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Annual Mud Searies Season Presentations--2007
in Tasmania, plus a potluck and…a slide show by Robin Verner
Join Amy and Robin Verner, co-owners of Battenkill Sports, for a potluck,
followed by their slides from a recent trip to Tasmania.
-Thursday, March 29th, 7:30pm, Battenkill Sports Bicycle Shop,
Routes 11& 30-Junction Super 7, Manchester Center. Potluck at
6pm, RSVP to Amy at www.battenkillsports.com or 802-362-2734
Newfoundland by Bike, Minivan and Foot,
a slide show by Kevin Bessett
Sip hot chocolate and watch Kevin Bessett show pictures taken during
a 2006 trip to Newfoundland. Kevin is the president of the Green Mountain
Bicycle Club, as well as an avid bicycle and Nordic ski racer.
-Saturday, April 7, 5pm, at the Catamount Outdoor Family Center
Best Bicycle Rides in Vermont: Scenic,
Casual, Challenging, Historic and Multi-Day, a presentation and book
signing by John Freidin
Author and former owner of Vermont Bicycle Touring, John S. Freidin,
will discuss his favorite bicycle routes in Vermont based upon his
recent book (2006), Back Road Bicycling in Vermont. His first of four
books on bicycling in Vermont was published in 1973. Signed copies
of his book will be available for those who wish to purchase one.
-Tuesday, April 17, 7pm, at Middlebury’s Ilsley Library.
Co-sponsored by The Bike Center and The Alpine Shop.
Beaches and Roman Ruins: Cycling the Aegean Coast of Turkey,
a slide show by Bob Immler
A transplanted Californian, Bob began bicycle touring in his twenties
and has not looked back. His tours have included Hawaii, parts of
the Lewis and Clark Trail, and the Pacific Coast from Canada to Mexico.
Last year, he toured in Vietnam and Europe, cycling from Vienna to
Budapest and from Prague back to Vienna. He has also published five
books, including Bicycling in Hawaii.
-Wednesday, April 25, 7pm Newfane’s Moore Free Library
A Year-Long Bicycle Ride, a slide show by Kathy Davidow
In 2000 and 2001, Kathy and her partner Bud Haas decided that every
bicycle trip they took ended too soon, so in an attempt to keep on
riding, they took a year off from their everyday lives and rode their
bikes. This slide show is about whom they met, what they saw, and
the discovery that even a year isn’t long enough! Kathy and
Bud have been bicycle touring together for over 20 years, traveling
in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, and the Caribbean.
-Thursday, April 26, 6:15pm at Onion River Sports in Montpelier
Swing Dance: Stay in Shape for the Coming
Bike Season, instruction provided by VT Bike Ped’s own Executive
Director, Nancy Schulz!
Since moving to Vermont 14 years ago, Nancy has shared the joys of
movement with hundreds of aspiring dancers. She has taught ballroom
dances ranging from salsa to samba to elementary school children,
senior citizens, and all ages in between. She likes to quote Arthur
Murray who said, “If you can walk, you can dance.”
-Saturday, May 12, 7pm, at the Unitarian Church in Montpelier.
of Vermont Metric Century
10 years of organizing a metric century ride in Central Vermont, Vermont
Safe Kids and partner organization VT Bike Ped have made the difficult
decision to lay this ride to rest. There will not be a ride in 2006.
The ride, known for many years as the VT Safe Kids Bike-a-Thon, was
later renamed the Heart of Vermont. The 2005 ride raised over $7000
for safer bicycling, walking, and safer kids -- with a considerable
share of the proceeds going to support a Community Mini-grants Program
(applications for awards up to $200 are due each spring). This year,
Vermont Safe Kids will be accepting donations directly into the mini-grant
fund; contact Susan Victory if you would like to make a donation.
Thank you again to all of our riders and sponsors for your past support!
Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition’s
Mud Season Series 2006 also available as a PDF
The mission of the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition, as
the statewide voice for bicycling and walking in Vermont, is to promote
bicycling and walking safety and access for our health, economy, environment
and community. The Coalition envisions a state in which human-powered
travel is a respected mode of transportation, with more and more people
walking and bicycling safely to school, to work, and within the community
– for fun, health, and the benefit of the environment.
us for inspiring presentations that will take you to byways and highways
near and far. In this series we will ex perience the French Alps,
ride across the U.S.A, ask if bicycling is a political statement,
hike off the beaten path in Nepal, and much more!
events are FREE and open to the public, but of course
donations are always appreciated.
in the French Alps - Williston
- Saturday, February 11, 2006 at 4:30 pm
a trip to France while sipping hot chocolate. Kevin Bessett will be
showing pictures taken during a seven-day trip to the Grenoble area
in July 2004. Also see pictures from two stages of the Tour de France,
including Lance Armstrong in action. Kevin is an avid cyclist and
president of the Green Mountain Bicycle Club. Catamount
Outdoor Family Center, Williston.
A Cross-Country Adventure by Bicycle - Montpelier
- Thursday, March 9, 2006 at 6:30pm
Mary Welz told her hus band John Waldo that she was going to ride
her bicycle across the country, his first thought was “what
bicycle?” as Mary did not even own one. What started out as
a seemingly crazy idea turned into reality when John, Mary and her
18-year-old daughter, Annie, spent 49 days riding 3,600 miles across
our vast country. The experience left them deeply appreciative of
the diversity of America’s land and her people... and ready
for more bicycling ad ventures! Onion River Sports, 20
Langdon Street, Montpelier
Is Bicycling a Political Statement? - Bradford - Tuesday,
March 21, 2006 at 7:30pm
watch the short films, We Are Traffic, tracing the history
of the Critical Mass movement, and Still We Ride, a Critical
Mass event in New York City on the eve of the Republican National
Convention in 2004. Participate in a lively discussion about what
bicycling in Vermont means to each of us and our communities. Middle
Earth Music Hall, Barton Street, downtown Bradford
A Cycling Journey Across a Free Land - Manchester -
March 30, 2006 at 7:00pm
than 30 years, photographer Stan Achey had wanted to ride his bicycle
across the country. Departing from the Golden Gate Bridge park on
June 20, Stan rode for seven weeks, as his wife Sally drove the SAG
vehicle, accompanied by their Australian Shepherd, Tucker. Stan and
Sally will share the photographic images of their adventure on: Thursday
March 30 at 7:00pm, Battenkill Sports Bicycle Shop, Routes 11&
30-Junction Super 7, Manchester Center. Potluck at 6:00pm, RSVP to
Amy at www.battenkillsports.com or 802-362-2734
in France: If Anything Could Go Wrong, it Did!
in Nepal: Off the Beaten Path
dual topic slide presentation features a humorous look at a bicycle
trip in France. Also featured are slides from a fabulous trek off
the beaten path in Nepal. Presented by Tom Jones, an experienced outdoor
person, who has bicycled, hiked, & whitewater canoed in North
America, Europe, and Asia. Two locations:
Rutland - Thursday, April 20, 2006 at 6:30pm, The
Great Outdoors Trading Company, 219 Woodstock Avenue, Rutland
Middlebury - Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at 7:00pm,
Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main Street, Middlebury. Co-sponsored by
Alpine Shop and The Bike Center.
in Vietnam - a Travel Adventure
- Brattleboro - TBA
type, VT Bike Ped Coalition members Bob and Michelle Immler are off
exploring Vietnam on their bicycles and sending back photos and commentary
via a webblog (at Crazyguyonabike.com). On their return, they'll share
a sit-down version of their tale. Details to be announced.
Tentative date is Monday May 8, 2006.
For more information on the series, call 802-225-8904, e-mail
email@example.com, or www.vtbikeped.org
thanks to our sponsors including: Alpine Shop Middlebury,
Battenkill Sports Bicycle Shop, The Bike Center, Cabot Creamery, Catamount
Outdoor Family Center, The Great Outdoors Trading Company, Green Mountain
Bicycle Club, Middlebury Mountaineer, Middle Earth Music Hall, and
Onion River Sports.
to see you at one or more of these events!