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Success Stories at the South-Central PA Regional Bike Summit

Want to hear about the successes of like-minded promoters of cycling as transportation? Attend the South-Central PA Regional Bike Summit on Saturday, 18 March. The target audience includes on and off-road riders, bike club members, bike shop representatives, bicycle advocates,

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Hudson Ave. bike share station is fully funded

In spring 2017, Rochester will get a bike share program, run by Zagster. Our friends at Reconnect Rochester wanted to make bike share broadly accessible to city residents, and in particular saw need for a bike share station on Hudson

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Main Street bike lane: Progress update

The City of Rochester will soon make substantial updates to Main Street, and RCA is among a coalition of citizens advocating for dedicated bike lanes on our new-and-improved Main Street. Read more about the project in the January RCA meeting

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Notes from MassBike Advocacy Boot Camp

by Jesse Peers Let me get this out of the way: I’m a relatively recent bicycle convert. I grew up in a cul-de-sac neighborhood way out in the ‘burbs and had nowhere to cycle to as a kid. Seventeen years

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RCA 2016 Accomplishments

The coming of a new year gives good opportunity for reflection, and we’re proud to say that the Rochester Cycling Alliance accomplished quite a lot in 2016 to promote biking and bike infrastructure in the Rochester area. A list is

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Breaking the Bubble, 5 December 7:30-8:30

Be part of the discussion “Breaking The Bubble: Re-Humanizing Rochester: The Past, Present, and Future of Rochester’s Transportation System”, 5 December, 7:30-8:30 at Brue Coffee downtown. Reconnect Rochester founder Mike Governale and City of Rochester Transportation Specialist Erik Frisch will

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3-foot passing law + jerseys!

We at the Rochester Cycling Alliance are working with the New York Bike Coalition toward a state law requiring motorists to leave a 3-foot space when passing cyclists on the road. You can read more and help by contacting your

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Rochester awarded Bronze Bicycle Friendly City status

by Harvey Botzman The League of American Bicyclists continues to cite Rochester for its success as a Bicycle Friendly City. In its most recent Fall, 2016, rankings, Rochester once again achieved a Bronze rating. More than 140 cities applied for

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Nelson Vails visit sponsored by Conkey Cruisers, 25-27 September

Conkey Cruisers, founded by RCA board member Theresa Bowick, will host Olympic medalist and cycling advocate Nelson “Nelly” Vails in Rochester 25-27 September. You can join him to see Cheetah: The Nelson Vails Story, attend a lunch & learn panel

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City to Nature Ride with Genessee Land Trust

As part of the first annual ‘Bike Your Park Day’ happening across the United States, Genesee Land Trust will be leading a City to Nature ride, happening Saturday, 24 September at 10:00. We will begin the ride on El Camino

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