Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Calling all 2-wheelers


If you're a cyclist interested in making this region a better place for all human-powered two-wheelers, head to REI on Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for the Pikes Peak Area Bikeways Coalition meeting.

What is this group working toward? Focusing local efforts for maximum results; applying for LAB's Bicycle Friendly Community Award, gathering support for local events.

How can you get involved? Attend the meeting; man a table at Earth Day; work and/or ride the Starlight Spectacular; help build the freeride area at Red Rock Canyon Open Space. There are plenty of ways to get involved, have fun, and make a difference.

3 comments:

Dave Philipps said...

OMG the picture you posted is of a vintage Raleigh Roadster (I believe). I have one of these bikes. They're wonderful. Internal three speed. 29 inch wheels. They don't build 'em like that any more.

Dena Rosenberry said...

I wasn't thinking of your sweet townie ride when I saw this. I was just looking for a classic. Oh, for a clear spring day free of slush!

Brenda Sue said...

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