Archive for July, 2007

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Would YOU trade your CAR for a BIKE?

New Belgium is looking for one dedicated individual at each Tour de Fat stop this Summer to commit to living car-free for one year. It could be you. In exchange for this tremendous gesture, New Belgium would like to award you with a custom-fitted, Fort Collins-built, New Belgium commuter bike to ride as your rolling badge of courage and honor. You will be a hero to the many disenchanted citizens who are tired of pollution and traffic congestion. You’ll also get to chronicle the trials and triumphs of your journey to a car-free existence on the New Belgium website as a harbinger of positive change for others who might attempt this feat.

Interested? Click HERE and then click the “Bike Trade” link for more info. Also, don’t miss the video of “Denver Kev’s Car-Free Salvation” from the recent Denver TdF.

Having trouble with the the followyourfolly website? Here is Car for Bike trade info in MS Word Format: would-you-trade-your-car-for-a-bike.doc

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The City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department has an interesting report available on their website that summarizes bicycle/vehicle collisions for 2005. The 20 page report is full of statistics on things such as the demographics of bicycle collision victims, helmet usage, and timing of accidents.

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Did you know that once a month the roads of South Mountain Park are car free? The next Silent Sunday is next weekend (July 22nd), so if you haven’t taken advantage of this excellent program from the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department why not do so next Sunday? We’ll be there…

The remaining Silent Sundays for 2007 are July 22, Aug. 26, Sept. 23, Oct. 28, Nov. 18, and Dec. 23.

More info is HERE

Need a good route from Tempe to South Mtn? This is a good option that takes advantage of back roads between Southern and Baseline.

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