Friday, May 1, 2009

Saturday Market Bike Parking!

Robert Fox and the BTA Bike Safety Education program held the first Community Ride of the season at Morningside Elementary earlier today. The program, honored by the Surgeon General, has taught over 40,000 kids how to ride safely. We'll have more of an update on that later, but it's always great to see kids getting the hang of riding, learning to ride safely, and figuring out how easy it is to go places by bike!

At the ride, a couple of the Community Ride volunteers announced that Capitol Velo Racing Club Friends of Salem Saturday Market was working on organizing valet bike parking at the Saturday Market - the one downtown on the "green lot."

How great is that!?

The Capitol Velo FSSM group is meeting tomorrow afternoon at the market to do some planning. The effort will need volunteers, so let us know if you want to help encourage people to bike to the market!


Stephanie Matlock Allen said...

Hey, thanks for the plug! The bike valet parking is a project hosted by the brand new non-profit group Friends of Salem Saturday Market. Our main goal is to encourage & enable a sustainable lifestyle for the good people of Salem! Bike parking at the Market is just one example. We're also planning a variety of canning/preservation classes and farm tours. On June 13, we're hosting Worldwide Knit in Public Day! Watch for more events at And of course, we encourage everyone to become members of our group and support our mission. We'll be at the Market weekly starting in June.

Salem Breakfast on Bikes said...

Thanks for the clarification, Stephanie!

Stephanie Matlock Allen said...

Of course! FSSM is hosting the project, but we're doing it in conjunction with Capitol Velo ~ and hopefully a lot of other Mid-Valley bike groups as well. We're enabling the project, but it will really require the legwork from CapVelo & others to make it a reality!