The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has invited the public to attend a public meeting and workshop on Thursday, Oct. 16, regarding the Fredonia-Vermilion Cliffs Scenic Road corridor management plan (CMP). The Fredonia-Vermilion Cliffs Scenic Road includes SR 89A from Bitter Springs (at the turnoff to Page) to Fredonia near the Utah border. Flagstaff Biking has submitted comments asking that the scenic corridor be developed with consideration for bicycle touring,
Road Bike Advocacy
Pro Cyclist legend, Floyd Landis, led a ride to raise awareness for joint health on Saturday, October 4th on Lake Mary Road. The ride was presented by Smith and Nephew, an orthopedic prosthesis company, and benefited local cycling advocacy organization, Flagstaff Biking Organization. Over 30 individuals came to join the ride. Floyd Landis helped Lance Armstrong win the 2002 Tour de France. In January of 2003, Floyd crashed in training
Through collaboration between ADOT and the City of Flagstaff, repaving of Route 66 now includes marked lanes for biking along Route 66 and Milton from Flagstaff Ranch Road (near Woody Mt) to Switzer Canyon. See details here. While these lanes are not specifically signed for cycling, and are a little narrower than standard bike lanes, they give cyclist a better margin of safety and more recognition on the road, reports
Everyone is invited for a social road ride with Pro-peloton rider rider Floyd Landis on Lake Mary Road. The ride will meet and greet with photo ops at the Lower Lake Mary parking lot at 9:00 am on Saturday, October 4th. The ride is FREE. This ride is courtesy of Smith and Nephew, manufacturer of the BHR prosthesis that Floyd had implanted last year. Thanks to Smith and Nephew for
Take the new transportation survey and checkout the results from the first survey at ww.flagstaffpathways.org (http://www.flagstaffpathways.org/ ). Our first Flagstaff Pathways transportation survey invited the community to tell us what they think about major transportation issues and priorities. The new second survey will gather more specific information and build on the results of the first survey and other community input so far. Take a few moments to complete the new
News Flash! A bill to recognize the importance of bicycling in transportation and recreation is up for vote in the Senate. Contact Senator McCain on the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. Take Action Now! It’s super quick! The “National Bike Bill”, passed by the House in May, is scheduled to be considered by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, this Thursday, July 31, 2008, at 10 am.
On Labor Day Monday, cyclists from around Arizona will join the Verde Valley Cyclists in a ride to honor their close friend Pete Bennett and all fallen riders. The ride’s intention is to make a visual statement against the carnage taking place on our streets. It is a chance to mourn those who have been killed. The ride hopes to raise awareness of bicycle safety and “Share the Road”,