raise awareness of the many roads in the area that are not bicycle-friendly. (read more at AL.com)
from Fox 10 Website:
Team Share the Road is getting ready for another big race to support their organization.
The race is going to be a Criterium at Sunny South Raceway. It takes place Saturday, April 7 at 9 a.m. and is open to all ages.
There are 5 categories for riders and also a Fun Ride for kids.
Category 1 and 2 is for professional riders. Category 3 is for riders looking to move up to the professional level, and Category 4 is for amateurs.
Amateur riders will have to buy a one day professional license. That costs $10.
There is no distance for the ride. It’s a time limit of 45 minutes.
The goal of the race is to raise money for Team Share the Road’s mission to educate the public about drivers sharing the road with bicyclists, and road safety tips for bicyclists.