Posted by Steve Reiter on August 14, 2015
Cycle in the City
Free Guided Bike Rides in Syracuse
Choose a 10 or 16 mile Ride.
Rides start at 9am, Sunday August 16 at Jefferson Street in Armory Square at the Creekwalk Trailhead.
MUST WEAR A BICYCLE HELMET
RIDERS MUST BE 12 OR OLDER
Route for this Ride: http://www.ongov.net/health/documents/August2015Routes.pdf
Other dates: September 13, October 4
For more information call 435-3280
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Posted by Steve Reiter on July 1, 2015
Bikes vs Cars is a new movie that is now premiering at events around the world. I participated in funding its production through kickstarter and was excited to see it in a pre-release period a few months ago.
As part of Bikes vs Cars
’ overall objective of increasing ridership and safer conditions for doing so, they have set up a way to collect data from riders using several existing apps as well as their own.
The data can be used to demonstrate location and frequency of trips by bike to planners and politicians.
If you would like to use this or pass it along, please read through the information on this page and pass it on!
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Posted by Steve Reiter on April 29, 2015
The city of Syracuse and Onondaga County Health Department sponsors monthly Sunday morning group rides during bicycle season. The schedule for the 2015 Cycle in the City rides can be found below.
| CYCLE IN THE CITY SCHEDULE FOR 2015
|Sunday, May 17
|Sunday, June 21
|Sunday, July 19
|Sunday, August 16
|Sunday, September 13
|Sunday, October 4
The rides are a lot of fun and a great way to meet and network with fellow bicyclists. The rides also provide a safe ride for less experienced riders and help them to gain confidence in their ability ride on the city streets and town roads. My hope is that eventually the less experienced riders will ride more and more on their own on the city streets and town roads. This will help every one because more bike riders will lead to more attentive drivers and safer rides for everyone.
The Cycle in the City rides start at 9:00 am. The rides begin and end at Armory Square at the Onondaga Creek Walk Trail Head – on West Jefferson Street near the Sound Garden and the MOST. The rides are free. Every month there are different routes that wind through different parts of the city and adjacent towns. In the week before the Cycle in the City ride, the ride routes are posted on the Onondaga County Health Department web page. There are printed copies of the map routes available at the start of the ride.
The hope is to have 2 different rides. One ride is approximately 10 miles long and the other ride is approximately 20 miles long. In order to to heve 2 rides, we need volunteer 6 ride leaders for each Cycle in the City. We would like 3 leaders each for the 10 mile ride and the 20 mile ride . One ride leader is at the front end, one at the rear end and one in the middle of the pack to try to keep the riders together.
We would also like one person for each ride to be a support rider. This support rider would ride with his or her bike tool / tire patch / frame pump kit and ride towards the rear of the ride. They would help less experienced riders that have flat tires or minor mechanical issues, to continue the ride.
If you are able to assist as a volunteer ride leader or support rider for one or more of the scheduled Cycle in the City rides, send a message using the contact form and it will be forwarded to the appropriate person.
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Posted by Steve Reiter on April 13, 2015
The New York Bicycling Coalition picked up the story on the closed University Ave. cycle track. Read their article here.
The Bike Lane Blockade in Syracuse | NYBC.
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Posted by Steve Reiter on March 30, 2015
Gathering Before the Ride
Despite the 18 degree temperature, 16 brave soles (hah hah, I meant “souls”, though our soles were brave, too), including 2 children!, came out for Saturday morning’s (3/21) ride in support of bike lanes on Euclid Ave. That’s only slightly less than 1 cyclist per degree fahrenheit! Wait until it gets warmer. Starting at the corner of Euclid and Westcott, we rode west on Euclid, following the cycle track that begins at Comstock down Waverly and University, and continuing on the bike lanes on E. Genesee to Almond St., where we turned around and retraced our path back to the start. Some of us then joyfully commiserated over hot drinks and snacks at the Mello Velo Cafe. Members of BikeCNY were among riders from BikeEuclid, SEUNA, WNA, and ESF who also came out to show their support.
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Posted by Steve Reiter on March 25, 2015
BikeCNY was interviewed by the Daily Orange yesterday about the covered bike lane on University Ave. The article appeared today:
Construction delays, lawsuit prolong building of Syracuse University bookstore, result in bike lane closures | The Daily Orange.
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Posted by Steve Reiter on March 24, 2015
This news report on the covered-over cycle track on University Avenue aired on WRVO on March 23rd. (Note that the audio is cut short. There is additional paragraph in the text that was originally aired.)
Cyclists, city of Syracuse want bike lane reopened | WRVO Public Media.
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