Friday, April 25, 2008

Friday, April 25

Yay, sun! Though it was cool, it was sunny, and that sure put a smile on people's faces.

We forgot the signs, so we didn't catch as many drive-by bicyclists as we have in the past. I estimate about fifty people. This week we were at 12th and Chemeketa.

Lloyd Chapman, candidate for mayor, stopped by. Our proximity to the ODOT offices made it easy for ODOT staff to visit. We had information on Different Spokes, Mary Lou Zeek's bike art show on Saturday, May 3, and First Wednesday, May 7.

South Salem Cycleworks provided some nifty patch kits.

Friday, March 28

Breakfast on Bikes - "Spring Break & Welcome to Spring Edition"

The Mid-Willamette Valley chapter of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance brings you another Breakfast on Bikes on Friday, March 28th, between 7am and 9am.

For the "Welcome to Spring!" edition, we'll again be at Mission & Winter, just south of the hospital, in the parking lot between Deepwood and McCulloch Stadium at Bush's Pasture Park.

We'll have information about the MWVBTA bicycle survey and about some May "Bike to Work Month" activities.

Welcome to Spring indeed! The weather was 35 degrees, windy, rain mixed with snow. We were wet, cold, and lots of folks just wanted to keep moving and get to the office. Debbie Boe took this picture of our set up...Can you feel the wet & cold?

Leap Day - February 29

Photo credit: Tim Ehlers/TRE Photography.

On Leap Day, nearly 75 bicyclists leaped into the saddle for the inaugural "Breakfast on Bikes" on Mission and Winter. They enjoyed fellowship, coffee, fruit, and pastries! If you were there, you'll want to come again - if you weren't, come find out what you missed!

About the Leap Day breakfast, bicyclists said:

"The Breakfast on Bikes seemed a great success to me. Many more people than I had expected. A great idea and well implemented."

"A great idea to promote biking."

"Thank you for putting the breakfast together. That was a great location and it was a great turnout."

Please be sure to support and thank our gracious donors: Coffee House Cafe, Lifesource Natural Foods, and Cascade Baking Company.