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.
Everyone did a bang up job. This has been a fantastic Bike to Work Week and we ALL have broken all our records in this 8th Annual Bike to Work Week. Results were incredibly close and difficult to call, so we used the whole week’s results and average miles commuted to call the winners. But here are the results. Complete results can be seen on the Worksite Challenge page. Large
Flummoxed by our own success! The turn-out for Bike to Work Week 2008 has been Phenomenal! Flag Rocks! We’ve had so many participants we have to upgrade our server! Most of the contests were too close to call but we have these: Sinagua High School won the Golden Sprocket Trophy for highest bike-commuting rate. Flagstaff High placed second. Good Going Yall! Ansel Andrews, Flag High School, won the Student Film
Turnout for Bike to Work Week has been FANTASTIC so far. Most people have had no problem logging in their miles. We have heard from a few who forgot to enter past day’s commutes, and it with regret that FBO cannot enter those commutes after the fact. But remember! When more of us bike commute… we are ALL winners. Even if we don’t win a great Breezer bike (this year).
Handy Links You might need: Places to LOG YOUR DATA: Your Daily Commute; or The WS Coordinator’s Daily Totals; or New Worksite Registrations To VIEW REPORTS: For Daily Commutes; The WS Coordinator’s Daily Totals; New Worksite Registrations Some highlights from the week so far: Monday: Logins= 650, Total Participants= 650, Total Miles= 5,280, Average commute= 8.1 miles Tuesday Logins= 283, New Participants= 77, Total Miles= 1,731 , Average commute= 6.1 miles
Monday morning’s Kick-Off Commuter Ride was a huge success with over 200 cyclists showing up to support cycling in Flagstaff. Mayor Joe Donaldson led the parade with Kevin Burke, Flagstaff City Manager, and Martin Ince, Flagstaff’s Multi-Modal Planner. After the parade Jack Welch was awarded the FBO 2008 Bicycle Advocacy Award and was also presented a bicycle as a token of his SuperHero Powers of Cycling Goodness! Way to go
The moment so many have awaited! You can Log Your Commute NOW! CLICK HERE! A Great time was had by all at yesterday’s Bike Bazaar and Swap, and the Human Powered Parade. We had perfect weather and a fine crowd of bike enthusiasts, bike merchants, bikes, families on bikes, and bike gear. Bikes had one wheel, 2 wheels, and up to 4 wheels. (Below) The Parade in the home stretch:
Hello Cyclists! If you have some extra time this Sunday, and would like to help out with Bike to Work Week, FBO could use some help with the Sunday Bike To Work Week Bike Bazaar. We need: 3-4 volunteers on Sunday morning (~6:30-7am) to unload and setup tables at Heritage Square 2-3 volunteers on Sunday evening to load and then unload tables from Heritage Square when the bazaar is over at 3pm.
Interested in making Flagstaff more bicycle-friendly? Please join us for Flagstaff’s first annual Bicycle Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, May 14, 2008, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the lobby of the Flagstaff City Hall at 211 West Aspen Avenue. The meeting will be hosted by the City of Flagstaff and is being held in conjunction with Flagstaff’s Bike-to-Work Week events. The intent of the Bicycle Town Hall Meeting is
Worksite Coordinators can begin Registering their Worksites NOW! Go Here. You can register your worksite for the Bike to Work Week Worksite Challenge NOW! Join Flagstaff’s Pedalers, grab some friends and a worksite, and be a cycle hero! If your worksite is larger than 100 people, consider subdividing it and recruiting another coordinator. It’s easier to encourage and motivate people you see more frequently. https://flagstaffbiking.org/bike-to-work-week/worksite-challenge/worksite-registration